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EDITORIAL – Chief Gottfriedson’s name added to list of politicians who self-destruct on social media

The offending Instagram.

The offending Instagram.

WHY IS IT that politicians are so determined to employ social media to self-destruct? The shreds of once-promising careers litter the political landscape thanks to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

melcolhed-sep2016The latest victim is our own Shane Gottfriedson, who publicly apologized Tuesday morning for a social media indiscretion that’s hard to fathom.

Gottfriedson is B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations and headed up its missing and murdered indigenous women portfolio. He has stepped down from that portfolio.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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