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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Warren has some good advice for the PMO

Yep, Warren has some advice for the Prime Minister... it's time to try and make nice (or at least nicer...) with the PPG. Don't forget, regardless of how much you hate the guy, he is one of the smartest political hacks in the country... and is consistantly proven right more often than proven wrong.

It's time to play nicer with them... like Sam Clements said, "You don't pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel" (or something to that effect). We've won a few key battles, but anything more is just going to hurt us come the next election. More accessability to the press likely couldn't hurt us any more than having the press permanently ticked off at us could.

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  • At Thu. May 31, 03:27:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HArper has nade his impression and left the stage for Dion,

    HArper is now a hasbeen.

    Lawrence Cannon for Leader., and a majority. cuz really, we messed up choosing harper.
    What the hell were we thinking with dictator wannabe?

  • At Thu. May 31, 03:52:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Ben in Ontario said…

    Kinsella's right, if in a somewhat convoluted way. The Conservatives really need to rethink their communications function and sharpen it up considerably.

    Poor communications--party-wide, not just the PM--has dogged the Conservatives going back to
    the '80s. While it's true that much of the media has a Liberal/NDP bias, top-form communications would make that bias increasingly difficult to maintain. It's important to remember that many of the current members of the Press Gallery are really quite unsophisticated and lazy intellectually and they need to be spoon-fed. That's where a crackerjack of a communications director would come in to explain and contrast Conservative actions and intentions with those of the other parties more effectively and clearly than at present.

  • At Thu. May 31, 04:29:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nope!I disagree. The CPC should keep the PPG where they are.Give them nothing.
    They are trained to use CPC words against the CPC not to report fairly.The more you give them the more they will have to twist. Without the actions taken with the PPG the CPC would be at 25% by now.So be carefull what you wish for.
    By the way the CPC has a nice war room to bypass the PPG during an election.

  • At Thu. May 31, 04:38:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    "By the way the CPC has a nice war room to bypass the PPG during an election."

    Yea, but it's role will be limited due to election spending limits.

  • At Thu. May 31, 05:10:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There is absolutely no reason to believe that "playing nice" with the press will reap any benefits.

    Who cares WHAT Kinsella says? He's first and foremost, a Liberal. He is also a spotlight-hungry media hog . With the Liberals out of power he needs something to keep himself in the press so he decides to kiss some PPG ass with his unsolicted "advice".

    Why *SHOULD* Harper do *ANYTHING* for the media? He won a minority government despite their best efforts. He has won several pissing matches with them. There's no reason to change tactics.

    Let the media scumbags threaten and bluster. Conservatives can fight back. Digital recorders, cell phone cameras, Youtube and the blogs are powerful weapons when used properly.

    I,(for one) can't wait until I record some journalist in a drunken, unguarded moment making an off colored joke or comment and then post it to Youtube and email it to *EXACTLY* the right group that you KNOW will be most outraged by it. Maybe then some copies e-mailed to the reporters boss, the paper's advertisers ect. ect. ect. ect.

    Personally I can't wait for the battle to begin. It's going to be fun. Payback's a bitch kids.

  • At Thu. May 31, 05:47:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Yea, but it's role will be limited due to election spending limits."

    Unless you know the costs to run to its full intent during an election, than this is not a fair comment.
    And it is very sad that the CPC is supposed to play nice with the PPG. For fear that they will demolish the CPC and do what they can to bring the government down during an election. Just to get their man Dion in.
    Do Canadians accept that?

  • At Thu. May 31, 08:58:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous jgriffin said…

    The PPG, unelected, unaccountable, unwashed and untouchable. It galls me that they have more say in the running of our country than the government seems to. Why is it ok to have a group of people, beholden to no one, shaping public opinion, therefore public policy, in this country.

  • At Thu. May 31, 09:45:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

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  • At Thu. May 31, 09:47:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    The point that is missed in these discussions is how the concentration of media interests has greatly damaged the quality of reporting. The liberal media bias cries are complete and utter BS -- bias isn't the problem here: the fact that most of the Canadian media is controlled by about 5 major interests is. And all of these interests have cut back considerably on the number of reporters covering political files.

    This, coupled with an obsession with easy headlines ("Spring Election!", "Garth Turner a Liberal", "MacKay Calls Stronach a Word that Rhymes with Itch") have neutered our national media.

  • At Thu. May 31, 09:51:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "It galls me that they have more say in the running of our country than the government seems to."

    If you're running the kind of government that only plays to headlines, you're not much of a government to begin with.

    Sure, the press can be fickle. I'm sure we all agree. Give Canadians as a whole some credit -- they too can easily see through a fickle press.

  • At Fri. Jun. 01, 12:00:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "The Liberal media bias cries are . . . BS" No, *THAT* statement was BS. The media is OVERWHELMINGLY left wing biased. I have had this arguement with many people online and over and over again its been proven that the only ones who deny liberal bias in the media are members of media themselves and liberals.

    I'm not kidding. Now, which are you dirk? Be honest. I was.


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