Jul 13 2010
And beats up a reporter.
Oh, wait. He didn’t actually beat anyone up. He really just said “fuck”? When he didn’t realize the recorder was still working? That’s it? That’s all?
With all due respect to my friend Mike Klassen, this may — may — be a human resources issue. It ain’t a political one. Or at least, it ought not to be. But then, what do I know? As Mike noted:
Hundreds of views of the video already, plus CKNW ran the story at top of their 10am newscast, the Vancouver Sun is running the story at the top of their web page.
So there is a story here. Maybe I’m just a bit immunized to harsh language to see it after hanging out at the Ivanhoe Pub the other night. You might say I just don’t give a fuck.
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.
Great. Now I’ll never get elected in this town.
UPDATE: In retrospect, the real reason this thing seems to be blowing up is the combination of arrogance and ignorance displayed by the Mayor. As Michael Smyth puts it:
Does he really think anyone who takes a serious interest in how their communities grow and change are just “f—ing hacks”? It’s not only an incredibly insulting comment; it also reveals the mayor’s ignorance of how concerned people are about his agenda…
Ironically, one of the people he lumped in with the expletive-deleted “NPA hacks” was Randy Helton, a key leader of the West End Neighbours group so concerned about the mayor’s rental-housing agenda. Helton is a member of Vision Vancouver and worked to get Robertson elected!
Now, that is an issue.
See What All The Fuss Was About