Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lock Up All The Reporters!


Mr. Willcocks makes an interesting, and illuminating, point regarding yesterday's herding, command and control of the media by B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell's handlers:

The whole deal was set up for political effect. Reporters were in a mini-lockup starting at 5:15 and forbidden from filing until after Campbell finished speaking. The aim, in part, was to make it tough for any opposition or expert reaction to make it into the evening newscasts or even into the papers.

Which begs the question....

What was Mr. Campbell so afraid of?

That somebody might capitalize on early knowledge of the temporary and bogus 'cuts to ferry fares' to game the marine worker's 'Hahn-Must-Go!' locker-room betting pool?



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