pmo/press gallery relations


Obamathon: Okay, PMO. Now it’s a party.

I know it’s almost certainly horribly wrong, not to mention obtuse and unserious and spectacularly point-missing, but somehow, I just can’t not find this latest foray into hardball media management by the PM’s communicator general to be wonderfully amusing in its utter absurdity.

From the Canadian Press:

[…]Harper’s spokespeople threatened to cancel the press conference if, at any point in the day, a Canadian reporter shouts out a question without being invited to do so.


UPDATED: NewSpiritOfCivilityWatch: Aww, and here we thought they didn’t care.

The PMO press office has some advice for reporters planning to cover Stephen Harper’s visit to the Surrey waterfront tomorrow afternoon – button that jacket all the way to the top, and don’t forget your mittens: