CFN – Stephen Harper always complained about the media being so far on the left and favoring the Liberals; but during his years in office there has been a natural sway; chiefly because of the Benjamins.
Media is of course controlled by money. Write or say the wrong thing and you the next thing you know you’re laying off staff and being devastated.
Justin Trudeau is running the media gauntlet right now as the election approaches. Every single word he says and every position he takes will be HUGE HEADLINES in places like Sun News.
It’s quite the path to walk; akin to the Gauntlet that certain native tribes would have victims endure on their way to the slaughter.
The purpose of course is to create doubt in viewers and readers and help sway public opinion. As opposed to a direct attack ads these sorts of pieces are meant to be “death by a 1000 blows” as they chip away at a candidates credibility.
Many times this form of attack works. It should be interesting to see how many trips our PM makes this year as he tries to stay out of the limelight himself. Right now the Duffy scandal is still floating like a stink cloud; war mongering and other issues like the Robo Calls will dimmer down as other news stories roll over older ones; but it should be interesting to see how the attacks at every comment Mr. Trudeau makes rolls out.
It’s like banging on pots and pans trying to create noise to distract from the forward movement that Mr. Trudeau has made. The Liberals have gone from the 3rd place party that was nearly obliterated after years of infighting to being the current front runner.
Mr. Trudeau in fact garners more headlines than Mr. Harper regularly. As 2015 heats up the tenor of those headlines will make or break both leaders.
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