An important job of the media is to pull back the curtain when politicians try to finesse the news, not cheerlead while they do it.
In that sense, much of the media failed spectacularly last Friday.
It was in their gushing coverage of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s supposed owning of an arrogant reporter, by giving a brilliant explanation of quantum computing at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo.
This to cheers and a standing ovation from amazed scientists.
The video version has gone viral. Except none of it is true.