Frank Buckley, a law professor from Washington, shocked the CBC by telling them something they had never heard before — that not everyone thinks Chrystia Freeland is the diplomat of the year.
Not only was it gorgeous, but Professor Buckley was right. He knew something that not a single one of the CBC’s thousands of employees had ever heard before until Donald Trump himself said it.
Maybe he’s a bit more plugged in to Canada-U.S. affairs than the usual Ottawa suspects, all running errands for Trudeau’s Liberals.
I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it many more times - with the exception of The Rebel and a handful of alternative online news sites, and occasionally the Toronto Sun, if you want to know the problems with Justin Trudeau’s government, you have to rely on foreign media.
Whether it’s serious things like Trudeau bringing a terrorist with him to India, or his #MeToo moment groping a young female reporter, or silly things, like saying “Peoplekind”, you’ve got to read foreign papers because Canadian media just won’t say it.
They all want to keep (or get) a job with the state broadcaster when their private sector company lays them off.
Unlike them, Frank Buckley is a plain spoken Canadian who is now down in Washington and he knows Trump world better than anyone at the CBC, but he also knows Canada.
He’s been integral in the Trump campaign and if he were a Canadian working for Obama, he’d be on TV in Canada everyday.
But he’s a conservative working for Trump, so they have him on rarely, and they attack him.
Well, we find him interesting, so I sat down with him recently to talk about his new book, which is American in focus, but might apply to Canada too.
Watch as I speak with him about his new book, “The Republican Workers Party: How the Trump Victory Drove Everyone Crazy, and Why It Was Just What We Needed.”