Sunday, August 24, 2008

Did I fall asleep and miss election day?

As I mentioned earlier I’m spending the weekend in Guelph, and using by keenly honed powers of observation, deduction and reasoning I can tell you that there appears to be a by-election happening here. It's unmistakable. There are big signs along the road, small signs on lawns, literature being dropped, and a bustling office of Liberals working to elect a fine fellow named Frank Valeriote.

It all sure looks like a by-election campaign to me. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell the Cambridge Times, and its reporter Lisa Rutledge:

But as a candidate vying for re-election, surrounded by other Conservative candidate hopefuls, including the newly elected Conservative Guelph MP, Gloria Kovach, Goodyear said the prime minister's visit doesn't exactly hurt the cause either. A backdrop of each of the candidates' signs lined the cultural centre's grounds where Goodyear stood.

That article was published last Thursday, and the error was pointed-out by several bloggers last week.

Wait, did I say someone forgot to tell them? Actually, that’s not quite true. I sent an e-mail to the editor of the Cambridge Times, Jeff Hurst, on Friday. It included a link to the article, I politely pointed out the error and mentioned the by-election date, and suggested he may want to correct the article. Easy enough to do with a Web piece, a few clicks. And mistakes do happen.

So imagine my surprise when I open up the story again on Sunday, and find:

Either these guys don’t work Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, or they have no problem with allowing blatant and obvious errors to stand that make them seem like Conservative stooges. Dammed Liberal media!

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Steve V said...


Leave it be, that way when the Liberals win the riding we can spin it as a "pickup". Think big picture ;)

A BCer in Toronto said...

Dewey Wins!

Skinny Dipper said...

Is Canada under the Julian calendar? Was the election held a couple weeks ago? If that is not the case, then are we following the rules of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission? Select winners, then have a campaign.

Red Tory said...

Go liberal media!