Friday, December 19, 2003

COSH ON STANFIELD: IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE...

Now, I know there's no need or desire to pull any punches in the blogosphere, harsh and hyperbolic criticism is often the name of the game. But this post from Colby Cosh on the death of Robert Stanfield is simply dissmissive and disrespectful. There's no substance or significance to it other than to trivialize the lives of the late Stanfield and, in passing, Dalton Camp. Normally, this type of post can be at best very amusing, at worst nothing more than insignificant. However, when the subject is two recently deceased men there is no call for such flipant commentary.

I can subscribe no reason to Cosh's post other than latent jealousy and an inferiority complex. Stanfield was a much more accomplished politician than anyone Cosh will ever want to vote for; as for Camp, few can match his writing ability and Cosh's, in comparison, is mere drivel. Both men were far more decent, honourable, intelligent and successful than Cosh can ever hope to be.

This is just another indication of the type of people the National Post has to stoop to hire these days.

Posted by Matthew @ 1:31 PM