When Journalism Matters

Look, I went into journalism to do journalism, not advertising. My views are critical but that shouldn’t be mistaken for hostile – I’m just not a stenographer. There is a body of work that shows how I view these issues but that was hard-earned through experience, not something I learned going to a cocktail party on fucking K Street. That’s what reporters are supposed to do, report the story.

~ Michael Hastings, author of the Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General”

(fantastic photograph – great coverage from … a newspaper!)

You may have heard that there’s a big story happening in Canada this weekend.

The journalist we need is the one who is embedded with the G20 protesters in Allan Gardens tonight. The one who can give us an insight into who they are and what motivates them. The journalist that will live and march along with them, and be there throughout the length of The Summit, reporting on what it’s like to be in the centre of the action.


So where is one of the CBC’s “most respected journalists in the country” these days?


9 comments:

  1. Allanjoined April 10, 2009
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 12:19 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece
  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece
  3. Anonymous
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Song in girlfriend’s head: You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)

  4. Anonymous
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Song in George’s Head – Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys

  5. PoonGirl
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Song In My Head – Love is a battlefield – Jordan Sparks

  6. Anon 3.0
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 4:06 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Funny how George refers to Toronto as his “girlfriend”, yet while “she” is under attack, not even one tweet from him regarding the matter. Silence speaks volumes.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted June 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Susan Ormiston & Steven D’Souza are more respected journalists and human beings than George will ever be…

  8. PoonGirl
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    George can’t be covering the G20 protest AND be gambling in Vegas at the same time …


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