People in the alternative media, including your modest servant at In-Sights, have taken pleasure in recent political developments here in BC. Everyone knows that the mainstream media, with near unanimity, has supported Gordon Campbell and his government through thick and thin, or recently, through thin and thinner.
It must be discouraging to newspaper editorial writers, columnists, talk show hosts, etc. that, despite their constant singing of praises for their political hero, the great unwashed of the province wasn’t buying. I mentioned Campbell’s 9% approval rating to one of his supporters recently. She responded, “No, no. It’s 12% according to our polls.”
So, despite the old boys describing alternative media participants as wingnuts and nincompoops, the people who count, the voters, have taken the side of the wingnuts. That must hurt the higher purpose people something awful.
It did remind me though of an old story by Winston Churchill about when the British people had been written off as doomed. The old man said that, when the French army collapsed early in WWII:
Their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken; some neck.