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In the end, Duffy mess may prompt a better Red Chamber

But the discredit that this whole affair visited on the Red Chamber is far from over.

Senator Mike Duffy, pictured April 21 on his way into the Ontario courthouse, was cleared later that day on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

OTTAWA—Mike Duffy spent most of his media life trying to get into the Senate. He must now spend his Senate life trying to stay out of the media. It was common insider knowledge, even when Mike worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, that ‘the Duff’ would like to become a Senator. Most journalists make a personal point of refusing to cross that Rubicon. They take pride in cynicism, which can be a necessary lens through which to interpret

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