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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why the Tories are doing well in the media

I wondered how the media was going to spin "SparrowGate", so I tuned into the 6pm news on CBC, to listen to how they portrayed it.

Because of their rapid dealing with the situation, even the CBC spun it in a positive light, commenting on "how much they've learned since the 2004 election" when it comes to dealing with problems.

Contrast that with the following story... where they reported about the Liberal candidate who advocated "sending in the troops shooting" back at Oka. How did that story end? As an "unresolved" situation... which will garner another news cycle once the candidate announces his withdrawl tomorrow.

Tories, one new cycle on the problem. Liberals, two or three news cycles, by the time this story's finished.

You decide who's running the better campaign.

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2 Comments:

  • At Thu. Sep. 11, 08:34:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Alan said…

    At this point, probably the Liberals. As long as Dion stays on message with the Green Shift, the campaign is focused even though the desired results may not be manifesting themselves.

    It's almost by default that the Liberals are running a better campaign because the Tories are making stupid mistakes on their own. Oh well, it's only been Week 1. Still another 4 more to go!

     
  • At Fri. Sep. 12, 10:24:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Russ Campbell said…

    Frankly, it pains me to say that I see the Tories in no better than a tie with the Grits.

    Dealing quickly and decisively with missteps is commendable, but avoiding them in the first place is the winning formula. Unforced errors will beat you every time.

    Too many back-firing schoolboy antics for my liking. Hopefully they are learning—or we will miss our big chance at a majority government.

     

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