Party public relations accomplice CTV headline a poll revealing that "63% of Canadians think the Prime Minister is lying when he says he wasn't involved in the sponsorship scandal" with "Cdns. suspicious of a Tory hidden agenda." (HT: Andrew Coyne)
In this case it may simply be a commentary, sad to say, on how far the public's expectations have sunk: it is no longer newsworthy that 63% of Canadians don't believe their prime minister when he tells them he wasn't involved in a criminal conspiracy.completely dropping the context of editorial decisions. Its deemed lack of newsworthiness is supposed to communicate its insignificance -- that's the point. The public's expectations? The sinking has more to do with the depths in which journalists and editors operate.
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Posted by Mike on Saturday, April 30, 2005