Friday, January 20, 2006

Bloviation For The Nation


A few days ago we wondered which of the Corp-0-Media mouth organs would have the guts to blow the whistle on the CPC's fake landslide.

Well, imagine our surprise when it turned out to be Fast Eddie G's shop itself that did the deed:

Friday, January 20, 2006 Posted at 5:23 AM EST
From Friday's Globe and Mail

The Conservative Party's lead in the polls has narrowed to nine percentage points as voters in Ontario and Quebec have second thoughts about a Stephen Harper government.

The latest poll for The Globe and Mail and CTV by the Strategic Counsel shows national support for the Conservatives has dropped to 37 per cent from 41 per cent, while support for the Liberals has risen to 28 per cent from 25 per cent. Backing for the New Democratic Party dipped one percentage point to 16 per cent.

The race has tightened in the face of a Liberal advertising attack on Mr. Harper and an anti-Tory offensive in Quebec by the Bloc Québécois and Liberals, which have warned of the front-running party's social-conservative leanings, said Allan Gregg, chairman of the Strategic Counsel.

The thing is, this is no mea culpa.


Because it was Allan Gregg's strategically counselled operatives and a more than willing Mr. Greenspon that had a huge part in starting the whole CPC 'Aura of Inevitability' fiction in the first place.

Thus, I would suggest that this bit of bloviation is actually a pre-emptive bit of butt protection from somebody who is worried that folks might be starting to pay attention.

Regardless, many people will say that this 'news' that the lead is shrinking won't matter anyway because it's too late - what with the weekend inserted between now and the election and all.

And ten, or maybe five, or maybe even two years ago that may have been true.

But that was before the Bloggodome emerged as a 'go to' information and opinion source for growing numbers of people.

And, unlike highly paid and even higher falutin' bigtime journos, the keepers of the Bloggodome do not take weekends off.

Time for the keepers to get to work.

Scott Tribe is on this one, as is pogge, as was Declan before it even started.
Paul Wells is on it too, if cryptically.


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