On priorities: This is the front page of today's Ottawa Citizen.
See way below the fold, at the bottom there, just above the index? The story I've marked "A" is
"Your cat's a finicky meat-eater because it has no sweet tooth."
See the one marked "B?" That's a short headline for the results of a poll of Canadians saying "Invasion left Iraq better off,"
a new and welcome change of attitude. (Free version in the National Post here,
headlined with "Canadians support US in Iraq.")
A majority of Canadians and Britons say Iraq is better off for the U.S.-led invasion of the country, but most Canadians say peace and security in Iraq will be more than five years away, according to a new Gallup poll obtained by the Association for Canadian Studies.
In what seems to be a shift in Canadian opinion toward the war, 59% of Canadians said Iraq is either "much better" or "somewhat better" off now than before the U.S.-led invasion. Sixty-one per cent of Britons said the same.
The editor who decided that this was such a non-story it needed to be buried below the fold, and sidelined for a fluff piece about how most housecats don't have "sweet receptors" on their tongues? He needs to be fired, and now.