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Thread #59418 Message #2725754
Posted By: Little Hawk
17-Sep-09 - 09:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
We have one Toronto paper that sings the Fox line, Rapaire. It's the "Toronto Sun", and it's probably the worst paper in Canada. Oddly enough, it is the almost universal choice of the poorest and least educated people in Ontario...the very ones who suffer most from a neo-conservative political agenda. The "Sun" appeals to their frustration, their anger, their fear, and their lust...in very obvious ways.
It has a minimum of text and a maximum of pictures and ads. Very little content, but lots of sound and fury, that's the Sun. It also has a daily "Sunshine Girl" who presents herself coyly for the male readers to ogle at. They were accused of sexism over that...so they now have a daily "Sunshine Boy" too. Ha! Almost nobody cares or even looks at him, but he's there just to prove that the Sun is not "sexist".
The other Toronto papers wouldn't stoop to such tawdry means of garnering attention, of course. ;-) They have a tradition of good taste to uphold, unlike the Sun.