Monday, April 18, 2011
Warning! do not look directly at the Sun
I filed a perspective piece setting it all up yesterday for The Canadian Press. SUN News "personality" David Akin read it and went all Woodward and Bernstein on my ass, tweeting, "CP piece from Brioux was weakest on launch of Sun News - unsubstantiated opinion masquerading as news."
Hey, don't blame me David--I was trained in this racket at The Toronto Sun!! Still, Akin's entitled to his opinion, or his news take, or...geez, I wonder if the line will get any blurrier once SUN News hits the air?
In any event, SUN News is shaping up to be the great Canadian hockey fight of on-air journalism. Just folks pulling sweaters over heads and flailing away. And it all starts at 4:30 p.m. ET. Helmets on, Canada!