Be kind to your web-footed friends for a duck maybe somebodies mother
When I got the press release from local Green Party leader Sharon Labchuk about a restaurant serving foie gras, I hit the delete key.
There are many things about which thinking people can concern themselves but a local restaurant serving duck livers isn’t one of the big ones.
CBC carried the story like it was imporant. They even gave it space on their website Chef criticized for foie gras on menu
Is someone at the CBC paying attention or is this the new “News” at CBC – swine flu fear mongering and irrelevant social commentary.
Again CBC readers to the rescue – 43 comments heap everything from laughter to scorn on Labchuk.
“Sharon Lapchuck (sic) – PEI’s very own foie-fighter.” – my favourite wit with music line.
“She expects to be taken seriously and even wants to be included in debates in the House when this is the best she could come up with to bring to the media spotlight? I completely support the federal Green Party and thier ambititions (sic) to get thier leader elected to the House, but provincially the Green Party is getting laughed at. Perhaps a new and serious leader is in order.”
While I respect Labchuk’s dedication to environmental causes, this one is so dumb it is beyond me.
What about the poor and starving Sharon? How about some comment on the 9,000 seniors with disabilities and their lack of supports?
You can fill in the blanks on your own personal issues. Almost all of them would be higher in voter priorities than duck livers.
So dumb ass press release of the week goes to Sharon Labchuk and our web-footed friends. Dumb-ass reporting of the week goes to CBC, again sadly.
Note – Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends is an anonymous children’s song that originally was used as a political satire sung to the tune of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. It became popular more lately both on Sing Along With Mitch (Miller) and Sesame Street.