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The Toronto Star Offers No Comment on this News Story

December 27th, 2012
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford, the politician most hated by The Toronto Star, wins a victory in court against a plaintiff who won a sweet  deal from the previous council, and then sued Ford when he questioned the process. The Toronto Star, Toronto’s largest newspaper, has no comment:


screen shot at 9:41PM

At 9:41, the Star story on this said:

A judge has dismissed the suit brought against Mayor Rob Ford by businessman George Foulidis.

More to come

Note the comment time (bottom left) and the current time (top right)

Note the comment time (bottom left) and the current time (top right)

Note the first comment is at 5:19PM: more than 4 and-a-half hours after the decision, the paper that has opinions on Ford’s dinner choice will get back to you on that.

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Lawnlessness Erupts at Pot Demo

April 21st, 2010

Um, hey, Toronto Sun. Isn’t a “Pot Demo,” a rally were people smoke pot in protest against pot laws, by it’s very nature “lawlessness.”


Isn’t lawlessness erupting at a pot demo kind of like hockey erupting at a Senators Penguins game?

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Toronto Sun: We Need to Raise Taxes

April 19th, 2010

Talk about sinking to new lows. The Toronto Sun today goes where they would have mocked ten years ago. In their lead editorial, Paul Berton argues tax increases are necessary and coming:

Whatever the reasons, leaders are afraid to say what they know to be true: Taxes must rise, or services must be cut. Either one — and more likely both — is as inevitable as the setting sun.

Berton, for those who don’t know, argued strenuously that we needed government to save us from the world burning up into fiery ball. He was literally one of those “the earth will be a burnt rock,” guys until six months ago.  It’s been a while since we’ve heard that nonsense from this fool, but apparently economics is still a subject Berton has a yet to prove how little he knows.

Here’s something to digest. One-third of every dollar earned, produced or extorted in this country, one-third of GDP, winds up in government coffers. That means every person, every business for every dollar they earn, they must produce approximately $1.40. That’s too much productivity being spent on non-productive activities.

The time has come for an extreme curtailing of what governments do, not an increase in what they cost. And if the Toronto Sun wants to be The Star lite, then the time has come for one less paper in Toronto.

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Toronto Sun Cover

January 14th, 2010

Rather, it is about cultural sensitivity, social responsibility and common sense.


Back when the Sun was refusing to print the Muhammad cartoons – still haven’t shown any even though a Muslim fanatic tried to murder one of the authors of the cartoons last week – they gave a self serving defense. It is available in it’s entirety here. At the time I said:

Remember this argument next time they run a front page with a picture of some poor guy running from a burning house in his underwear.

So this morning, I turn on The John Oakley Show show on The Home of the Leafs AM 640, and they are doing a segment on the today’s cover of the Sun. It is, according to the folks on Oakley, “news porn”. Frankly, it doesn’t bother me. But neither did the Muhammad cartoons. The question is, based on what I heard this morning, does this qualify as “cultural sensitivity, social responsibility and common sense”?

Based on the Sun’s own criteria, this is a questionable cover.

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Eh Tu National Post?

November 3rd, 2008

A few weeks ago I got on to The Toronto Sun about a price increase from $1.00 to $1.50. Bollocks, said I, or something to that effect. I’ll spend my money elsewhere. What I didn’t realize at the time was this was a GTA issue. The Sun was still .50¢ in Toronto and area, $1.50 the rest of the province. It’s fair enough really, and the same pricing system as the Star and if you can get $1.50 for the Star then you can for any old piece of crap. But I’m not playing that game, and since The Sun has become crap, I’ll do myself a favour and keep my money.

Then along comes The National Post, who today joined the crowd and raised their outside Toronto price to $1.50. What grates me on this, and take a seat Globe and Mail who do the same thing, is the Post is supposedly a national paper, for all Canadians. But if you drive one-hour out of downtown Toronto, the price increases 200%. So by national you mean Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, otherwise their not really interested? Who are these guys, The Liberal Party?

It must be said I can’t run a blog like this and refuse to buy any newspapers, but as I commute to Brampton daily I will most certainly change my habits and begin buying the Post in Brampton, but National Post take note, with less frequently.

A dollar-fifty for a daily newspaper. Kate’s right, they really aren’t waiting for the asteroid.

National Post, Newspapers