Guardian at fault for weak interest
It is not surprising to me that there is so little interest in the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party.
The fact of the matter is this, thanks to media outlets like The Guardian, politics has become a completely thankless task.
For example, on Aug. 5, your newspaper published an article that snidely attacked the Premier of our province - because a road in the community was paved.
Now, part of the job of MLAs is to protect the interest of their community. In many cases, that means ensuring that transportation infrastructure is maintained.
So, in addition to leading a government that is actively participating in the largest economic expansion in Prince Edward Island’s history, the premier is also looking after the safety of Island roads.
Additionally, the premier is doing this while taking a salary that’s less than the one to which he is entitled – and working 12 to 15 hour days to boot.
But The Guardian has little time for such substance. Instead, it prefers to squander its weakening reputation on click-bait stories that appeal to the lowest common denominator.
So, the next time The Guardian bemoans the woeful state of the Conservative leadership race, it may want to examine its own contribution to a conversation that is off-putting, childish and shrill. Reg Affleck, Charlottetown