National Post editor makes columnist Coyne look like a fool over robobcall ‘conspiracy’

Kelly McParland goes out of his way to call-out and compare his co-workers at the National Post such as their uber-star columnist Andrew Coyne to those “inside the fetid confines of the Toronto Star” for their pushing of the conspiracy that the voter suppression robocalls went right to the top of the Conservative Party. (see here)

It’s nice to see a big-shot editor like McParland catch up to us lowly bloggers who nailed Coyne 3 weeks ago (see here) because as always, it’s better late than never.

Now, will Coyne just continue the slow climb-down I’ve noticed him trying to do since that embarrassing column (and multiple Tweets) or actually own up and admit that the NP made a mistake paying so much to get him to come over from Mcleans?

36 Responses to “National Post editor makes columnist Coyne look like a fool over robobcall ‘conspiracy’”

  1. Adrian Says:

    No matter what you might think about Coyne, he’s probably the best acquisition the National Post could have made. He’s ridiculously articulate and well-read, imaginative, perceptive and politically balanced. When he nails a point he really nails it. Coyne reaches above the level many partisan columnists fail to meet and is read by everybody on the political spectrum, an extremely difficult achievement.

    • BC Blue Says:

      Time will tell if many small-town journos will lose their jobs to pay for Coyne’s salary. He also comes with a massively over-inflated ego and huge sense of self-worth from all the years of everyone telling him how great he is like you just did.

    • The Gentile (@TheGentile1) Says:

      Well, if I took three weeks to write something I could do the same. Thing is, it took him three weeks to get his head out of the partisan sand.

      • BC Blue Says:

        Coyne could restore a lot of his destroyed credibility by just admitting he was foolish and was looking for a scandal to suit a meme he helped create.

    • Alex Says:

      I’ll bet he’s the one who suppressed your vote Adrian.

    • Steven Says:

      Adrian I call BS on that
      Coyne declared he was a liberal last federal election
      Coyne supports Kyoto
      Coyne freaked out over Proroggate
      Coyne works for the CBC

      The NP is starting to suck now , and Post Media is hostile to the Conservatives

      Just sayin

      • The Gentile (@TheGentile1) Says:

        Well therein lies the rub, eh? Once one’s bias has been exposed, any objective piece thereafter must be disingenuous, or at least subject to the authors political leanings. First it was convenient to hitch onto the lurching roboscam band wagon teamed by Liberal media oxen. Once the wagon got stuck in its own manufactured muckraking, Coyne came back with his hat held in his hands, probably to avoid being sued as Pat Martin has been.

        The NP has steadily declined since SunTV’s notoriety as the louder voice of the right, and ergo, their paper media chain. Pity. The NP had such promise, but as soon as you higher a progressive to lead the team, they try to make everybody happy, and that’s not good journalism, that’s propaganda and pablum from the masses.

    • E Mac Says:

      Is that you Bob?

    • dance...dancetotheradio Says:

      You’re wrong.
      Coyne has been having his cake and eating it for too long.
      His endorsement of the Liberals in the last election based on the esoteric premise of the lack of civility in the last parliament showed me how out of touch he really is.
      In 2008 we faced the coalition threat and the election of 2011 was the rubber match.
      Coyne pretends to be economically inclined.
      The last election, which was presumed at the outset to be a fight for second place or rather to see who would have the most weight at the coalition table when it came time to divide the spoils, was precipitated because the coalition thought they could win.
      Coyne’s endorsement of the Liberals, who could only hope to gain power through power sharing with the NDP and the Bloc, amounts to a tacit acceptance of leftist policies which have nothing to do with prudent economic stewardship.

      Now that he’s at the NP, he’s hoping for a reputational reboot without the prerequisite mea culpa for his procedural myopia.
      Not buying it.
      I don’t know why you are.

  2. Grant Bowen (@bow_en_arrow) Says:

    Deciding there is no scandal at this point is just as presumptuous as deciding there is one.Pot meet kettle

    • BC Blue Says:

      Silly us waiting for evidence unlike idiotic Harper-haters like yourself. Do everyone a favour and spew your nonsense at Rabble where your ilk are appreciated

  3. Hans Says:

    Well now the LIEberals would’nt want to lose their cherished status as the most corruptly elected party in Canadian history. I mean you have to burnish your corrupt ‘street cred’ by engaging in illegal electoral activity. Naturally, if you are going to hustle the Canadian public robo-calling for ‘robo-voters’ is the way to go!

