Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lemon: The Riley Report - Who's Out of Touch

Susan Riley of the Ottawa Citizen is just as partisan Liberal as is Susan Delacourt of The Star.
There must be something in a name.
This morning Riley tried to show that PMSH is out of touch because of the CPC's sponsorship of NASCAR. She managed to include a little crack about PMSH being a homo-phobe and anti-women, but otherwise it was almost indistinguishable from the one Delacourt did yesterday.
According to Riley, PMSH is
chasing such a tiny niche: stock car races in Canada attract only 5,000 to 10,000 spectators. . . create hierarchies of exclusion. . . We know you don't care if women vote for you. We already figured that you aren't serious about arresting climate change -- not if it interferes with anyone's carbon-intensive hobby.
But who's out of touch? NASCAR's poll revealed that there are 6 million NASCAR fans in Canada, and that 40% are women. And women?? Not all of them are members of the UofT Women's Faculty Club, and not all of them like effete little nerdish college professors. Some like big manly men with a muscular, no-nonsense style.

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