Calling on Adrian Dix WAKE THE #*&% UP! Christy Clark’s Media Friends Are Already On Deck for May 2013!
In December of 2008, it was a foregone conclusion that the next Premier of British Columbia was highly likely to be Carole James.
Gordon Campbell had run out of excuses, and the BC Liberals, with no one left to lie to, were looking almost as lost without a (moral) compass, as they do today.
But in the first six months of 2009, Carole James received a conflicting narrative, and, frankly, horrific strategic advice. She was the moderate, who would transform the NDP, and that’s precisely what Gerry Scott and Moe Sihota would have nothing of. So, the plan was to veer left.
She failed–or more specifically, her team failed the kindest person to ever sit in the legislature.
By February, the mainstream press–of whom I was then a member, but hardly a compliant one, were in full flight: The socialist hordes are at your door, run for the hills! Tom Fletcher, Sean Leslie, Bill Good, Christy Clark, they were the BC Liberals’ chief fluffers.
I, on the other hand, wrote a column on how shamefully and shoddily the NDP were being treated and how Carole James, at least in part because of such media bias against her and her party, had lost her “political mojo.” As an aside, we now know she was quietly–and heroically–dealing with her son’s addiction issues (thankfully Evan is now well), but my point wasn’t lost on my readers, many of whom wrote in to other news venues to complain.
Perhaps some of you who dwell here and are supporters of the BC NDP haven’t noticed, but your fearless leader is tempting fate by sitting on his bloody hands and thinking he’ll just walk across the goal line.
This morning, as if there is nothing else going on in our world, CKNW’s top news story was that Christy Clark was named #4 on a Fraser Institute list of ten premiers they consider the most fiscally conservative–and I might add, without a hint of embarrassment.
On the CBC website, it was also listed first.
Syria is at peace, Egypt is most restful, Israel is without threat, America is facing no fiscal cliff, Canada is humming along perfectly, our province is in marvelous shape, please move along folks, nothing to see here, except a shameful, if not inaccurate list, by a shamelessly pro-right wing institute.
While this non-story was blast across the airwaves every half hour, because of the Orphans’ Fund drive tomorrow (which none of you should donate to, until NW stops taking any of that money to cover “administrative costs”) the ‘Cutting Edge of the Ledge’ segment was on today, and featured the usual three participants: Vaughn Palmer, Keith Baldrey and Bill Good as chair.
Of particular note, was the summation Palmer provided with respect to the court proceedings earlier this week, when we discovered that a government lawyer, recovered from a year-long bout of amnesia, filed an affidavit rendering his primary, previous affidavit false. An extraordinary embarrassment for the most corrupt government in BC history.
Well, what was the consensus by the boys? Oh, the story was all about nada. Palmer provided a decent review, while Baldrey all but dismissed the significance of an employee of the government appearing like a fool–or worse.
And then there was the bovine one. The man who I try desperately to like, but he’s such an interminable lazy, biased ass, that words cannot describe what a failure he is to the morning listeners of CKNW, and how every time I try (I really do) to admire him or anything he does, Good just underwhelms–AGAIN AND AGAIN.
To describe Bill Good as a journalist, is to declare Pamela Anderson an actor.
Good, unable to contain his gleeful ignorance, had the temerity to utter that the whole matter (the pending Bauman decision) wasn’t a big issue at all, and that its context in the greater scheme of things, simply “fuelled conspiracy theories.”
What an ignorant ass.
So, my advice to my old friend Adrian Dix is simple: Unless you’ve got a son I don’t know about, who has life-threatening addiction issues that will naturally consume you for the next six months, you’d better decide to get off your ass and start doing some specific attacking, otherwise, shudder all together now, Christy Clark will finally be able to say she is an ‘elected’ premier, and our dream of a BC Rail inquiry will vanish forever.
And if you think you’ve seen corruption now, you ain’t seen nothin’ like Christy and her federal Liberal entitlement pals on a ripper.
The Premier’s office will be outfitted with six beer taps, a bubble gum machine, and its own botox chamber.
It’s simple: For the most part, the mainstream media in this province are equally as corrupt as this government, and the only reckoning will come if Adrian Dix actually gets off his derriere and does something instead of making like an ostrich.
Start delivering, man! DO SOMETHING! Your middle numbers are soft, Adrian, and you know it. If the MSM close the gap for her, you’re going to wish you’d listened to me now.