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Sri Lankan circus

I wrote about Garth Pritchard's behind the scenes look at Paul Martin's expensive photo-op in Sri Lanka last January. He described in great detail the cynical maneuvering involved in arranging the right optics to portray Martin as a great humanitarian.

But seeing it firsthand is something else. Dust My Broom has alerted me to a video by Pritchard, just released, showing what he described. Watching some orphaned kid being pulled out of the crowd and used as a prop is something to behold.

I expect no more than this from Martin. He's a phoney of the first order. But the Canadian Press that were in attendence played along obediently and only presented Martin as his minders intended.

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