May 24, 2006
YOU'RE NOT ENTITLED TO BE BOTH ADVERSARIAL AND MOLLYCODDLED:
Journalists stage boycott of PM's press conference (ALEXANDER PANETTA, 5/24/06, CANADIAN PRESS)
About two dozen journalists walked out on Stephen Harper yesterday after he refused to take their questions, the latest chapter in an unseemly spat between the Prime Minister and members of the national media.
Parliament Hill veterans described the scene of reporters boycotting a prime ministerial news conference as a first.
It resulted in Harper being forced to make his announcement on aid to Darfur to a small handful of reporters, photographers and camera operators outside the House of Commons.
The impromptu boycott was the latest move by journalists in their ongoing tug-of-war with Harper over who controls news conferences.
He's not being nice to them so they refuse to do their jobs? Nice to see we don't have the most immature press corps in the Anglosphere. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2006 8:10 AM