Thursday, October 8, 2009
As a follow-up to my previous post, it occurred to me this morning, while waiting for the espresso machine to warm up, that the strengthening Conservative popularity presents a great opportunity for a journalist looking to establish their career. The Conservative can of worms would make for good fishing.
The manifold inadequacies of the current government provide a wide field of opportunities for enterprising reporters. While most of the media has been excited to focus on piano solos, imminent elections, internal party strife and poll gyrations; the government has been getting a free pass on real issues. Whether this is due to latent conservatism or laziness of the media is unclear. But someone could develop a bumper crop of stories from the scandal seed inventory of Chalk River, economic mismanagement, secretive stimulus programs, Afghan prisoner treatment or other disasters.
After a pretty easy ride for the past four years the media focus is bound to shift to the Conservative incompetence. There are signs of an incipient turn around. A smart reporter gets ahead of the curve. It won't be easy. That is the entire point of the PMO media control. But just reporters made a meal ticket out of Airbus, Adscam, the Pacific Scandal and Munsinger, so will a smart reporter.
It is just late night idle speculation but I wonder who it will be?Recommend this Post
Posted by Constant Vigilance at 10/08/2009 06:35:00 AM