Remember that story this morning about Operation Shoe Box, the $2 million planned Harper media-control press theatre? Well, breaking news this evening from the we had a really bad idea and were wrong and are now totally backing down in the face of strong opposition but will never admit it lest we appear weak and controlling department:
The Prime Minister's Office has no plans to build a government-controlled briefing room, which would supplant the current National Press Theatre.
Sandra Buckler, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's director of communications, told The Canadian Press "there are no plans to pursue'' such a centre.
Not any more anyway.
In other news, Oceania is not at war with Eurasia. Oceania has never been at war with Eurasia…
As Scott points out the reporter that first broke the story is rightly skeptical at Buckler’s denial.
The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles, who first reported the story said she requested the documents about a year ago and received them late Thursday night.UPDATE: Related graphical fun from The Wingnuterer:
"There was nothing in there that indicated that the project was not going to go ahead and ... today the Prime Minister's Office is saying they're not pursuing it," MacCharles told CTV Newsnet's Mike Duffy Live.
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