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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another


Kinsella's grip

The ever illuminating Paul Jané posts,
It seems as though the Canadian blogosphere has acquired its very own [ed. "coward"] in the form of Warren Kinsella (no link out of sheer spite, he's easy enough to find), Jean Chrétien's former dogsbody.

For those of you that have remained blissfully unaware of the situation, Damian Brooks posted a piece criticizing Mr. Kinsella in not terribly flattering terms for his crocodile tears (and those of the Canadian political establishment in general) over the death of Lt. Chris Saunders during the catastrophe on HMCS Chicoutimi a few days ago. I was lucky enough to have the chance to read the post before it was pulled, and, believe me, there was nothing there that seemed actionable.
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Now the hypocritical dogsbody has the cheek to paper over the Liberals' responsibility for the submarine disaster and the chronic, politically driven, underfunding of the Canadian military with this sad, sad picture of a little boy.

October 11, 2004 - If this photo - of two-year-old Chris Saunders saluting as the body of his father arrives home for the last time - if it doesn't make your heart break, then nothing will.

Masters of spin know exactly when to divert the public's attention away from public scandal and towards private tragedy. Which makes the activity no less disgusting.