Monday, August 26, 2013

How it works between the press and the PMO

David Aikin writes about the Byzantine world of PMO news conferences in the wake of the shoving match between a PMO staffer and Chinese reporter.
Here is a link

On the Hill, the publication for which Aikin writes, features on its web Pierre Trudeau's 1970 news conference on the steps of the Centre Block during the FLQ crisis. That is where he said "Just watch me!" -- the much quoted response when asked how far he would go.

The free-wheeling exchange with reporters -- mainly Tim Ralfe, then with CBC -- is unimaginable today.

Video of the exchange
Direct link if it doesn't play from the window

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