Monday, October 15, 2007

Media control conspiracy? What media control conspiracy?

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.

"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.

UPDATE: Related graphical fun from The Wingnuterer:

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KURSK said...

Yeah,Jeff..that's what really the space of less than 24 hrs, a prime minister with complete distain for the liberal dominated MSM is forced to back down on a non existant issue, written about by one of the more partisan hacks at the 'red-star-on-the-don'...

Why don't you just actually admit that Tonda is wrong and be done with it?

JimBobby said...

Why don't you just actually admit that Tonda is wrong and be done with it?

Tonda sez she has documents supporting the existence of the plan.

900ft Jesus said...

double-plus-good pic, BCer!

double-plus-no trust on nu no-go speak by Pres. Steve, tho.

Zorpheous said...

Garth used this morning as well, and you should see the nickers that got knotted up over it, LOL

Thanks for using the graphic Jeff.


burlivespipe said...

Maybe Kurkst is onto something... That it was never an actual plan, but then the bigger story would be that the gov't is hording and sending out false info thru Access to Info...
Hmm, seems like you CONs aren't really good at hiding anything but your nutz@!