We’ve all seen the wall-to-wall media coverage of the nude painting of PM Stephen Harper and those that follow Canadian journos on Twitter have read their snide snickering comments like this one from Stephen Lautens of the Calgary Sun:
Hardy har har right? For more of these ‘hilarious’ Tweets see here but when gazillionaire Richard Branson made a lewd post about taking Liberal premier Christy Clark naked sail-surfing, the media went ape:
Branson is obviously out of line but why the double standard from the Canadian media who were all over Twitter condemning Branson like this one by the Globe’s Arts Correspondent Marsha Lederman:
You know darn well Lederman and all the other female reporters who thought the Harper nude was funny or poignant didn’t stop for a blessed second to think what the effect of it would have been on Harper’s 13-year-old daughter Rachel.
I’m sure she enjoyed a good chuckle over it huh?