Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cadmania: Have Tories Threatened Dan Wallace?

Dan Wallace is Chuck Cadman's one-time executive assistant. Stephen Maher from the Chronicle Herald seems to think CPoC has shown him, as it were, an open grave:

"Mr. Wallace," I said.

He appeared not to hear me. "Dan Wallace?"

He moved to go down the stairs, without ever looking at me, and I followed him.

"Mr. Wallace, can I ask you a question?"

The elevator arrived. He got on and I followed him.

He got off the elevator.

"No, you can’t ask me a question," he said and made to go down the stairs.

I made to follow him, at which point he got on the elevator again. I stepped on.

"I’m going up anyway," I said, at which point he got off and I decided to leave him alone.

It is reasonable to conclude that the Tories have put the fear of God into Mr. Wallace.

Plus a passel of X-Reformers who believe a bribe was offered.

Come out come out, Art Hanger, you can run but you can't hide (unless its under Jack Layton's desk).

14 comments:

Holly Stick said...

So why doesn't the msm show us pictures of these cowardly Conservatives? I want a montage on the evening news of Art Hanger running away from his committee, Dan Wallace running from that nice reporter, and all the rest running away. Give Stephen Harper a picture of himself running away with a hook to hang from the ceiling, since he's covered all the walls with pictures of himself already.

Ti-Guy said...

I think we've all seen them running away. It doesn't exactly make for riveting television and a lot of people think it's an acceptable way to deal with the media. Of course, they don't understand that elected officials and their associates are under a different standard of public acountability, but...well, anyway.

I think it's the easiest thing in the world to intimidate a Conservative. The way they pick the bones of their own clean is something that's fascinating for those of us who've been been accused (or accuse ourselves) of traditionally eating their young. One word from Wallace, and KKKate will be posting scans of his high school year-book photos during a really awkward stage within the hour. And that's only if she's going for "whimsical."

markus said...

Not wanting to talk to the press MUST mean that the CPC is threatening him, perhaps physically, perhaps even with weapons.

Hell, they may even be threatening his family.

What MUST be certain is that him not wanting to talk to the press, couldn't just be that he didn't want to talk to the press.

I say the Libs go with another headline on their website,

this time concluding that Harper personally threatened to physically assualt him if he spoke to the press.

Paul said...

Libs have lost the Sask seat and will come out of Quadra with a much reduced majority.

Dion will now have two wannabe leaders breathing down his neck come Monday night.

Ti-Guy said...

It's not that the Conservatives don't understand rudimentary sarcasm...it's that they spend so much time churning out witless and lenghty examples of it.

Markus...just the last paragraph of your comment would have been enough.

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Anonymous said...

I'm sure the conservatives will have a plausible explanation. It'll just be three days late and not jibe with the available information.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is just me, but where does it say that a person is REQUIRED to answer reporters' questions?

Ti-Guy said...

but where does it say that a person is REQUIRED to answer reporters' questions?

What a brilliant question! Indeed, where does it SAY that?

I'm sure answering that will shake the very foundations upon which the notions of inquiry and truth rest.

Ron said...

There is a reason Conservatives distrust the press and this is a prime example. If there is a single person alive who believes that any comment Dan Wallace made would be fairly and accurately reported, I have a bridge to sell you. Whether he spoke or not the story was already written and the spin spun. Without any foundation or evidence the journalist accuses the Conservatives of putting the fear of God into this person. Without any sense of fairness or journalistic responsibility, this journalist was out to get dirt and when he didn't, he wrote a story that would make Conservatives look bad - that was his objective and that was what he did. This is not new or unusual - in Canada, it is media as usual.

Gayle said...

Of course. When all else fails blame the media.

It is a wonder that so many con supporters buy into this con job. The nasty, evil media are totally against all things conservative, which is the only explanation necessary when the conservatives look bad in the media.

It is to laugh...

Ti-Guy said...

Without any foundation or evidence the journalist accuses the Conservatives of putting the fear of God into this person.

Well we do have plenty of evidence of Conservative muzzling (from Party officials, to MP's to the civil service) and message discipline, so "without any foundation of evidence" is completely false.

In fact this muzzling overhwhelming produces the arguable conclusions people will draw. And that's really a hoot coming from the party that promised greater accountability and transparency.

Without any sense of fairness or journalistic responsibility, this journalist was out to get dirt and when he didn't, he wrote a story that would make Conservatives look bad - that was his objective and that was what he did. This is not new or unusual - in Canada, it is media as usual.

Where's the evidence for this?

I really fucking hate Conservatives.

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