Friday, March 16, 2012

The smiling Communications Director with the soft touch!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Who the hell elected you lady?"

The press has their nickers in a knot about it but I haven't seen anything that would indicate she wasn't doing anything outside the scope of expectations of her employee - Christy Clarke.

Although even I have to admit she did some across on the television as a pompous ..... suffering from ...  .
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Dear Anonymous:

Thank you very much for contacting CyberSmokeBlog.

Sara MacIntyre is not the story she's merely the pawn. Rather, it's the Harper government's model whereby voter access to elected officials is deliberately and severely restricted to control the message. Ms MacIntyre's rather heavy handed style as documented in the video needs some work - and that's being very kind.

A couple months ago we attempted to set up a one and one CSB interview for its readership with our Member of Parliament Shelly Glover (Saint Boniface, Manitoba). Instead we got her Communications Director who inquired as to the nature of the questions we proposed to ask which, of course, we were not prepared to release beforehand. Come next election if Ms Glover decides to run again will her Communications Director call us urging our support?

As one veteran CBC Winnipeg reporter said to us not long ago, "Used to be able to pick up the telephone and reach a minister directly to question them about an issue. Not any more."

PM Harper takes communications strategy to new level - There are an estimated 1,500 communications staffers working in ministers' offices and departments, including 87 in the PMO and PCO (Hill Times News - Laura Ryckewaert, Decomeber 21, 2011) is an article we'd highly recommend.

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

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