Last Saturday’s 95 per cent vote to approve the unification of Alberta’s two conservative parties has left some people absolutely devastated and others desperately searching for answers.
But those people aren't the overwhelming majority of members of both conservative parties. Those people are the NDP, their friends in mainstream media and some entrenched cronies who see the biscuit wheels falling off their gravy train.
I want to tell you about what I learned about the mainstream media as I covered the Wildrose unity vote in Red Deer. You have to watch my video - I recount what really went on.
I give you the inside story about how the media operates. It goes a little something like this:
Show up very late, write a story without talking to the normal people (the only ones who really matter if you ask me) and then finish by dredging up some noisy, fringe cranks that fit your personal agenda.
Voila! Fake news is born.
What I learned over this amazing and hopeful weekend for Albertans is that 95 per cent consensus means anything, even disunity, depending on your politics.
I also learned you don’t need to work all day to create fake news but telling the truth requires working a lot of overtime.