If ever there was a video that highlighted both how the Liberal press machine works AND how the government manipulates media in BC, this IS it.
Charlie Smith from the Georgia Straight is in the middle of asking the Premier about the Public affairs Bureau, Canwest and political donations they’ve made, ( $50,000 to the Libs) relating it all wonderfully to how the premier really treats small businesses.
Suddenly, at about the 2: 53 mark, the premier’s handler interjects and halts the interview momentarily, objecting to the line of questioning Charlie is taking and refers to a “sandbag” – the woman’s voice belongs to Brigitte Anderson, the premiers press secretary. It only gets better as the Premier twiddles his thumbs while they talk, and then tries to dance around the issues about Canwest and then the Cambie street merchants.
Here is the link to the original column from the Straight :