For those of you who are not in the know, there is a calculated reason behind government press releases.
What is likely to be perceived as ‘ bad news’ by the public is likely to be released on a Friday, later in the day, so that the memory of will likely fade from public scrutiny by Monday morning.
However, what is likely to be perceived as ‘ good news’ by the public, will be released early in the day, on a Monday- or at least early in the week- so that the government has plenty of time to pat themselves on the back and look good.
That’s just how it works.
So, based on the fact that the following news was announced late yesterday afternoon on the Friday before a long weekend, what would you make of this?
“ New Judge at the Legislature Raid Trial
A new judge will be appointed in the ongoing legal saga surrounding the BC Rail corruption scandal.
Elizabeth Bennett was overseeing the case in B.C. Supreme Court, but she has been appointed to the provincial Court of Appeal.
(The Canadian Press) “