Vimy

Am I the only one who finds it abhorrent that Stephen Harper compared his not liking the media to PEOPLE DYING AT VIMY RIDGE????

According to CTV, while at Vimy, Harper said:

“And the enemy carried guns, not cameras,” he added, looking directly over the lip of the old trench at a small clutch of Canadian TV and still cameras.

Now, I don’t mean to be melodramatic here, but my great-grandfather fought at Vimy Ridge. Over 3500 Canadians died in the battle (not to mention the tens and tens of thousands of Allied soliders who died trying to take the Ridge before that) – and these soliders were really just kids when you think about it. And for Stephen Harper to compare something so profoundly horrifying to the fact that he doesn’t much like the media just turns my stomach.