Monday, January 17, 2011

Harper's Coffee Mug A Media Whore

A number of writers have noted that PM Harper is drinking from a Beatles themed coffee mug in his "Rising to the Challenge" TV spot. Nobody has pointed out that the same mug made its first appearance almost exactly a year ago (as reported on this very blog). The occasion then was a bit of staged video designed to show that Harper was working hard on security issues during prorogation. The occasion now is a bit of staged video designed to show Harper working hard on economic issues. That coffee mug knows an empty photo-op when it sees one.

8 comments:

Tof KW said...

Harper's Coffee Mug for PM!
Though I'm still hoping the Onion Ring takes a run for the job.

Curtis said...

Yeah. Somehow I feel that neither John, Paul, George or Ringo would approve of Harper and his coterie of professional politicians.

Oops. Did I just say "Professional Politicians"? That can't be true! The Reform Party was built on contempt for "Professional Politicians". The base would never stand for that.

Oh wait. Someone just pointed out the meaning of hypocrisy to me. Sorry. My bad.

Niles said...

Is it possible, it's not a twofer mug shot?

I don't suppose that vid of the PM with mug in hand is just recycled from the previous footage shot?

Holly Stick said...

Speaking of media whores.. here's a debate where Levant shines like a fresh cowpie (he lets loose at 7 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nt5EvA3NLI&feature=related

and don't miss part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNBJC2fUUUo&feature=related

There are more youtubes there I think with audience questions. I got the link from

http://www.desmogblog.com/why-we-need-stop-calling-tar-sands-oil-ethical-oil

Prairie Kid said...

"Staged video"? You mean like Ignatieff's forest video?

Gene Rayburn said...

Google Translated Prairie Kid: but but but the Liberals!

ridenrain said...

Envy is such a sad emotion.
Maybe if the Liberal party of Canada gave envelopes and cushy contracts to trustworthy people, they'd get some donations back again.. and they could fund their own TV ads.

Reality Bites said...

Well Curtis, John, Paul, George and Ringo might not approve, but I bet Heather Mills would.