PM to shun Ottawa journalistsSo it is possible for journalists to do their jobs! Wow. Can the Ottawa press corps give lessons to their counterparts in the White House?
Stephen Harper says journalists on Parliament Hill are biased against his government so he'll be avoiding them.
The Prime Minister says the parliamentary press gallery seems to have decided to become the opposition to his Conservative government.
He told A-Channel in London, Ont., yesterday that he is having problems with reporters that a Liberal leader would never face.
So he says he will take his message out on the road to less hostile local media.
"Unfortunately, the press gallery has taken the view they are going to be the opposition to the government," Harper told the TV station. "They don't ask questions at my press conferences now."
On Tuesday, two dozen Ottawa reporters walked out on a Harper event when he refused to take their questions.
Harper does not want to hold press conferences unless his staff choose which journalists ask questions from a list they compile. The Ottawa press gallery won't accept those rules.
As for the anti-Conservative bias, I wonder if Mr Harper remembers a little thing called the Sponsorship Scandal, that the supposedly liberal media used to usher him into power?