Monday, August 8, 2011

Pierre "Bourqueing" Up the Wrong Tree

For the past couple of years and certainly through the recent federal election campaign, Pierre Bourque's Newswatch has been one of the more balanced general news sources out there.

His coverage of the Turmel situation, unfortunately, is fast undoing a lot of hard-earned cred from the perspective of this writer.

Even today (eons, in media terms, after the story broke), this non-issue continues to hog headlines on Bourque's front page with Sun-esque, simple-minded, empty derision, the likes of:


'Chompers' Turmel a huge liability
NDP REFUSES TO DUMP DEAD DUCK LEADER


 The article linked to, in the Hill Times, is far more even-handed in its treatment of Turmel, mentioning precedents, such as Transport Minister Denis Lebel, who belonged to the Bloc Quebecois prior to joining the Conservatives.

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4 comments:

Pierre Bourque said...

I appreciate your thoughts on my election coverage ... and on my recent NDP-related headlines ...

by the way, you're pretty good at them yourself ...
:)

Pierre

janfromthebruce said...

I thought your blog was well written & Pierre's response was also thoughtful & respectful.

Offroad Artist said...

haha - Thanks for commenting - nothing like being in headlines, eh!

Offroad Artist said...

thanks Jan, I agree with you