From the department of “I Know You Are, But What Am I?”

There’s plenty to like about the Toronto SunDon Peat is one of the best reporters at city hall; its front-page headlines are consistently punny; Bob Elliott does a good job on the Blue Jays beat.

But it’s not a perfect newspaper (if such a thing exists). Case in point: the Sun was caught publishing a review of Mayor Rob Ford’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show before the appearance had, in reality, aired. AsNow’s Jonathan Goldsbie put it, the column by notorious Ford-booster Joe Warmington “was like a prematurely published Chinese-state-media report on a successful spacecraft launch that was in fact still several hours away.”

But it would be mean to pick on the Sun for prematurely publishing a pre-written column, wouldn’t it? One Suneditor thought so.

In the annals of journalism comebacks, this belongs right up there with the time that NBC’s Brian Williams sassed an angry viewer.

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