“I don’t like to watch” — Harper

The Toronto Star spun Stephen Harper’s alleged admission — “I don’t like to watch Canadian news” — into an entire column including reaction and confirmation about whether the prime minister takes in Canadian media.

The quote: “I watched the last several elections in the United States very closely. I tend to watch mainly American news because I don’t like to watch Canadian news and hear what Allan (Gregg, a pollster and CBC pundit who was in the audience) and everybody else is saying about me, so my hobby is to watch politics elsewhere.”

It’s all tongue-in-cheek — right? And context is everything — right