The Edmonton Sun's Paul Stanway complains about the treatment accorded Rona Ambrose in Nairobi last week:
Much was made [193 stories on the topic] of the fact that -- in the words of The Canadian Press -- "Ambrose received two 'fossil of the day' awards from environmentalists at the conference."
Liberal environment minister Stephane Dion got the same award in 2004 [December 7th], which triggered no stories...
I don't usually write about Sun columns, but Coyne has bitched about the same issue, and it looks like they were both picking up on some musings by Blogging Tory Stephen Taylor.
Coyne and Stanway treat the MSM as some Otherly beast that they stand apart from. But of course both men write columns for notorious right-leaning newspapers that are clearly part of the MSM and, as far as I can tell, either one could have covered the story on December 8, 2004, or at any time thereafter. Apparently, they did not. Were their yellow crayons broken?
In fact, if there were no stories filed at the time, that can only mean that nobody at The Sun or The Post or any of Canada's Conservative dailies/weeklies chose to write about Canada's 2004 Fossil of the Day Award. Why is that? Well, ask yourself why a Conservative paper would even write about a Canadian Government undermining Kyoto, unless it were to offer it high-fives.
Instead, they they seem to expect Liberal-friendly media outlets to do their criticizing for them.