The editor-in-chief of the London Free Press (it's a Sun publication these days, but don't hold that against it... it was independent for many, many years and was the paper I read growing up), Paul Berton, wrote an interesting piece on Steve Harper's attempts to control the media.
Berton's right, the media really are fascinated with themselves. However, being a media junkie of sorts, this sort of issue piques my interest. Steve doesn't have a history of working too well with other people — Preston Manning can, and has, attested to that — and his "my way or the highway" approach will only get him so far before people start turning off.
If you're trying to earn a majority in Parliament, Steve, I'd say that shrouding your party in fog is probably not the best way to go about doing things.
My brother turns 31 today. What an old man!