Playing to Tory Ship Message

Anyone who glanced at a major Canadian newspaper or turned the TV to the national news last week could have been forgiven for thinking the country was about to be hit by an asteroid or invaded by a foreign nation. That's because, days of sensational headlines and minute-by-minute coverage of the approaching MV Sun Sea reached such ludicrous proportions that by the time the ship was escorted into port near Victoria on Friday, anything less than a horde of alien monsters pouring forth would be a letdown.

Published: Wednesday, 08/18/2010 12:00 am EDT

Anyone who glanced at a major Canadian newspaper or turned the TV to the national news last week could have been forgiven for thinking the country was about to be hit by an asteroid or invaded by a foreign nation. That's because, days of sensational headlines and minute-by-minute coverage of the approaching MV Sun Sea reached such ludicrous proportions that by the time the ship was escorted into port near Victoria on Friday, anything less than a horde of alien monsters pouring forth would be a letdown.

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