Musings —04.14.2010 11:49 AM—
I, like everyone else, have been having a grand old time with this Rahim-Helena stuff. On my web site, on radio and on TV, I’ve been having a go at them, too. Yuk yuk.
Enough, as they say, is enough. For starters, this “news” story – which even reputable news aggregators have headlined, and which I am only linking to in the hope that you will feel as I do – is a goddamned disgrace. It is disgusting. How, in God’s name, is this anyone’s business other the than the couple in question? How? Shame on the “journalists” who considered this newsworthy.
We have to be better than this.
And while we are on the subject of this ill-fated couple, here’s another contrarian opinion: the police completely screwed up the Jaffer case. Thee was no conspiracy, there was no dirty deal: the cops screwed up, big time. As CBC revealed this morning, the charges got tossed because the police wouldn’t let the former Conservative MP speak to a lawyer when he was under arrest – one of the most fundamental constitutional rights there is. They’re lucky they got the careless driving charge to stick, in fact. They’re fools.
Personally, I now believe the Guergis-Jaffer thing is getting really, really out of control. And, quite frankly, it looks bad on us – not them.
Therefore, I’m off it for a while. Mob scenes don’t appeal to me, much.
UPDATE: The original headline, below, has now been amended. Good call.
UPDATER: The news outlet has pulled the story and headline, apparently due to the commentary on this web site. See that commentary here.