    After $365 odd millions on Adscam its hard to keep up your ‘street cred’ with robo calling when you haven’t recently misappropriated a billion or two because they don’t have their hands on the government levers.

    Lard tunderin Jezus…PMSH is a flaming Conservative and Justin Schettino can’t right the LIEberal Costa Concordia. There you have it another “Bob’s your uncle Rae” moment in the sun.

    A Coyne for your thoughts….Of course as he criss crosses the mighty rivers of British Columbia past Hells Gate and continuing just beyond Hope you’ll find LIEberal “American Style Dirty Tricks” emanating from American servers in the Obama-Nation(tm).

    Thanks for the delightful laughs!!

    Reminds of the following story:

    No matter what side of the AISLE you’re on,THIS is FUNNY!

    Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree.. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.

    The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory:

    On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: ‘Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.’

    So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.

    Harry Reid:

    Believe it or not, Harry Reid’s staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

    “Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”

    NOW THAT’s how it’s done, Folks! That’s real POLITICAL SPIN!!!


    Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

    Frankenstein Battalion
    2nd Squadron: Ulanen-(Lancers) Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Baden(Rheinisches) Nr.7(Saarbrucken)
    Knecht Rupprecht Division
    Hans Corps
    1st Saint Nicolaas Army
    Army Group “True North”

  4. Ontario Girl Says:

    The same Andrew Coyne who sent out a tweet comparing PM harper to “HITLER” a few days ago? So politically balanced.he need to keep earning his $$$$ at CBC At Issue…you must be a harper hater to qualify on CBC…a known fact.

  5. dmorris Says:

    “It’s possible my inability to get excited results from six years … oops, make it seven .. of the Liberals leaping to their feet every 18 seconds to accuse the Conservatives of plotting to pervert Canadian values, undermine democracy and display their contempt for the laws of the country.”

    McParland certainly makes sense of his latecoming to the scandal that isn’t really all that scandalous. Welcome aboard,Kelly, glad to have you on board.

    I agree with the former glazer, Coyne IS intelligent and well read. And most of his commentary is colored by his worship at the shrine of Liberalism.

  6. Fay Says:

    I am a long time subscribor to the National Post. The commenters on line at National Post that followed Coyne from MacLeans are name callers, mean and nasty. There is no longer room for rational discussion.
    When I watch the so called National PressGallery join and allow the public bullying of young Sona , I am disgusted. No one, I mean no one deserves to be treated this way in Canada. Hang your heads in Shame robert fife, glen mcgregor, stephen mahar and andrew coyne. You have shown you deserve zero respect from your accusations against this young man. What a mean and viscous world the MSM live in Ottawa.

    • The Gentile (@TheGentile1) Says:

      Feel sympathy for the short bus crowd, they know not what they do. Liberalism, as you seem to known, is a near terminal affectation in Ottawa, as it is throughout most university and college satellite communities throughout Canada. Decades of Liberal infection and the resultant intolerance of any other different ideological influence within society is deeply ingrained. If you try to discuss conflicting views with a Liberal, it turns into an argument, and you can’t argue with a Liberal because in the end, they’ll just call you a name and shut down the debate.

  7. gabbyinqc Says:

    james Says:
    March 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM
    “Gotta love how Elizabeth May chimes in”

    Sorry, I don’t understand what your comment means.

    Are you saying I’m really E. May? I’m dis-mayed you’d think that I am really E. May. I acknowledge I tend to ramble on and on, much like she does, but saying she and I are one and the same?!?

    Apologies if I misunderstood your comment.

  8. dance...dancetotheradio Says:

    There’s a reason the Winnipeg Free Press is called the Pravda of the Prairies.

    And I only read that rag online when somebody dies.

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  10. Jackal Says:

    i claim ****head on coyne… he’s nothing more than a trojan horse. difference is everyone is already suspicious

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