In response to some long overdue media criticism for his brutal House of Commons attendance record (see here), Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s handlers quickly made a call to their dependable shill CP reporter Joan Bryden to help deflect it as all Harper’s fault.
And besides turning this interview into a Conservative attack ad, Bryden also calls the anger over Trudeau’s recent admiration (see here) of China’s dictatorship “fluff” and tries to run as much cover for Trudeau as possible:
Part of being a genuine political leader, warts and all, includes admitting when a mistake has been made, Trudeau said. He’s done that several times, for instance conceding that he shouldn’t have accepted public speaking fees after becoming an MP. (see here)
Bryden doesn’t ask Trudeau why then he didn’t give all that money back of course.