Update: Had the messenger and the jumper backwards in original version...Thanks to persey for the heads-up on my dundatorialness.
A small CP wire-type item from late last week that generated little more than the tiniest of ripples on the otherwise placid Lotuslandian proMedia waters:
VICTORIA - The chairman of BC Ferries board of directors has announced the resignation of a board member.
Donald P. Hayes gave no reason for Guy D. Johnson's resignation, which took effect on Friday...
I have no idea if the good Mr. Johnson jumped ship for all the right reasons given the recent decisions of the BC Ferries board.
But, in the eyes of the ever manipulative media mavens of Snooklandia, I'm pretty sure that, regardless the true reasons, the timing of Mr. Johnson's resignation alone was enough to get his name scratched out of any and all rolodexes marked 'lackey' with permanent marker.
And, if you have a moment or three to spare/absolutely nothing better to do, check out the comments attached to the wire fluff on the CTV site linked-to above, or those attached to, essentially the same bit o' fluff posted on the VSun site...The overwhelming cynicism mixed with ignorance seemed to have resulted in a total inability of most commenters to even begin to contemplate what actually might have gone down (i.e. the possibility, given the timing, that the good Mr. Johnson may have resigned for all the right reasons) is simply astounding...Then again, if the proMedia just floats out press release codswallop/announcements without digging?...Well...What should we expect?....Of course, such low expectations coupled with high ignorance are precisely what those manipulative media mavens mentioned above count on...Right?