More Harper-bashing by the CBC


Locutus
#1
Laureen Harper interrupted by Toronto activist at cat video festival

PM Stephen Harper's wife dismisses student's remarks about missing or murdered indigenous woman



Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife, Laureen, was briefly interrupted during a speech at an online cat video festival in Toronto Thursday night after a university activist demanded she take a stance on a subject she considered to be much more serious.

She was just beginning her brief remarks ahead of Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox cinema when 21-year-old student activist Hailey King began shouting from the crowd.

“Raising awareness about cat welfare is a good look for your husband’s upcoming campaign strategy," King said as security rushed over to escort her from the building. "Don’t you think supporting government action on missing and murdered indigenous women in this country would be a better look?”

Harper, who initially attempted to dismiss King's comments by speaking over her, did stop to address the young women directly.

“We’re raising money for animals tonight. If you’d like to donate to animals, we’d love to take your money," Harper said. "That’s (missing women) a great cause, but that's another night. Tonight we’re here for homeless cats.”

On Twitter afterwards, King tweeted that she thought Harper had "reacted rather rudely to me."

"Speak the truth even if our voice shakes right? My voice was shaking haha," King wrote on Twitter.

Harper is a cat foster mom and volunteers for the Humane Society.

The Just for Cats online video festival was started at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis in 2012 and has since exploded in popularity and spread to other cities.

Funds from Thursday's event , the first staging of the festival in Canada, are going to support the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.


Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story quoted Laureen Harper as saying "That's (missing women) a great cause, perhaps another night." In fact, she said, "That's (missing women) a great cause, but that's another night."
    Apr 18, 2014 7:10 PM ET


Laureen Harper interrupted by Toronto activist at cat video festival - Toronto - CBC News

star carried same story sans correction

Laureen Harper interrupted by protester at Internet cat video festival | Toronto Star


annnnnyway...as one commenter succinctly put it:

“She was talking about the love of cats, which I felt was not so important”. Yet she found it important enough to buy a ticket for the event, one at which she says she was not planning to protest. This pathetic little lady can't even get her story straight. Mrs. Harper also didn't "completely dismiss" it either, she said it was an important cause, but should be dealt with at another time, which was a more than appropriate answer to her rude and childish heckling.



and other tidbits found so far:



John Groves ‏@jfgroves

.@jmcguirecbc You should be ashamed of CBC's Laureen Harper "activist" story. She's a protester working with Brigitte Depape.





John Groves ‏@jfgroves

.@jmcguirecbc The nameless coward who wrote this garbage story couldn't find this? I found it in 30 seconds.




The wee attention (oh look, I have a 'viral video' now) whoare pulled a stunt, it was handle with due care by a non-politician (Mrs Harper) but our friends at cbc and da star still need the exposure.

p.s. The actual Maggie Kuhn quote is "Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind -- even if your voice shakes".
 
QuebecCanadian
#2
I'm sorry, I couldn't get past "Internet Cat Video Festival"

Wha??
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#3
I understand that Stephen Harper is going to an Evening of Beagles next week to avoid saving Missing and Exploited Children.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
+2
#4  Top Rated Post
Retards that attempt to derail an event with their own agenda should be ridiculed by the media, not the speaker. Then again it is on leftarded media. Which should be ignored.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
+1
#5
.. And the CBC wonders why their budget is getting slashed.

What a joke
 
Jonny_C
No Party Affiliation
+1
#6
Laureen Harper IMO is not a legitimate political target.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
+2
#7
No, we must never air a legitimate news story which includes our Dear Leader's wife.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#8
Wonder when CBC will be airing the next legitimate story that they are laying-off another round of employees?

My bet is that it will be in roughly a year when they run out of HNIC revenues.

Looking forward to seeing Peter Mansbridge and Anna Marie Tremonte lined up at the EI office to get their stipend.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
+2 / -1
#9
The CBC is an essential voice for and about Canadians. It is more fair minded than any other broadcaster on this fair continent.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#10
That's a remarkable statement.

regardless, they are poorly run... Had every opportunity to succeed, yet with much hard work and a dedicated spirit, they have succeeded in grand style in failing.

It's only a function of time before they are a mere memory
 
mentalfloss
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

The CBC is an essential voice for and about Canadians. It is more fair minded than any other broadcaster on this fair continent.

And on the polar opposite of the spectrum you have the imbecilic Sun.

That dichotomy is almost universally recognized.
 
Jonny_C
No Party Affiliation
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

The CBC is an essential voice for and about Canadians. It is more fair minded than any other broadcaster on this fair continent.

So how is the CBC significantly more "fair-minded" than, to take an obvious comparison, CTV?
 
relic
Free Thinker
+2
#13
This is "bashing" ? You goomers are getting hard up for something to bitch about. What's next, somebody put too much sugar in your coffee ?
 
Walter
-1
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

And on the polar opposite of the spectrum you have the imbecilic Sun.

That dichotomy is almost universally recognized.

Not paid for by my money.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by relicView Post

This is "bashing" ? You goomers are getting hard up for something to bitch about. What's next, somebody put too much sugar in your coffee ?

When speaking of our fearless leader, you must sugar cote it or cons get very irate.

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

When speaking of our fearless leader, you must sugar cote it or cons get very irate.

Oh, sweet angel of death, take me now. I don't think I can bare another minute on this Earth. Neg Repped twice in 2 minutes. Lord save me from Walter's wrath.
 
WLDB
No Party Affiliation
#16
I really don't understand why they have been talking about this for several days. Its not a very interesting story or particularly important. Someone was a jerk at a public event, happens every day.
 
Jonny_C
No Party Affiliation
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

I really don't understand why they have been talking about this for several days. Its not a very interesting story or particularly important. Someone was a jerk at a public event, happens every day.

I remember the days when the only news coverage you would get was news on AM radio at the top of the hour, the 11 PM newscast on CBC TV, and anything you could dig out of a newspaper once you got past the front page. The Laureen Harper story wouldn't have been covered by the first two, though it might have made a column inch or two on page 3 of a newspaper the day after it happened.

Now we've got 24-7 news everywhere and need lots of junk to fill the space, plus commentary and panels to ananlyse everything to death. News junk seems to breed news junkies.

A forum like this can be more entertaining than the news itself, though, because it can be interesting to see how people react to stories and how they react to each other's comments.
 
Locutus
#18
the star still hasn't (or hasn't the brains or integrity) to correct their quoted byline (lots of good google bot searchable stevo tags there too):

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s wife Laureen dismissed an activist’s concerns about missing and murdered aboriginal women, telling the student “that’s a great cause, perhaps another night.”

sure, the word 'perhaps' would sound dismissive, if she had said that word... but this dame said 'but', implying that sure, I'd be happy to do that too on another night.

anyway, the star

 
Liberalman
+1
#19
They should have got Toronto's Mayor to donate money because he likes cats
 

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