Tuesday, August 25, 2020


2020-08-26 19:45:11

I thought issues managers were responsible for identifying potential or rising issues and develop strategies to mitigate them, not make them worse. Twitter can be a great communication tool but it has turned into a cesspool. Perhaps that is the point: drown out the influences who may not be as supportive of this government. Regardless, it is horrific to watch and really sets the tone for the current leadership in Alberta.

2020-08-25 14:20:35

Excellent commentary and as a former provincial ‘crat, it’s hard to watch the decline of decorum. These people represent the authority of government and are using that position to attack private citizens on social media. It’s not good PR, let alone good government.

Just one quibble - these folks aren’t part of the public service so it’s more accurate to call them political staffers or flacks, rather than bureaucrats.

2020-08-25 15:06:53

Excellent point. A friend made that point on Facebook and I hadn't been able to get around to make the change.

I have now, so thank you.


2020-08-25 10:04:25

Amen. Get away from the hoards on Twitter. Angry and stupid people have their big megaphone in their own minds. But they act stupidly. Stay away!

2020-08-26 17:47:28

Huh. In my experience, they have tiny ... megaphones. Also in my experience, they used to get in heaps of trouble for Twucking up. Now apparently they get appointed as comm directors for energy war rooms.