Can I show you a few vignettes from the past few days of election coverage?
The Liberal Party war room discovered that, about six years ago, a Conservative candidate from Ontario named Justina McCaffery made a video with Faith Goldy about the Toronto social scene.
Literally nothing to do with politics. Just showing two of them were friends back then. .
I have my beefs with Faith Goldy too: I fired her in 2017 for going on a neo-Nazi podcast. I fired her the moment I found out — I had no idea.
But in 2013 — four years earlier — for doing a girly society girl kind of YouTube thing? That’s the big scandal the Liberals have? What a laugh.
The Media Party, and in particular the CBC, take their marching orders directly from the Liberal Party. They don’t even have to take the orders — they just know what to do. So, if you can believe, at a campaign event in Ontario, where McCaffery and Andrew Scheer were both speaking, the CBC broke away from Scheer, to chase McCaffery into a car.
So that’s how it’s handled when the Liberals show a video of a Conservative candidate having an apolitical chat with someone six years ago. Say, did you see Katie Simpson chasing down Justin Trudeau, or Hassan Guillet, that anti-Semitic Liberal candidate? As in, not someone who said hello to an anti-semite six years ago, but someone who is an anti-semite today?
No, you did not.
The funniest was this tweet about Faith Goldy by David Akin — pushing the liberal line of guilt by association. I guess my old colleague David Akin forgot that back in 2013, he also knew Faith Goldy — in fact, we were all working together at the Sun News Network!
The election officially began less than one week ago and already, the Media Party is beclowinging itself:
Journalists complaining that Andrew Scheer isn't taking follow up questions — while excusing Justin Trudeau for not taking questions at all, because "travelling" is hard.
To talk more about this, I'm joined by Andrew Lawton of the True North Initiative.