Sunday, October 31, 2010
BC Mary nominates Michael Smyth's Hallowe'en column as the worst of the 21st century
BC Mary comment: this is my nomination for the award of worst column ever seen in the West Coast's Big Media.
The biggest problem is timing. If Michael Smyth had written it 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 years ago, he would have been fulfilling the mandate of a free press, which is to keep the people fully and fairly informed of what's going on in our world.
But no ...
Smyth never "gets it" himself that CanWest was the reason why Campbell ever became "the most successful yadda yadda" and stayed that way through three (3!) provincial elections. Here's the quote:
By Michael Smyth
The Province - Hallowe'en 2010
Read it HERE.
Times Colonist - Oct. 30, 2010
Read their editorial HERE.
WHY THE DEATH OF THE LIBERALS WON'T MATTER
Or, a brief history of the many manifestations of the Business At All Costs Party in BC.
By Crawford Kilian, 25 Oct 2010, TheTyee.ca
Perhaps you remember when I used to award the "Leaden Gyros" for pieces such a the column in question here. However with such a surfeit of crap coming out of the Lamestream Press, I was notified by Teck-Cominco in Trail that they couldn't supply enough lead for me to be fair and give one to all the CannedWaste/PostMedia/Black Press drones that deserved them.
In the past few days I've been assisting Laila.
On my blog I've revealed another hidden feature of the Concessionaire, hidden by the BC Liberals on the law that they wrote to protect consumers, and supposedly written by them to answer any questions the public might have on PPP.
Instead the public got a feeble reply from Communication chief Dave Crebo for the M o T.
"BC Liberals wrote into law PPP Concessionaire Website, but don't enforce it"
25.1 (1) The concessionaire under a concession agreement referred to in section 2 (1.1) (a) to (c) must establish and maintain a website that is accessible by the public without charge."
This link doesn't work. Maybe VSun hiding again?