Video: Reporters do sing-along with Layton

 

I’m trying to look at this through non-partisan eyes unsuccessfully. I can’t get past how unprofessional it looks for Ottawa Press Gallery members joining NDP leader Jack Layton in singing folk songs on his campaign plane.

Am I being too harsh? (see here)

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17 Responses to “Video: Reporters do sing-along with Layton”

  1. james Says:

    I think that’s Rosie Barton in your picture there. If you follow here on twitter like I’ve been doing she’s very biased against the NDP. She mocked just about every policy announcement. She’s in the tank for the Liberals. Anyway I think it’s fine to have a little fun with the press and I kind of wish our PM would do something to suck up to these losers. They’re constantly bitching about the 4 questions thing.

  2. syncrodox Says:

    It may be unprofessional but the important thing here is the relative happiness of the press pool. Hopefully some of the unhappier reporters on the campaign beat will cheer up flying on the Good Ship Dipper.

  3. Fitter Says:

    Layton always came across to me as a poor “B” rate actor who would even look bad in a second rate Canadian movie. Strictly a Micky Mouse amateur hour politician. Why the NDP picked this clown to lead their party is beyond me. What surprises me even more is the fact that so many Canadians take him seriously.

  4. Bec Says:

    Well, it must get rather boring climbing aboard flight after flight so I guess some sort of distraction is refreshing for those aboard.
    However the talent pool from the obvious participants is particularly limited and screechy. Easily parrallelled with their on screen personalities, I’d conclude.

  5. billg Says:

    Just some fun…I’d leave it at that.

  6. Fred from BC Says:

    What stood out to me was how contrived the whole thing was, mostly because Jack Layton didn’t know the words to the song and was openly reading them (some Maritime folk song, it sounded like). That’s just sad.

  7. mahmood Says:

    What contrived nonsense, no doubt a CBC production.

  8. Jeff Says:

    What I take from this is how much the Ottawa Press Gallery members is part of the story of this election.

  9. Rose Says:

    The Media spends more time ensuring their reporters are the story not the election issues, this is just another example of the Liberal Media jumping up and down screeching ME ME ME it’s all about me and how happy and well fed I am.

  10. fernstalbert Says:

    The MSM are definitely losing their credibility. Suprised one of the sing-a-longs wasn’t “Solidarity Forever”. Cheers.

  11. Bert Says:

    Nope, not being too harsh at all.

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  15. ohboy Says:

    I would imagine that the crux of being a capable reporter is that person’s ability to remain focused & impartial.

    In our modern kumbya world there is no room for impartiality anymore…”you’re either with us or against us”…for the “cause”… or of the dissenters…the problem or the solution.

    We live in very polarized times…I believe its a product of lazy thinking and the burgeoning desire to be inclusive lest one be perceived to be left behind.

    Whatever it is; it makes for lousy journalism.

    Actually “the hamster mentality” might be an appropriate name!

    Jack Layton was nobody special and an operator of the higher order…its just that there was nobody else around at his time that was putting out the same level of schtick. Boil it down and like the term ‘social justice’ which sounds good on the surface, actually has no relevant meaning in the final analysis.
    Likewise Jack has no lasting relevance.
    JMO

  16. C H Ingoldby Says:

    Odd that he needed a script for the words to the songs he’d been singing ‘since he was 9 years old’/


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