First they hid in Rob Ford's bushes. Now we see a CTV hack stalking Nigel Wright at 4:00 am:
"I'm going to first of all give my submissions to the ethics commissioner, she's going to look into this and I think I can stand behind everything I did," Wright said after stopping to answer Hamamdjian’s questions.
"I made some mistakes, I'm living with the consequences of those mistakes, but I believe I can account for my actions and I think that's the right forum for it."
The video is inadvertently hilarious. The CTV reporter is seen actually running after the PM's former Chief of Staff. Why? So she could get Nigel Wright to give some boilerplate brush off? A press release would have provided exactly the same kind of non-answer. But then we wouldn't have an amusing visual of a once very powerful man running away from media!
Look at him run! What does he have to hide?
Aside from some monumentally poor judgement, probably not much. It's a cheap visual and further confirmation that the MSM is more interested in theatre than journalism. The man's running down the street because, ahem, he runs to keep in shape. Pretty good shape too. He's barely out of breadth while fluffling the reporter off.
Let's do a bit of compare and contrast.
Back in December the Sun News Network's Faith Goldy followed Justin Trudeau after he refused to answer some basic questions about attending an Islamic conference. The walk about, in which we got an extended view of Justin's luscious locks, was conducted in broad daylight at an official event. Justin had refused to answer any questions from SNN reporters after some embarrassing incidents. So like a petulant child he refused to speak.
He didn't hold his breadth until he turned blue, but that was probably because he forgot.
Journalists being a bit obnoxious is par for the course. It's what they're paid to do. Had Miss Goldy been following Justin around on the streets of Montreal, hoping to catch him walking his dog, you'd better believe the MSM and the police would have been interested. When the Sun asks a slightly aggressive question it gets, quite literally, the cold shoulder. When CTV stalks a prominent public figure, hey it's great copy.
CTV even had the gall to say that Wright was speaking "exclusively" to the network. Yeah, like he had a choice. If a camera crew started trailing me at 4:00 am you can well believe I'd be calling the cops. Then again I'm not dumb enough to get involved in politics. Just smart ass enough to make fun of the fools who do.
It might have beehoved Nigel Wright to have left the country for a few weeks. Perhaps a long luxury cruise in the Mediterranean, far away from stalking reporters and greedy Senators. Then again it's unlikely he would have suspected this level of unprofessionalism from the Press Gallery. This isn't Watergate. There is no useful information to be gained by following around Nigel Wright in the wee hours. No public interest is being served. This is gotcha journalism at its worst. More gotcha than news.