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Friday, May 19, 2006

Another Harper-Bush comparison

This morning, the Canadian blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Harper is considering snubbing the annual parliamentary press gallery dinner that doubles as a comedy-hour-cum-roast. The news has now traveled far enough that it's reached the media watchers in that country to the south of us, where their own Dear Leader was recently subjected to the treatment Harper is eshewing. CBS's Brian Montopoli compares Harper with the already notoriously media-averse President Bush, and concludes that Bush doesn't look so bad by comparison. And Matthew Sheffield of right-wing media blog NewsBusters asks "Can Canada's Harper Teach Bush a Lesson in Media Relations?"

Congratulations, Mr. Harper, you're now being even more hamhanded with the media than George W. Bush. Not a bad accomplishment for the first 100 days.

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