Star’s publisher calls Harper a traitor to Canada

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In a bizarre diatribe defending the three big tele-communication companies Bell, Rogers and Telus, we get this gem from the Toronto Star’s publisher John Cruickshank :

What do you call a man who betrays the interests of his country for a foreign power?

The Americans call him a Benedict Arnold.

In Canada, we call him Prime Minister. (see here)

Even compared to the Star’s normal ‘standards’, Cruickshank has clearly crossed the line.

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13 Responses to “Star’s publisher calls Harper a traitor to Canada”

  1. Michael Harkov Says:

    Enough of this ****, The Prime Minister should sue his *** into financial oblivion.

  2. morri Says:

    it is amazing how someone so stupid actually has a job with a big newspaper.

  3. Liz J Says:

    This is beyond politics, this is personal and should be litigious. Accusing our PM of being a traitor to his country is a serious matter.
    We should call upon this individual to retract and apologize at the very least.

  4. gerry from gta Says:

    The Toronto Star in the past 2-3 years has taken a subsciption hit. My father used to subscribe to the Toronto Red Star — or as I now call it “Fox News Left” — my apologies to Fox News. In the last decade it has become 10% news and the rest is columnists spouting their hatred of G.W. Bush, Harper, Hudak & of course their absolute favourite, Mayor Rob Ford. I am surprised they have not been charged with promoting hatred. Most of the columns are pure vile and it is clear they have on staff many columnists who live in a bubble and have lost touch with reality — the more hatred they spun towards Ford, the higher his polling numbers went up. 🙂

    Needless to say my father cancelled his subscription spring of this year. I was looking at recent subscription numbers I could find up to 2011 and the Toronto Red Star has dropped alot — they had a 41% drop in circulation listed according to the 2011 numbers, the second highest drop in Canada as a percentage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_Canada_by_circulation

    Here are the most recent numbers for 2012 but seems to be not too specific:

    http://www.newspaperscanada.ca/news/research/newspapers-canada-releases-2012-circulation-data-report-daily-newspapers

    If this is any indication, Quebecor / SUN Media has exceeded Tor Star for daily reach by ownership on a National Level, according to this:

    http://www.newspaperscanada.ca/sites/default/files/2012%20Daily%20Newspapers%20Circulation%20by%20Ownership%20Group.pdf

    • Roy Says:

      maybe harper should pull an andrew Breitbart and sue them for hate speech thats what the left does. we should thorw it back at them. thats what people like andrew Bretbart always say use there tactics to throw back at them.

    • paulsstuff Says:

      The numbers are even more pathetic for the star when you factor on how many papers are given out daily at mcds colleges and universities.

  5. Pissedoff Says:

    So all their lies, smears and insinuations came to nought against Ford, now the lying bleeders are starting another drive by smear campaign against Harper. More lies, insinuation and innuendo from the biggest jerk in Canada.

  6. Bubba Brown Says:

    Mr Cruickshank does not like Conservatives.
    I’m OK with that.
    Him and his newspaper are vile.
    The attacks on Mayor Ford have backfired.
    Say goodnight John.
    Attacking the best PM in my lifetime as he stands up for ordinary Canadians, as a “traitor” kinda weird in a pathetic sort of way JMO

    • Liz J Says:

      Yes Bubba, agree it’s both weird and pathetic and a sign the best PM in memory has robbed the Left of any legitimate ammunition to lob. No person with the capacity for reasoned thought could call Stephen Harper a traitor to Canada. Of course, we all know the Left is bereft of the capacity to reason beyond their own loopy effed up, befuddled thought process.

  7. Ian Says:

    The Toronto Star is read by Toronto Liberals so no big deal here. If I were Harper though, I would look into launching a suit.

  8. RJ65 Says:

    It is sad really. There is plenty of material to go to that a person could prepare an article discussing the merits or lack thereof on the manner in which this bandwidth sale is being done. Instead, he accuses the Prime Minister of perhaps the most serious charge possible with nothing to support his accusation, at least nothing that is remotely believable.

    • Ian Says:

      Are you actually asking a Toronto Liberal newspaper to do its homework and get all the facts before writing an anti- Conservative editorial article? Are you mad!


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