Garbage Politics: Rumors of Harper’s Marriage Issues
Andrew Cohen and Norman Spector are peddling gossip aimed not at improving the debates of today but focusing on garbage politics. And it is garbage politics. Spector, in the pulled Globe and Mail piece, writes that the supposedly failing marriage between Stephen Harper and his wife may have been the cause of “bizarre” decisions like removing the census. And there is more just like it.
Not only is that illogical, it is also bland garbage that is more appropriate for the tabloids… if anyone was actually interested at all in the bile Spector and Cohen are spewing.
It is wrong to target Harper’s personal life. It is wrong to subject anyone’s marriage to national exposure. It is wrong to public rumors and idiotic prattlings about “what-ifs”. It is wrong to publish meandering “I thinks” and subjective pieces from people whose opinions do not matter in the least.
It is also a notorious abuse of the journalistic profession. While I might not know the trade (and at times I’m very thankful I do not), but there is obviously an abuse here. Rather than telling people what they need to know these two “journalists” have written essentially vacuous and empty refuse that has little purpose other than personally harming a man’s image. And that is wrong. It is a betrayal of a higher duty that journalists ought to be committed to fulfilling. They are not communicating the needed news but filling the public discourse with garbage and idiotic ramblings. This is just the idiotic ramblings of two men who are unwilling to go out and do real work, and it’s harming Canada.
What Others Are Saying
- Susan Delacourt gives the two “writers” a piece of her mind
- Globe and Mail has pulled the Spector piece
- BCBlue talks about it, too
- AlbertaArdvark has the original article