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Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star UPDATE: He's out!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HC, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    I don't ever post in this forum, not being a journalist, but I'm curious to know if this has happened before? Our mayor (who's something of a freak show anyway) has issues with The Star and has frozen them out, giving the specific order that all official notices and pronouncements from his office not be provided to them.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1095141

    I'll include this as well: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1095839--rob-ford-to-toronto-don-t-read-the-star?bn=1
     
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    He's a douchebag of the highest order. Him and his equally assholish brother.
     
  3. vicd

    vicd Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    So do people in Toronto make Mayor Tommy Shanks jokes non-stop?
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    Not in about thirty years.
     
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    We love John Candy. Ford is a douche. So no.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    ER & GR's high school (Richview CI) football team played against Ford's HS team a couple of times a year.

    Richview used to beat the crap out of Fatso's team all the time (Yes, I know I'm not supposed to make "fat" jokes but I make an exception for our dimwitted asshole of a mayor).

    On more than one occasion I watched Ford yell and scream at kids on the sideline so I don't not believe the Star's story.

    However, if Mayor Fatso was so adamant about it, he shouldn't have dropped his libel suit.

    I've said this before but former Clown Mayor Mel Lastman ("It's snowing! It's snowing! Bring in the army!) was friggin' Lester B. Pearson compared to our present
    embarrassment.
     
  7. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    Not a mayor, HC, but a few years ago, the governor of Maryland issued an executive order banning everyone in his administration from talking to a Baltimore Sun columnist and a beat reporter from the same paper.
     
  8. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    Did they refuse to send them official notices, etc?
     
  9. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    That I'm not sure of.
     
  10. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    Ford's done a very poor job, but I can't blame him for hating The Star. That newspaper's been out to get him from the beginning. It's almost laughable.
     
  11. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    And the Sun has been sucking him off from day one. They're politically polarized newspapers. But hate them or not, this is bullshit.
     
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Re: Toronto mayor denying access to Toronto Star

    I only read The Sun. that's no surprise to you, is it? :)

    As for Ford, I don't live in Toronto, but how did this guy get elected - convincingly - if nobody will admit voting for him?
     
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