Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Stock Photo - from Toronto Sun article.
When I saw the headline "We're angrier than our ancestors" on the Toronto Sun website today, I thought it was the title of an editorial.

Whew. It's an understandable mistake, of course.

The more I think about it, that would be a good name for one of their editorials. It's true, the Toronto Sun is angrier (or "more angrier", as their devoted followers would say) than they were years or decades ago.

It may be hard to believe for some younger folk, but the Sun actually was not a bad newspaper at one time -- as in, a real "newspaper". When Toronto Sun co-founder and former editor Peter Worthington died recently he took the last of any credibility with him.

As a good friend of mine might say, "now it's run by a bunch of twelve-year-olds". (I would argue against that since the Sun is written at about a grade-3 reading level, never mind the fact that the average twelve-year-old is much more sophisticated.)

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