Musings —12.27.2013 04:47 PM—
Media folks are unimpressed, and rightly so, about Presto’s bizzaro column, here.
The whole thing hangs on Manning’s claim that Mike Duffy had been lobbying for a Senate appointment “for years.” Meanwhile, he conspicuously disregards the fact that we media folks have been kicking the living shit out of Duffy for months. With a vengeance.
Anyway – what caught my eye was this bit in Presto’s treatise:
“Section 10 of that constitution provides for the expulsion of a member by a majority vote of the members for only one reason: “… that such member uses his membership or the facilities of the Gallery to obtain a benefit other than by journalism …”
That rule sure is interesting.
I am aware of a Press Gallery member (and Frank magazine contributor) using House of Commons property – stationary and whatnot – to fire off myriad legal threats, recently. Got the evidence, even.
How would one go about pursuing such a complaint, Presto (or anyone)?