So Harper has announced he's going to stop talking to the national press corps, because they're "biased" against him. Waaaaaah. Poor baby.
Seriously, he thinks he'll get an easier ride by going around the national press, and speak only to the regional press? That's idiotic. Fist of all, as others have pointed out, the regional papers aren't exactly swooning at Stevie in the first place.
Secondly, don't we remember another leader who tried this recently? And it worked so well for Bush. His polls have done nothing but go up since he came up with that plan (or, more likely, nodded lamely while playing his Gameboy DS.)
I say, continue on this line of attack. You're sure, one day, to be as popular as George W. Bush! That's what I call rebuilding the Mulroney Coalition!