Right, I’ve had enough. The headlines that warning of some sort of impending Gay!Invasion!; the deliberate factual skewing calculated to disparage liberals (small and big “l”); the minor idiocies like editorials claiming that a paltry $1200 per year is somehow a better option than an expensive national daycare plan, the small-minded readers who write in with their complaints about how the east doesn’t understand the west, yet after the election make pronouncements about Toronto that prove the converse is true as well (I’m speaking collectively), and Shinan Govani.
That’s right, Martin, using the last few brain cells I could muster, I put the National Post on permanent vacation. (I didn’t cancel the subscription outright in the hopes that this would prevent telemarketers from trying to sell me a subscription.) To those of you who persist in reading that newspaper, and even write in to defend a liberal or eastern point of view, I salute you and your stomach lining.
It was an interesting experiment — getting the other national newspaper during the election campaign. I came out of it unscathed, politically speaking, but given that I was raised by a right-wing Albertan I don’t think I gained any new insight into the mind of the typical Conservative Post reader. Except, possibly, that they like to look at pictures of Michael Jackson.