Toronto logo

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.

Remember to follow the Review and its masthead on Twitter. Email the blog editor here.

(Visited 123 times, 1 visits today)

About the author

This is a joint byline for the Ryerson Review of Journalism. All content is produced by students in their final year of the graduate or undergraduate program at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest stories from our newsroom.