Do you get annoyed when the media interprets speeches by government and opposition leaders, rather than letting you hear the entire message yourself? I do.
I often wish the pundits would stop explaining and playing 30 second blurbs of the speeches. I prefer to listen to what is said and make up my own mind what the message is.
In the Spirit of the Season, I am adding the following Christmas and New Year Message links. No comments. No interpretations. Just a chance for you to listen for yourself. I am sure you'll figure out what each of these people is trying to say. And you don't need me to explain.
The Queen's Christmas Speech to the Commonwealth
New Year's Message from the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean
Christmas Message from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Christmas Message from the Leader of Canada's Official Opposition, Michael Ignatieff