October 02, 2008

In the End, Only the Public's Opinion Counts

Chantal Hebert and Don Martin and other media types can dismiss Dion and write whatever spin they want but in the end they don't matter. At least not when the public sees it differently...

Tonight's English debate should be interesting.


Libforlife said...

Unfortunately it does matter, especially when there are those who will watch the US debate waiting for the expected train wreck. Many will be too busy watching an election in a foreign country and will wait for the so call experts to declare the victor on our side of the border. Too many still rely on the idiot box to tell them how to vote without troubling themselves will independent thought.

Kyle said...

I agree with you but not wholly.

Along with the editorials people will also read and hear about the results of the poll. Are average Canadians likely to take the word of a National Post writer over fellow Canadians? Not likely, I would think, unless you're a National Post subscriber and in most cases I would think your mind is already made up.

Yes, I also pointed to Hebert's column but to her credit she did give Dion praise. As well, Hebert has spent so much time trying to take Dion out that her comments won't phase anyone or her praise for Dion will stick out even more.

Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

"Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you." ~ Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Episode 12)