Posts Tagged ‘Rashard Mendenhall’

Dodo bird

The Toronto Star, Canada’s most highly circulated newspaper, made a failed attempt to stop a Conservative majority government by endorsing the NDP. Then, when the party’s deputy questioned the story of bin Laden’s killing, he was smeared in an Associated Press article that was picked up by the Star.

Today, some Star reporter wrote:

Last week, Pittsburgh Steeler Rashard Mendenhall was excoriated when he used Twitter to express sadness about the American reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden and, more worryingly, air a few of his 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Athletes, being athletes, rarely receive any real punishment for their off-the-cuff nonsense.

My email to the columnist:

Oh, what a bad man, expressing his views outside the confines of a mass media newspaper column such as yours.

Perhaps you’ll recall that it was your newspaper that endorsed the very party whose deputy later expressed doubts about bin Laden’s death, so it would seem misdirection is the order of the day.

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