First, a few wise words of the good Docktor:
"He was sunk in despair. He was desperate... he called his equally depressed campaign manager and instructed him to.....accuse his high-riding opponent (the pig farmer) of having routine carnal knowledge of his barnyard sows, despite the pleas of his wife and children... His campaign manager was shocked. 'We can't say that, Lyndon,' he said. 'It's not true.' 'Of course it's not,' Johnson barked at him, 'but let's make the bastard deny it.'..."
Hunter Thompson, on Lyndon Johnson's 1948 Congressional Campaign
Next, a copy of the BC Liberal 'letter' obtained by Integrity BC's Dermod Travis:
Finally, the words of not-so idiot blogger Merv Adey:
...There were no dirty deeds by BCNDP HQ targeting the Liberals. There was no dissemination of private information by anyone except the BC Liberals themselves. The BCLiberals yesterday sent out a letter which in its first sentence tried to blame Independent MLA Vicki Huntington for the debacle caused by no-one but themselves.
Everything Christy Clark said in the last week on the subject of the hacking story was a falsehood...
Here's the thing...
The New York Times has decided to call lies exactly what they are when they are uttered by their country's present leader.
Our local Lotuslandian proMedia, who had their gong banged recently on a story that actually matters by that same New York Times (and who are having their gong rung once again this weekend by Macleans), should try doing the same thing.
Repeatedly calling out a lying liar for repeatedly lying, I mean.
And, more to the point, until our very finest of the fine proMedia does that, repeatedly, no more 'Oh woe is us because the public just won't listen' - type stories.
Merv also recommends that you listen to 8 minutes with former shock-'n-rock jock Drex on 'NW who calls out Christy Clarks repeated lying for the malice-driven deflector spike spin that it really was...I agree that it is 480 ticks o' the clock worth giving up...
And, just in case you missed it, Mr. Mason's number on the local puffed-up punditry's scorecard nudged upward with yesterday's column, although the judges added technical demerits due to his refusal to go near the deflector spin issue.
And, finally, can you see the oblique Vizzini in the BC Liberal 'letter'?...