Sometimes, certain national media personalities, whilst seated upon their lofty Toronto-or-Ottawa thrones, assume that lowly local reporters are incapable of asking federal politicians tough questions.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper was at a Prince Edward Island potato warehouse making a funding announcement for the lobster industry.
Enter reporter Teresa Wright from The Guardian, the newspaper serving the island province.
Back in the studio, the CBC host tried to justify their earlier remarks.
The lesson here? Don't fuck with local media.
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