Take today for example. The Conservatives used their Senate majority to squelch the appearance of the senior Deloitte director who was stage-managing the Duffy audit. That's an egregious bit of self-serving senate manipulation that should outrage the public and the media watch-dogs.
Nor only that, but also today Tom Mulcair was hitting rather close to home with his pointed questions about why a couple of New Brunswick senators, who appear to have been playing the same fast-and-loose game with their expenses as Duffy, remain in the senate.
All in all, a day of serious questions, serious enough that they would have led the evening news at CBCCTVGLOBAL....
But then, late in the afternoon, HOLY MOTHER OF BATMAN IF IT ISN'T A WHOLE NEW SORDID BATCH OF ROB FORD REVELATIONS!!!
Yup, that cleared the boring old senate scandal off the news agenda for the rest of this week!
And Ford doesn't mind. He's become bigger than Toronto. In fact my pal AC is talking him up on CNN even as I write these words. Did you see how they loved him at the Bills game on the weekend?
If Hunter S. Thompson had any idea the Ford story was coming down the pike he woulda stuck around just to see it for himself.