Monday, February 23, 2009

Stephen Harper on Fox News

PM Steve is in the Big Apple, and while there he's Talking to Americans, or at least the ones that watch Fox News:

Opposition leader Stephen Harper has told Fox News in the U.S. that most Canadians outside Quebec support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, despite our government's decision not to take part in the war.

In an interview with the American TV network, Harper said he endorsed the war and said he was speaking "for the silent majority" of Canadians. Only in Quebec, with its "pacifist tradition," are most people opposed to the war, Harper said.

"Outside of Quebec, I believe very strongly the silent majority of Canadians is strongly supportive," the Canadian Alliance leader says.

Opps, sorry. That's the last time he was on Fox News. Here's the current story:
Harper started his day on the American news network, where he said it was "great" to see Canada in the spotlight during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa last week.

"Because we're not a squeaky wheel, we often don't get the grease and we're forgotten," Harper said.

"So it was great to have that kind of attention from our great friends in the United States."

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Mike said...

""Because we're not a squeaky wheel, we often don't get the grease and we're forgotten,"

Wow what an admission of failure, who's been in power the last 3 years Steve?

Steve V said...

Wanna bet the great statesman's staff are hurredly on the horn with Beijing, desperately trying to plan a face to face visit with the Chinese leadership?? Watch for it, we must follow the Obama milk trail everywhere...

BTW, we need a screenshot of the FOX interview, because we've probably never seen Harper so comfortable in front of the cameras. Quite cozy.

The Mound of Sound said...

I thought Harper had elevated Canada on the world state? We're punching above our weight and all that. Whatever happened to, "we're back?"

Seems like, after all that chest-thumping, Harper's admitting we fell between the cracks.

Saskboy said...

I was thinking the same thing MoS. Canada's Back? Right?

RuralSandi said...

So, Harper is such a strong and impressive world leader that he needs Obama's visit to give him face time on TV?

The Space Above the Couch said...

I hear that Harper refused to talk to award winning Canadian journalists, but spoke on Fox home of Glenn's crazy eyes? (

After seeing the documentary Outfoxed it is shocking that Foxnews is even on the air in Canada (you'd think the fifth estate would weigh in on this (-:) let alone our Prime Minister should arrange to be on it.

The filmmaker could not be sued because everything could be verified. Fox have "eliminated journalism", is practicing "consumer fraud.", and is a greater threat to American democracy than most terrorists. It does any honorable republicans a disservice with it's lack of integrity. They fabricate and distort the truth and are anything but "fair and balanced." It is a form of propaganda far more insidious than anything under Stalin. Insidious because viewers believe they are reaching their own conclusions, while studies show their audience to be far less aware of the factual truth. Everyone should see Outfoxed, and tell their friends.

Thank goodness Canadian media till now has shown journalistic integrity, and thank goodness for Obama. If it weren't for the internet and individuals speaking through the media bubble he would not have been elected.

That being said Fox is already hard at work with its Obama smear campaign, trying to hypnotize their audience over and over with the same distortions and insults. Didn't you know Obama's "a socialists, just like those Canadians?" How many people find it funny we are called socialists because of access to health care and education?

Having the second worst infant mortality rate in the modern world (despite having the greatest number of doctors), and a 30 percent (higher in many places) drop out rate is less of an issue that taxing the wealthy for many it seems.

Ali Khader said...

Please can anyone tell me where I can find a video of the interview? I will be very appreciated, thank you.