Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why the election blackout is stupid

Fact: Polls close at 9:30 Eastern in Iqaluit

Fact: I'm sitting in my office in Iqaluit, watching many channels

Fact: On Iqaluit cable, you get NTV from Newfoundland

Fact: If I was home, I would have local channels from all over the country on satellite

Fact: Even though the polls are open here, I'm getting the results from Atlantic Canada, on regular old cable

Fact: If I posted said results here, I'd be breaking a law

Opinion: That is a pretty stupid system