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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Record-breaking

Tom Hedderson issues a press release at quarter to five on Canada Eve.

Please, do not shoot anyone. No one should be shot over there.

The release drops the well-capitalized phrase “(the) Provincial Government” a stunning twenty times – absolutely smashing the old record of nine. And there’s a “Williams Government” for good measure, right there in paragraph two of the nearly 2100-word epic Counterspinning of Negativity.™

It’s almost as if… almost as if… almost as if this fishery thing is a sensitive point with them or something.

2 Comments:

At 8:22 PM, June 30, 2009 , Blogger Winston Smith said...

Here are the two money-lines:
1) "Meanwhile, the industry itself has failed to take the action needed to address these issues."

2) "Our government is very disappointed that harvesters and processors have not been able to agree on a price for shrimp."

Evidently, PNC is fine so long as it's aimed at an officially approved target.

Here is Williams speaking to NOIA on 16 June: "Our vision was for a future that placed us at the table as players so that we could work hand in hand with our industry partners in helping to shape our province today and tomorrow."

By contrast, here is Hedderson today: "We remain committed to engaging with the industry to deal effectively and conclusively with the industry’s long-term challenges."

So here's the latest PNC tally:
Eastern Health = They
NALCOR = We
Hydro resources = Ours
Oil people = Our Industry Partners
Fishing people = The Industry

 
At 12:30 AM, July 01, 2009 , Blogger Edward G. Hollett said...

Here's another angle.

Things government wants to spend money on are called "investments".

Things they don't want to spend money on are called "subsidies".

Count the number and type of investments in the release.

 

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