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ctf
09-01-2015, 01:17 PM
http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=97213

Not sure where Terry gets his information. Just more political BS in an effort to smear the other candidates. Typical of all parties. My mother was asked to go to this meet and greet. She is in her 80's and has been an NDP supporter and canvasser for most of her life. I am not sure why she got asked, but there sure was no vetting process as alleged by Mr. Sheehan. So we can see one party has picked the wrong person and another party jumps all over the fact that other leaders, besides his own, actually decide to come and speak here as well. Oh well let the games begin......

The Chronic Liar
09-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Your grandma is in her 80's. She was asked to come. And you're not sure why she was asked? Laugh out loud. I'm a Conservative supporter and yes there is a vetting process. Please don't insult the intelligence of my soonet friends.

The Chronic Liar
09-01-2015, 02:33 PM
“To get into our events it will be the same as any campaign we have had in the past, you need to have a ticket,” Teneycke explained. “You need to have been invited and if you don’t have a ticket then you’re not getting in.”

http://ipolitics.ca/2015/07/31/harpers-campaign-events-to-be-by-invitation-only/


He's been doing it everywhere and even said that's what he'll be doing.

ctf
09-01-2015, 02:41 PM
“To get into our events it will be the same as any campaign we have had in the past, you need to have a ticket,” Teneycke explained. “You need to have been invited and if you don’t have a ticket then you’re not getting in.”

http://ipolitics.ca/2015/07/31/harpers-campaign-events-to-be-by-invitation-only/


He's been doing it everywhere and even said that's what he'll be doing.

From the Sootoday comment section

"Rigorous????? It was an email confirmation click"

The Chronic Liar
09-01-2015, 02:42 PM
From Soonet Comment Section

"there sure was no vetting process as alleged by Mr. Sheehan"

IMHO
09-02-2015, 10:40 AM
I CAN SEE where it is necessary to keep our PM safe when he appears at events. I think his party did themselves no favours when it was quite apparent the affair was intended for the party faithful. The message is quite clear...they do not want to hear from the average Canadian. They are pompous enough to know they are going to be in power after the election. Will the Sault support Hayes?

Chachinga
09-02-2015, 10:48 AM
"From the moment Harper's Airbus 319 charter jet (freshly wrapped in Conservative Party logo and colors) ended its inaugural flight yesterday from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie, absolutely everything was stage-managed to ensure reporters wrote about Harper's prepared speech, and nothing else.

As local journalists and photographers arrived at Algoma's Water Tower Inn, campaign organizers required them to report to a lock down room no later than 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Conservative leader's speech.

Forbidden to come and go from the lock down, reporters covering Harper were effectively barred from interviewing voters, including the group of demonstrators parading on the sidewalk in front of the Water Tower Inn.

This spared media representatives the distraction of having to deal with vexing side issues such as Bill C-51, the Senate scandal, pipelines and the whereabouts of more than 2,000 missing or murdered First Nations, Inuit and Métis women.

Instead, members of rival media outlets sat effectively hamstrung in the little room, enjoying each others company.

Eventually, an RCMP sniffer dog was brought in to check all reporters' bags and camera equipment for illicit stashes of, one presumes, kibbles, Milk-Bones and other doggy treats.

No other political party does this to accredited journalists covering campaign events.

The police dog was a beautiful king shepherd.

Lest the idea occur to any ink-stained wretch to write about the dog instead of a canned speech, we were immediately told that the pretty dog could not be photographed.

We didn't try.

After all, you never know when a police dog might be an undercover sniffer.

Blowing the cover of undercover pooches serves no compelling public interest and might expose them, their families and other members of their pack to violence or even nasty social media howlers.

The certified kibble-free journalists were then ushered into a ballroom where Harper was to meet with Saultites.

But these were not ordinary Saultites.

They were hand-picked Tories, every one carefully screened to ensure only the bluest of blue-blooded Harper supporters got in the room.

Everything was scripted with meticulous care.

There was no way the Conservative leader was going to be taken off-message by hecklers or tough questioning.

Even so, reporters were instructed that no interviews with these sterling supporters could be conducted inside the inn, largely eliminating the possibility of getting local reaction to Harper's speech.

Even getting identifications of people photographed with the Conservative leader was next to impossible.

By severely limiting access before, during and after the campaign event, the party had made it almost impossible to write about anything except the leader's speech, which traditionally differs little from city to city and is already largely known to the electorate.

No room for alternative views. No reaction quotes. No baby-kissing or handshake photos with locals.

The Conservative media manipulation tactics are unlike anything in recent memory, perhaps in Canadian political history."

Helwig.

BFLPE
09-02-2015, 12:06 PM
ha ha, good reporting Helwig.

http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=97249

Barry Morris
09-02-2015, 02:03 PM
And you guys trust Helwig???

Media work for themselves. No one else.

Barry Morris
09-02-2015, 02:04 PM
I CAN SEE where it is necessary to keep our PM safe when he appears at events. I think his party did themselves no favours when it was quite apparent the affair was intended for the party faithful. The message is quite clear...they do not want to hear from the average Canadian. They are pompous enough to know they are going to be in power after the election. Will the Sault support Hayes?

They probably will.

Because most voters realize that any party would do the same thing.

BFLPE
09-03-2015, 02:36 AM
And you guys trust Helwig???

Media work for themselves. No one else.lol, I get a kick out of you sometimes.

Chachinga did a straight copy/paste from sootoday and offered no personal comment at all.

I made a semi sarcastic remark with no indication of trust or lack thereof for Mr. Helwig.

Nobody else posted anything relating to Helwig.

I sure hope you're better at interpreting that Holy Book you base your life on.

:)

IMHO
09-08-2015, 08:20 AM
The NANOS poll of potential voters shows the Liberals and the NDP in a virtual tie for first place. The COns have dropped 6 points bringing them into a distant third place. Brian HAYES and the Cons need to worry.

Barry Morris
09-08-2015, 09:44 AM
lol, I get a kick out of you sometimes.

Chachinga did a straight copy/paste from sootoday and offered no personal comment at all.

I made a semi sarcastic remark with no indication of trust or lack thereof for Mr. Helwig.

Nobody else posted anything relating to Helwig.

I sure hope you're better at interpreting that Holy Book you base your life on.

:)

Like you read my posts??? How do you know it was directed at you??? Don't assume, you know what that means, I'm sure.

Barry Morris
09-08-2015, 09:46 AM
The NANOS poll of potential voters shows the Liberals and the NDP in a virtual tie for first place. The COns have dropped 6 points bringing them into a distant third place. Brian HAYES and the Cons need to worry.

Lets interpret that in the light of past polls at this time in the election campaign!!!

In other words, doesn't mean a thing.