Editorial: Clark a social media mess

Our premier has a serious case of foot-in-mouth disease

Would somebody in the Liberal office please take control of Christy Clark’s Twitter account?

Close it. Vet it. Do something with it; just stop her from using it.

Our esteemed leader is becoming less esteemed every time she takes to social media.

Last week was a particularly bad week for Clark and her use of 21st century media.

First she posts a picture to Twitter, letting all her followers know how proud she was to have found a keepsake album from Rolf Harris – the disgraced Aussie entertainer currently serving a 69-month sentence for indecent assaults on four teenage girls.

“Giver her a break,” and “she didn’t know” were some of the (very few) comments coming to her defence. We find it hard to fathom that such a big fan of Rolf Harris would have no idea that he is in jail.

And while perhaps she can justify not knowing Rolf Harris’s whereabouts, not knowing the reason for Good Friday is a little more concerning.

“Good Friday reminds us that hard work and sacrifice are rewarded. I hope you have a restful and meaningful #Easter long weekend.”

Yes folks; Christy Clark mistook Easter for Labour Day. Either that, or she believes that hard work and sacrifice should be rewarded with crucifixion.

Politicians give the media plenty of fodder for questioning their common sense during their day-to-day activities. But Christy Clark has taken the challenge to a whole new level.

Our premier has a serious case of foot-in-mouth disease.

Remember when the favourite retort of those caught in an embarrassing situation was to claim they were misquoted? Recording devices (and journalists smart enough not to erase them) put an end to that.

Nowadays, the popular argument among those unwise enough to engage in social media before letting their brains process their work is that their Twitter accounts were hacked.

It’s surprising Clark did not use that one on at least one occasion last week.

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley RCMP looking for suspicious man in Courtenay

Man was frantically waving at vehicles

Comox Valley golfers prepare for another 55+ Games

Competition, camaraderie name of the game

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Safeway union urgest rejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

About 1,000 Saudi residents called back to kingdom after suspending diplomatic relations with Canada

Bernier diatribe against ‘extreme multiculturalism’ boosts Liberal coffers

Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations doubled, social media engagement quadrupled

‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

More than 550 wildfires were burning in B.C. and crews were bracing for wind and dry lightning

MasterChef runner-up an award-winning broker

What started as an interest turned into a global pursuit

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Most Read