‘Must you run photographs of Jian Ghomeshi?’

Letter to editors of Toronto Life (November 2009), by Eric Morris, Toronto (not onliné):

Must you run photographs of Jian Ghomeshi, Shinan Govani, and Ben Mulroney in every issue? In September, your readers were treated to four pictures from the above group: Two Shinans, a Jian, and a Ben. How many will it be next month? I was hoping you could clarify a few things:

  1. Do they pay for the placements?
  2. Is this a Where’s Waldo–like feature [of] Toronto Life?
  3. Is Toronto that boring, or have your contributors run out of subjects?
  4. Does anyone truly think your readers need to see more of any of these people?
  5. Is this all a joke?


  1. Mimi Slix
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Lovely letter! The ubiquity of these guys just proves what schmoozers they are (& that they have no family home life). Self-promoting narcissists are the only people who survive in media these days…it’s one big clique – just like high-school!

    • Anonymous
      Posted October 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      On the other hand, attending events is part of their job. They probably laugh at how ridiculous it is that they appear so often. Yeah some celebs get their photos in mags on purpose to be seen, but somehow I don’t think it’s the case here.

      • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
        Posted October 20, 2009 at 8:43 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        Isn’t attending events merely the “job” of Shineboy Govani, a gossip columnist, and Ben Mulroney, host of a show promoting American celebrities, but not of Jian, who, as we know, is nothing more or less than the host of a public-radio program?

      • Mimi
        Posted October 20, 2009 at 9:55 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        If it was just part of the job, explain why George “Strombo” is not attending these events (or is he just not being photographed)?

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