National Post’s Chris Selley loves Toronto Star’s TMZ-style of reporting

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This column “Toronto Star vs Rob Ford: Huzzah for ruthless reporters” by the National Post’s Chris Selley is one of the biggest pieces of crap I’ve ever read.

Not only does Selley dump on his co-worker Christie Blatchford, he does it by supporting some of the most disgusting ‘journalism’ in recent Canadian memory:

To my mind, those tactics are in fact in the best tradition of a very ruthless brand of journalism that we don’t often see in Canada. The Star sent a reporter to Huntsville because Mr. Ford had skipped out on the Pride Parade to spend time with family; if he wasn’t there, say, that would have been a story. What Ms. Blatchford describes as “staking out his backyard at night” was in fact a reporter having a look at a parcel of public land that Mr. Ford wanted to buy. (I don’t think that’s very ruthless at all, actually.) When Mr. Ford visited KFC, he was on a very public diet, and wasn’t losing very much weight. (see here)

Maybe Selley can tells us last time he broke away from his online Dungeons and Dragons game, swept off the Doritos crumbs from his shirt and did some real reporting? And while he’s at that, he can publish the names of everyone at Postmedia who has had drug or alcohol problems.

It’s pretty easy for people like Chris Selley who don’t actually put their money where their mouths are and run for office to say it’s ok to stalk politicians.

Also: See earlier post on the Star refusing to apologize to George Chuvalo here

 

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8 Responses to “National Post’s Chris Selley loves Toronto Star’s TMZ-style of reporting”

  1. Pissedoff Says:

    Yes I commented on that story in the NP and told Selley he should move over the Red Rag as he would fit right in with their crap journos.

  2. Alain Says:

    For me the National Post began its downhill slide when Lord Black sold it. While one is treated every so often to a good and balanced piece of reporting, it does not make it worth subscribing to for me.

    • Pissedoff Says:

      I agree, but their editing is getting worse.

    • Agent Smith Says:

      Agreed. It’s now become indiscernible from the pack – u wouldn’t know if u were reading from the Star or the G&M. Mind numbingly banal.

  3. Gerry Eisner Says:

    Chris Selley is a really good journalist. I totally disagree with him on this. I don’t want to know these kinds of details about a politicians life. It just doesn’t matter. Who would care if he went to KFC? It’s just stupid.

  4. Bocanut Says:

    “After all, in this day and age, a reporter is little more than a person who wants to shape public policy without going to the bother of getting elected. ”
    This quote fits the new breed of journalosers to a tee.

  5. jon Says:

    “To my mind, those tactics are in fact in the best tradition of a very ruthless brand of journalism that we don’t often see in Canada. The Star sent a reporter to Huntsville because Mr. Ford had skipped out on the Pride Parade to spend time with family; if he wasn’t there, say, that would have been a story.” – Chris Selley

    Um, right you are, Chris. Because the Star does not tolerate lying politicians — never have, never will either…. except of course Dalton McGuinty, whom they endorsed as the best to lead Ontario in 3 consecutive elections.

  6. Robert Connon Says:

    I wonder when this POS Shelly is going to reveal the true story behind Thief Spense’s “hunger strike?


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