Second Thots

Sometimes one has to step back, take pause, and have some "second thots"

Monday, June 23, 2008


I guess some people like "screw"

I was listening to the radio on my way to a doctor's appointment this morning. I flipped the dial to Toronto's CFRB 1010. To my surprise, the host was applauding Prime Minister Stephen Harper for using the term "screw" in describing what Stephane Dion's carbon tax plan will do to us. The host said he wished he saw more raw emotion from our politicians, including Stephen Harper. And, if Harper didn't use such language, his resistance to Dion's plan wouldn't get headlines like it is now.

Turns out that this host might have been Leslie Roberts — at least if you go by the station's daily schedule — who also anchors one of Toronto's major local TV newscasts.

Personally, I don't think a prime minister should be using such language. But, in today's media culture, I guess it can work. Who knows?

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