Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Well aren’t we sensitive.

Last Sunday, Ian Davey quipped on CTV’s Question Period that “It was once said about the Toronto Sun that it’s a newspaper for people who can’t read.”

Well that prompted a flurry of indignation from Sun editorialists and reporters (of which there are some apparently, when they’re not watching CTV) who failed to see the humour in Davey’s comment.

But instead of being a 1-day wonder, the story is still being reported in the Sun media empire days after the dastardly deed.

Of course the one common element is that in every story and editorial Davey is prominently linked to Michael Ignatieff, even though he hasn’t worked for him for about a year.

Today Lorrie Goldstein, in an open letter to Ian Davey also made the requisite link to Ignatieff, but at least contributed this bit of humour to the discussion.

“The Globe and Mail is read by people who think they are running the country but aren’t. The Toronto Star is read by people who know they should be running the country, but aren’t. The Ottawa Citizen is read by people who are running the country and don’t know how to. And the Sun is read by people who don’t give a damn who’s running the country, as long as she has big boobs.”

Now isn’t that a LOT better than being told you can’t read?

Welcome to Faux North.


Anonymous said...

Pretty much sounds like an admission of guilt to me.

p.s. Harper is quite a big boob.

CanadianSense said...

As a partisan for the other side, I would suggest Liberals are overly sensitive.

They are uncomfortable when their tasteless jokes are used against them.

Tom Flanagan, Ian Davey are both free to make comments that are used by the media.

Flanagan admits being out of the loop and off the Christmas card list, is Davey on the naughty list too?

Anonymous said...

This diss is hilarious, of course. We should all be so clever. Although the original version, from the Yes, Minister tv program, was even funnier.

Jim Hacker: Don't tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers:
The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country;
The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country;
The Times is read by people who actually do run the country;
The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country;
The Financial Times is read by people who own the country;
The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country;
And the Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.
Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read the Sun?
Bernard Woolley: Sun readers don't care who runs the country, as long as she's got big tits.

Canajun said...

@Anon - Agree. Didn't realize it originated with Yes Minister.

Anonymous said...

Well, even if you change the names of most of the papers, it still takes you to the same conclusion!

No need to post this comment btw, and just stumbled on your blog from a mention in today's Toronto Star, well done!