Drifting around the Conservative MSM the past few days has turned up a curious point. Many of the Harper media scribes are proclaiming he "did the right thing" or had "no choice" in booting Helena Guergis out of the Tory caucus.
The editorial board of the Calgary Herald, that's who. And CTV's Bob Fife. And the National Spot, that's who too. The Sun media chain couldn't wait to praise Harper for doing the right thing.
In other words, either the rightwing MSM really don't know why Harper booted Guergis and they're just making this all up or they do know what's behind it and, being dutiful toadies, are doing the government's bidding and keeping it to themselves. In the latter case, if they are keeping secrets for the government, they're no longer journalists but publicity agents to the ruling party.
Maybe Harper did do the right thing - eventually - but why are the rightwing MSM vouchsafing for the guy if they can't tell us about it? If you keep a secret, you keep it to yourself. But, if it's a secret that really deserves keeping, you don't let reporters in on it for your own purposes.