Michael Den Tandt has a penchant for missing the mark on important issues
I have trouble accepting Michael Den Tandt as a serious thinker. This is especially true when he suggests the lingering stain of the Duffy scandal on Stephen Harper’s re-election hopes is really just the consequence of poor media relations.
Yes, Den Tandt has essentially reduced the whole Duffy matter to one of optics, not substance. He seems particularly upset and even bedazzled by Harper’s inability to change the channel. “If Harper would only answer a few more questions,” we are told, “the issue would quickly dissipate.” I paraphrase here, of course, but it’s because I can’t bear to repeat Den Tandt’s actual words; I hope to never speak such shallowness in my life.