Saturday, February 18, 2012

Canadian government MPs don't like looking bad on TV

A Canadian Conservative MP doesn't want medium-wide camera shots in the broadcasts of Parliament on Friday afternoons. Fridays are when many MPs travel to their home ridings the camera angles used show a largely empty House of Commons. An MP chaired a committee to revise the rules and asked the CIO to change the camera shots, because it reflects badly on Parliament. The CIO said no.

Here's an idea - using the miracle of modern technology, they could put text overlays across the empty seats to explain where the MP is. Text overlays could read "On their way back to their riding", or "Having a late lunch with the entertainment industry", or "Tweeting funny posts to #TellVicEverything from the back of the limo".

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