Andrew Coyne's live blogging has now wrapped up for the week. His final entry was the piece de resistance:
12:04 PM We’re hearing, last, from the intervenors: first, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, then a joint submission from the BC Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Association of Journalists. I’m going to go with the written texts here, if you don’t mind…
CODA: There will be no more liveblogging. As I left the courtroom for the lunch break, i was taken aside by a sheepish-looking court official, who said that he’d just learned that I had been “broadcasting” from inside the courtroom. So had I. Broadcasting, I said? I didn’t have a microphone, or a camera.
No, he explained: but liveblogging counts as broadcasting. It’s not the computer that’s the problem. You can type away on it all you want. If you step outside to send it, that’s okay, too. But if you send text from within the courtroom, that’s broadcasting.
Anyway, I gave him my solemn word that I would do no more broadcasting. What with the hearings being almost over and all. It seemed a fitting way to put a cap on the week.
This last comment of Coyne’s is a fitting end to this entire travesty. Two things immediately come to mind:
- The court ONLY noticed today that he had been blogging to the world all week? And these people are the wise, intelligent sages who dispense justice from on high?!?
- When I was there on Monday I noticed how incredibly small Courtroom #105 was, especially as compared to all the others around it. I believe this was quite deliberate, in order to minimize the amount of media coverage. Now they’re officially stating that the free press can’t cover such events in real-time.
These Roos and their baby Roos are so DEEPLY out of touch with any semblance of what I call CANADA. God help us all!P.S. I have already suggested to Ezra Levant that he absolutely refuse to participate in his Alberta Kangaroo Court case unless he's allowed to video it or at least have any number of people there blogging it in real time. Canadians (and the rest of the world) must know what's going on!