Mike Duffy and Craig Oliver were falling over each other to come up with reasons to shut down the Commons ethics committee right here, right now.
As far as these two jokers are concerned, it's over. Oliver even came up with the excuse that, if there was anything murky going on, why didn't Schreiber wear a wire?
And, of course, Oliver said the government should boot Schreiber out ASAP because, after all, the Germans are freaking out. Say what?
Best of all, they say there's no way to get to the bottom of the discrepancies between the sworn accounts of Schreiber and Mulroney. Impossible, can't be done. Time to clear Mulroney and move on. No need for a public enquiry now.
And that, my friends, is journalism at its lamest. If these two pillars of parliamentary journalism don't know how to sort out evidentiary discrepancies, it's because they've conveniently forgotten. They're curiously doing their utmost to kill this thing now, just when the evidence is finally going somewhere.