So, let's get this straight:
A guest on a CBC Radio program — a guest. Not the host. Not the producer. A guest. A guest on a CBC Radio program blurts out The Thing That You Are Not Allowed To Talk About. You know, It.
And accordingly, in retaliation for... what? Not having a twenty-second delay? Not shooting the guest dead on the spot? CBC, radio and TV alike, is — as Himself might put it — cut off.
Because a guest — A GUEST — blurted It out, The Thing That You Are Not Allowed To Talk About.
Dear Opposition Parties:
Go on the air on VOCM.
Blurt It out.
Go on the VOCM website, or the Telegram comments boards, or the Transcontinental weeklies.
Blurt It out, if you can blurt with a keyboard.
Blurt It on the Globe and Mail, blurt It on the CanWest dailies, blurt It on CTV News Channel.
Blurtez-le on Radio-Canada.
Blurt, blurt, blurt. Blurt It good.
Blurt till your blurter can blurt no more.
Blurt because, as per the solemnly promulgated Elizabeth Matthews Rule of 2010, if there are any "very unfortunate and unnecessary comments made about the premier" — passive voice, naturally — by a guest, on or in any medium, the Eighth Floor will, consistent with the rule, cut that medium off from any further availability with Himself.
Easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy: you get Him off VOCM, you get Him out of the Telegram and all the other papers, and the daily news agenda will be yours and yours alone.
Let Him have NTV.
You can have the rest.
All you gotta do is blurt.
Right, bizarre parallel universe up in the sky on Confederation Hill?