Wikileaks: Clinton Camp lauds CBC’s “Face to Face with PM” as great PR

Raving Canuck: 

At the end of last January the CBC did a TV special called “Face to Face with the Prime Minister” in which the CBC did a reality-show-like program where 10 everyday Canadians got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down one-on-one to interview PM Justin Trudeau.

I (and many others) rolled my eyes at the CBC’s blatant puffery programming. The PR exercise was such translucent obsequiousness to the new PM by our state broadcaster that I wrote “10 Hitches with CBC’s 10 Canadians ‘Face-to-Face’ with PM“. In the successful piece (few thousand views) I deconstructed the disgraceful piece of PR Peter Mansbridge tried to peddle as avant-garde journalism.

Well, if you ask Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives they would tell you “Face to Face with the PM” was a great PR scheme they would like to emulate. In some of the most recent emails dumped by Wikileaks from today, John Podesta (Clinton’s campaign chairman) and other staffers discussed and lauded the public broadcaster’s propaganda program.

Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook had this to say: “I love it. Will press think it’s “staged”? Or is there a way to structure it so they won’t think that? Also, what consulting firm did Trudeau use? I can’t remember.”

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8 Comments on Wikileaks: Clinton Camp lauds CBC’s “Face to Face with PM” as great PR

  1. The press would not give a rat’s patootie if it looked staged. They would just want to know if they could help.

    The CBC was disgusting with their pandering to Justin. You almost wanted to tell them to get a room.

  2. Trudeau the Younger is in a position to actually do more damage to my country then his father did. They (the Liberals) just announced they were going to add an additional 32 billion to the debt by creating a government “bank” to oversee the stimulus programs that are going to add around another 100 billion. This is always the Liberal party way, spend huge amounts of taxpayer money, run up the debt and then tell the voters that they’re actually great fiscal managers. The sad part is when the voters wake up and install a Conservative party government who cleans the mess up (or at least stops the bleeding) they’ll then turn around and vote the Liberals back in.
    The CBC are a bunch of whiny left-wing BMW socialists who (with a few exceptions) always attack conservatives while giving liberals a pass. I still wait for a government to sell off the CBC and their infrastructure to private concerns.

  3. Ha ha ha! Looks like the Canuks are just as fukkin dumb as we are!

    And the Germans … and the French … and the Italians … and the Danes … and the Norwegians … and the Swedes … and the Russians … and the Chinese … and the &c., &c., &c.

    izlamo delenda est …

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