Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Point Of All This Internet Muckraking And On-Line Garbology



...is to move an opinion/newsy-like item you care about into the MSM so it is seen by 1,000,000s of Canadians rather than the 200 blogging nerds and your mama who find your writing intrinsically interesting.

Kudos to GritGirl, whoever she/he/it may be. The Tories wanted the G20 narrative to be about Stephen Harper being Statesmanly on the world stage. With his/her/its help, the narrative instead is about Stephen Harper's getting trapped in the john when he was taking a dump and thereby missing the Russian annexation of the Baffin Penisula (or something like that).

Lowbrow? Sure! But in politics cheap shots often work best. Glad there are people on our side who realize this simple fact.

11 comments:

RuralSandi said...

You know, it's Harper's own fault. He could have joked at himself and the world would think he had a sense of humour, but oh no - make a false excuse. Now, all the international papers are discussing his "loo" adventure.

KNB said...

Um, I think the vid is great, but it's not GritGirl. It looks like it was produced by surmountain.

bigcitylib said...

The one mentioned at about 2:00 is GritGirl.

I just rechecked YouTube. It IS, dude.

Ti-Guy said...

That's Dimitri Soudas? Man, Harper really likes to have young, fresh-faced man-children with voices that sound like their testicles haven't dropped yet around him, doesn't he?

Get them when they're young, stupid, unschooled in social graces and eager for approval. A winning strategy...for while at least.

RuralSandi said...

Separated at birth? Soudas looks like Brad Lavigne of the NDP

KNB said...

Lol. My mistake. I see the reference.

Dude?

Ken S from Ramara Tsp., Ontario said...

You have to think our control-freek PM must have exploded when he found out. You'd think by now, given all his recent practice, he'd be a better liar, when explaining the root cause of his absence. Curious to know the name of the flunky who had to walk back to Ottawa over this one!

Harry said...

All these cheap shots diminish my interest in your site, MJ.

Ti-Guy said...

All these cheap shots diminish my interest in your site, MJ.

Good Lord, are you even acquainted this blog?

bigcitylib said...

I think Harry is my mom writing under her secret identity.

Ti-Guy said...

No...*I'm* your mom. I thought you had clued into that already.