I’ve seen a few lists regarding ‘best of’ from last year. This helped me look inward, towards this blog. What are the postings that gave me the most pleasure, whether due to a later re-read, which I almost never do, and feedback, either through comments or hit-counts? (All those hits make writing and posting rewarding.)
Newspapers dispense fakery ("fake news!") and media is an enemy of the people.
The Globe and Mail, Canada's star paper, broke the news of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, is embroiled in a scandal that some think will cost him and the Liberals the election in October. It's hard to say right now since that date is a full seven months away. (Important note: Nothing has been proven at this point.)
Back to the real story: "Media", a "leftist" newspaper -- which the Globe clearly is not -- broke the story that many on the right are eating up.
But, isn't it "fake news"?....
To give some of my readers some perspective on the newspaper makeup here in Toronto, Canada, here is how our papers stack up:
Globe and Mail (the tops)
Toronto Star (top stuff)
National Post (editorially a bit of a joke, but with a few good columnists)
Toronto Sun (a total joke, bottom of the barrel, and shedding for the printers' scrapheap.)
The above was first published as "Not Lost On Lefty Liberals" on March 2nd.