"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 2 November 2013

It's about keeping faith

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Weird and Weirder":

CBC News
Forum Research Poll showed Mayor Ford's approval rating ROSE by 5% on Thursday after the police chief spoke.
I did not make that up


But you see,  I think the outcome was predictable.

It's what you learn, if they give you the chance to serve.

If  you're there for them when they need you if you never let them down even if it might cost you, they will  always be there for you.

It's a pact.

They just need to know you can be trusted. No matter what.

Rob Ford might have been unable to impress the editors. 

If they had learned  their craft the old-fashioned way, if they had  ever plumbed the depth of the stories they tell , instead of  collecting degrees in journalism and business administration  from  renowned universities, the ediots would have known they couldn't do what they thought they could.

Twenty per cent logic, eighty per cent emotion. 

Rob Ford didn't disgrace the city.

The Toronto media did .  
How could the Mayor be responsible for headlines they wrote?

Were they protecting the city's image when they  told the story of a video offered to them for sale 
by a gang of drug dealers and murderers.

It's  like the victim of rape becomes responsible for having been raped in the adversarial system of law as practiced in the courts.

Eight editors in the Sun tabloid had to band  to-gether to do the  damnable deed. 

None of them had the courage to do it alone or take responsibility. 


Anonymous said...

There was this nice young girl at the door today flogging the Star to help with her tuition. I was as polite as possible but figure she was not having a good day.

Anonymous said...

Evelyn, if you think what Rob Ford has done for the reputation of politicians and the good name of the City of Toronto, better have another sip of Cool Aid. Not sure if you will print this, I'll never know, reading your blog stopped right now.

Anonymous said...

I'll take that bet. You're not going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

How very mature of you. Not

Anonymous said...

I like Evelyn's Cool Aid!

Anonymous said...

"I like Evelyn's Cool (sic) Aid!"

I don't - I find it very sour and bitter.

Anonymous said...

You are like Mikey, that kid in the old cereal ads who didn't like anything.
It's amusing in a youngster, much less so from an adult.