JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SILLY ARTICLE BY REBECCA SHAPIRO ABOUT CANADA’S “RESERVING JUDGMENT” ON JUSTIN TRUDEAU – HOW COULD YOU GET IT MORE WRONG?   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY REBECCA SHAPIRO IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“In Canada, we’re still reserving judgment.”

I have no idea where Rebecca Shapiro got a basis for saying that, but her statement is simply inaccurate.

Every indicator worth talking about shows Canadians are happy with Trudeau, although all seasoned political observers know there will be ups and downs.

And may I say that any writer who uses expressions like “we’re still reserving judgment…” should send up warning flags in a reader’s mind.

You cannot speak for the “we” that is Canada or another whole country.

That should be obvious, but this kind of writing suffers from a desire to bolster the author’s authority beyond what can possibly be merited.

Only polls even approach being able to make such ‘we” statements, and I can assure readers that Trudeau has every reason to be happy with his polls.

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Response to another comment:

Yes, The National Post was literally a grovelling servant of Stephen Harper, the most hated national politician in our history.

Some of the articles carried in that paper over the last ten years are an embarrassment to read.

The paper was founded by convicted felon Conrad Black, who, the last time I peeked, still wrote the odd turgid column.

The paper is completely in bed with America’s neocons and extreme Republicans, and I believe only subsidies keep it afloat.

Posted April 30, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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