Sunday, April 29, 2012

And The 2012 Golden Pacifier Of The Year Award Goes To......

Envelope please......The Canadian Journalists Association .I can't think of a bigger bunch of snivelling, whiny, childish imbeciles more deserving. Wear that award proud my friends, it might take the smell of that bullshit you call journalism off your minds for a few seconds.


dmorris said...

Congratulations to the CJA,for this well-deserved award.

Every day,I visit National Newswatch,and within minutes my heart is pounding,my blood pressure has risen to "alive" setting.

Watching CBC is something I can endure for only a few minutes before I gag on liberal bias.

Integrity is a long forgotten myth in relation to modern journalism. Most MSM types seem more like nasty,spiteful kids screaming because they didn't get their way.

So,again, congrats,journalists,on this award. You deserve it.

Bec said...

They deserve it......they really, really, deserve it!

OMMAG said...

Good job ... well done ....

Gabby in QC said...

I left this comment over at the Globe & Mail website under that article. I don't view the comments on a regular basis but wow, are there ever a lot of unhinged Harper-haters! Anyway, here's my comment posted there yesterday:

So journalists have branded the Conservative government as "most secretive." Well, I'm sure many Canadians would brand Canadian journalists as "most whiny" "most inaccurate" and "most biased."

Just one very recent example:
I was watching CTV's Question Period this morning during which Craig Oliver was interviewing a former American congressman, J.C. Watts

During the conversation, Craig Oliver said that our prime minister was "very angry" -- Oliver's exact words -- about President Obama's decision to stall the Keystone XL pipeline and that PM Harper was effectively interfering, albeit unintentionally, in the US election. Oliver then asked for the congressman's reaction.

Oliver grossly mischaracterized PM Harper's reaction to the delays in approving the Keystone pipeline. PM Harper has been very careful in saying, that though disappointed, the Americans' decision is one for the Americans to make.

Later on, during the segment called The Scrum, Dan Gardner said that Stephen Harper has been a polarizing figure in Canadian politics. I guess Gardner wasn't paying attention to the interview mentioned above, where his colleague Craig Oliver used the same words to characterize the current political climate in the US. Look around at other world capitals and see how much harmony exists elsewhere? Practically none. The reality is that there's a growing climate of polarization, fed by a media bent on discrediting institutions and people who are trying to do the best they can, for the most part.

What would journalists do in politicians' shoes?

Many journalists are like Brendan Behan's critics: "Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves." H/T

Gabby in QC said...

P.S. Happy Birthday to PM Harper!

bertie said...

And the pacifier should be made of FECES not gold.They do deserve the pacifier,but not a golden one.