Thursday, January 11, 2007

Liberal protest fades to white

Just caught the CBC story on the Stephen Harper visit to Wajid Khan's riding today, which included a shot of about five Liberals outside the venue "protesting" Khan's floor-crossing with homemade signs. Every single one of them was, er, Caucasian.

The video of tonight's National will be online after 11:30 p.m. Eastern here. The Khan story is about 10 minutes in.

Note: Cherniak blogged about the Young Liberals' protest (scroll down to "Khanned" and previous posts). (hat tip: George Pringle)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Khan will be defeated in the next election.

Anonymous said...

Caucasians aren't allowed to protest in your world?

Perhaps some protest on principle, not on race.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what's this post supposed to mean, exactly?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, was there something wrong about the colours of people protesting Emerson?
Is colour somehow Canadian alla a sudden?

Jim F said...

Looks like there's some anonymous Liberal troll hanging around your Web site Joan....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think he might have been one of those white guys protesting with the signs...

Anonymous said...

CBC allows their staff to troll on slow news nights.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Joan, I caught the five-person protest, too. Why would the CBC even BOTHER to mention this "protest"? Compared to the hundreds, if not thousands, of people present at the press conference, these curbside crusaders with their negative posters were insignificant, EXCEPT that the CBC would like to have protested so were happy to put this tiny skirmish on camera. How lame.

When I saw the fervent five, I turned to my husband and said that they're probably related to CBC employees and were brought along to add some negative spin to the clear message given by the ethnic community in Mississauga: Liberals can no longer count on their votes because they like what they hear from PMSH, especially in the area of moral and family values.

Any way you cut it, it's not looking good for the Liberals or their cheerleaders at the CBC.

George the Reformer said...

They were the official protest wing of the Young Liberals as noted on Jason Cherniak's blog.