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SA: against their own succession
Posted on 2010.17.06 at 18:41
where am I: Narragansett RI
How I feel about it all: crankygrr, argh
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Alberta Culture Minister defends criticism of home-grown television.


"Others were more blunt. Actor and director Paul Gross replied in an e-mail after being told about the comments by The Globe: 'It’s sad for the thousands of talented people working in Alberta to have their efforts reduced to a four-letter expletive and sad for all Albertans that this is what passes for responsible government.'"


Dear Minister Blackett,

What John Stewart said.

Me

Comments:


dewline
dewline at 2010-06-17 23:22 (UTC) ()
Mr. Gross has had his four-letter word moments. I would not have blamed him for deciding that Minister Blackett's utterance constituted fair grounds for such a moment in public. Not for a second.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-06-18 14:05 (UTC) ()
My reaction was basically, gee, Paul, why don't you tell us what you really think? ;)

In this case I think his reaction is about the attitude, and especially the venue, of the minister. And from my (admittedly very limited) knowledge of the situation, I agree with him.
Lesa
absolutefiction at 2010-06-19 01:09 (UTC) ()
Hmmm. I think I might be on the fence with this one.
I respect Canadian media but, I mean, this article and what some of them say has some truth. I just don't like how they bunched ALL of Canadian media under one umbrella.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-06-19 04:43 (UTC) ()
I just don't like how they bunched ALL of Canadian media under one umbrella.

That was my problem. Sure, there's crap in Canadian media, there's crap in all media. But there's a lot of good stuff, too (Little Mosque, Less than Kind, Slings & Arrows, yadda). To call it shit, in front of a festival crowd? Bad form.
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