Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Iggy makes a funny
This is possibly the best election ad of the campaign so far. The Twitterverse appears to be in love with it for its hipster humour and the speed with which the Grits got it made. I especially like the amalgamation of old-school Frankenstein-style grunting with Terminator-style cyborg face recognition software.
If indeed the Conservatives are Facebook creepin' on folks who sign up for their rallies (which is still a confusing question. Witness this scrum with the top Tory media spokesman), there are a few Winnipeg Tories who might find themselves on the banned list.
How about Winnipeg South Centre candidate Joyce Bateman? Back in the day, when she was still a Liberal, Bateman appeared in a couple of campaign brochures for fellow-Liberals, including Paul Hesse, before she decided to run for the Tories. Until recently, there was a picture of her and former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy on her campaign website. Is that enough to raise red flags among Harper's tour organisers?
About Mary Agnes Welch
Mary Agnes Welch joined the Free Press in 2002, first as a general assignment reporter and then covering city hall and the Manitoba legislature before moving to her current post as public policy reporter.
Before Winnipeg, she worked at the Windsor Star and the Odessa American, a small daily newspaper in West Texas. There, in addition to covering more than 20 counties, she took high school football scores from coaches all over West Texas by phone every Friday night.
Mary Agnes is a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, has won several Western Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been part of two teams of reporters nominated for a Michener Award. In 2011, she was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in the beat category. She is also the former national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
She once misspelled "Shih Tzu" in the paper and received 37 emails from angry dog-owners.
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