06.09.2014 06:49 AM

Adam Radwanski, courageous voice for freedom and democracy

Canada’s Most Boring Newspaper Columnist™ was just on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, and was asked to comment on his own newspaper’s endorsing thing of Tim Hudak’s PCs.  He wouldn’t.  That is, a newspaper commenter refused to comment on his own newspaper’s comment.

Just wait. Within the next three  days, he and his paper will have some stirring editorial about our collective obligation to vote, and have our voices heard.

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10 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    That will be in interesting article, for sure.

    In the meantime, what to make of the globe’s front page ad this morning that clearly promotes the Wynn Libs? I thought the G&M editorial board supports the Hudak PCs?

    Is this the Globe’s attempt at “balance”?

    • Bobby says:

      An “ad” is a buy. Endorsement isn’t.
      Nice try though.

    • Matt says:

      It’s a paid advertisement.

      The Toronto Sun has a full page anti Hudak add from the Working Famalies Coalition today. Earlier in the campaign they had an anti Hudak, anti Wynne “wrap around” from the NDP.

      Newspapers are struggling. They take ad revenue where they can get it.

  2. ugh says:

    Endorsation is not a word. The word is endorsement.

  3. Todd Robson says:

    Print is for sale. A sad state of affairs, but when you are starving, you’ll sell your soul. Especially if your publisher doesn’t give a rat’s ass about journalism.

    I often use this classic back and forth to give it perspective:

    Churchill: “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?”

    Socialite: “My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course… ”

    Churchill: “Would you sleep with me for five pounds?”

    Socialite: “Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!” Churchill: “Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price”

    ― Winston Churchill

  4. e.a.f. says:

    If the person had commented and the comment was considered an attack on his employer, the newspaper, the person could be fired for cause. He was smart not to comment.

    • BrianJ says:

      That was my thought, too. He was apparently afraid to express an opinion that differed from the paper’s opinion. Sad state of affairs for someone who is paid to write an op-ed column.

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