Norman Spector socks it to Lounge Lizard Larry of the Globe and Mail:
Shifting attention to the US in order to avoid accountability
To save journalism, bring on that Jon Stewart outrage (MARTIN)
Canadian journalism hasn’t been caught off guard to the American degree. But through much of the Republican wreckage of the past eight years, we were well short of impressive. As George W. Bush brought down his country and, by extension, damaged this country’s interests, our journalistic voices were tame in charting his folly. Those who tried to hit hard had to listen to sophomoric garbage about being “anti-American.” Of course, telling the truth about the Bush administration was about the most pro-American thing anyone could do.
Memo to L. Martin: Canadian journalists did not so much as report the debate over sending Canadian troops to Kandahar [and, disgracefully, barely nothing for about a year after that – MC]. And we don’t have a Jon Stewart to point out that, and other lapses.