Although the Winnipeg Free Press’ headline is written as a tip for the NDP faithful, Mia Robson mainly designed her column with her fellow Ottawa Press Gallery members in mind:
Yes, the first anniversary of his death deserved to be marked. But the memorials went on for days and the media lapped it up and added more to the fray.
Many reporter friends raised eyebrows at the constant coverage of the anniversary of Layton’s death, fearing it plays right into the accusation the media are a bunch of left-wing sympathizers.
What Layton did for the NDP and in politics in Canada won’t be forgotten, but unless the NDP and the media move on, the substance of what Layton spent the last decade of his life working for will eventually be lost. (see here)
Notice that Robson is not ashamed of her media peers’ unabashed Leftie support, instead only telling them to keep it better hidden – otherwise they can’t effectively do the NDP’s dirty work for them.
Unfortunately for Robson even if her journo friends were to heed her advice, it’s far too late as the socialist cat is out of the bag.