Saturday, May 14, 2011

Theo Caldwell interview with Brad Wall - tossing nerf-balls.



I really like Theo Caldwell on Sun's Caldwell Account. He's one of my favorites. However, in this interview with Brad Wall he could have at least made a token effort to challenge him. Instead he tossed him nerf-balls. For example, Ezra Levant would never have let him off so lightly on the BHP/Potash Corp issue. Wall's a good guy but any interviewer who purports to defend free markets shouldn't have let him skate so easily.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure miss Sun TV! Does anyone know how the dispute is going with Bell? I can not pick it up on any other provider, I guess they have us over a barrel.....I was watching it live on the computer, but I guess they even took that off....If anyone has any news, would appreciate knowing....

JR said...

Yeah, I'd be choked up with those Bell bastards too. But all I know is that Sun has officially protested to the powers-that-be (CRTC?). Try switching to a non-Bell satellite provider.

Anonymous said...

I really would - but we have 4 receivers - and our system is hooked up to a "sling box" (purchased from Dell)whereby our son in Dubai is able to get the TV channels we get so he can see the Canadian sports, etc. and can not get there - it is a big job and expense to change or switch....and I was hoping somehow this will get resolved. After all, I wouldn't think Bell would have the right to tell us we can not have a channel its customers want....but maybe they do! Didn't know we lived in a third world Country!

Luke said...

The Potash-BHP decision is still one of the few decisions that the Wall government has made that I really disagree with.

Theo should've pushed Brad Wall much harder on that issue. The media here in Saskatchewan and nationally in Canada gave him such an easy ride. Terence Corcoran, Andrew Coyne, and maybe William Watson were the only columnists I read who seriously criticized him.

JR said...

Exactly, Luke. Wall's decision may have been the right one, politically and, like any politician, he may have had to serve up bullshit to rationalize it. But that doesn't mean free marketers should pretend they believe it.