It is hard to complain about the wife spending time with Facebook when she shows me cute pictures of newcomers to our wide-spread family. I have to admit that is useful, where most of the puerile content in social media is not. It is even more obviously juvenile when supposed grown-ups such as our politicians whine and cavort with Twits, Tiks and Toks.
But when politicians such as conservative leader Pierre Poilievre waste time and effort to promote their hates through such a venue, I can only assume he follows the Trump School of Confusion. If he has no respect nor understanding of the better news media available to us in Canada, he is obviously not trying to reach the more educated and erudite Canadians.
You wonder sometimes just where he is going to find the ignorant and unread among us to vote for him. His outreach to the “Freedom” convoy was as direct as it could get. Those people wanted to change our government but decided to party instead. I could have told them that they would have enjoyed Ottawa more in the summer months.
I guess some of his constituency like his stand on cryptocurrency. Soon after he started promoting Bitcoin over the Loonie, Bitcoin took a serious dump. The one thing that was clear is that uncaring politician Poilievre is no economist.
But he does know that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has an excellent reputation for impartiality. Obviously, he is not targeting educated Canadians with his campaign to defund the Corporation. We get the CBC for bargain rates in this country.
Disparaging the CBC is one of Mr. Poilievre’s western traits. You cannot grow up in Calgary without hearing the CBC put down. Mind you, I spent much of my childhood just up Jarvis Street in Toronto from the English language CBC headquarters of that time. We always laughingly called the red sandstone building “The Kremlin.” It was also the home of the first television station in Canada. I never liked it when they built the new headquarters on Front Street—though I sometimes used the parking lot when going to Blue Jay games at SkyDome.
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