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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

CBC and Jack Layton Sound Idiotic, Again

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Reporting on a probable hate crime here in Montreal, the CBC wrote, "Tensions have been high in the city's Muslim community since two Montreal mosques were damaged during protests in the Middle East over the publication of Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad."
Oh really? The Montreal mosques were damaged by protests in the Middle East? What, did the soot from the burnt flags carry over the Atlantic and leave black stains on the domes? How do Canadian mosques get damaged by protests in the Middle East. Ah yes, clarity of expression, our national media outlet's strong suit.

Jack Layton was sounding self-righteous once again. Everyone's pick for Most Likely To Be Sainted said he wouldn't have given Buzz Hargrove the boot. No, huh? Your scandalized reaction during the election was just a dance and mask then, I suppose.

The CBC and Jack Layton... Two birds of a feather. One feather killed with one stone. Ahhh, the sound of silence.

2 Comments:

At 11:15 AM, Canadian Politico Blogger Dave T. said:

Dude, you should re-read what the CBC wrote:

"Tensions have been high in the city's Muslim community since two Montreal mosques were damaged during protests in the Middle East over the publication of Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad."

Emphasis mine. They said during, as in "in the duration of," not "by" as in "as a direct result of."

 
At 10:00 PM, Canadian Politico Blogger lecentre said:

Nit-picking at my nit-picking... that's a funny first. Anyways, during, in the context, suggets it was 'part of' the protest. During the hockey game, player x was injured. Yes, it happened while the game was going on, but it also happened as part of the game. Otherwise, we could say things like, "during my math test, President Bush gave a speech." That suggests he gave a speech in my class.

 

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