Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Al & The Boss

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Another great read for lovers of stories from the glory days of the Toronto Sun is today's Nosey Parker blog posting by Al Parker.

It's all about Parker, Doug Creighton, Peter Worthington, Peter Brewster, Mike Strobel, Michel Hell, the Prime Minister of Israel - and George Steinbrenner.

Well, it might have been Steinbrenner on the phone to Al's home in the middle of the night.

This is one of our favourite stories about Doug and the Sun and the feelings of loyalty we all had for him.

Says Al: "Doug Creighton was the best boss I ever worked for. I think 98% of the people who worked for him would tell you that."

The Steinbrenner story, he says, "happened back in 1989 or 1990 - so long ago now, mes enfants - before the board of directors at Sun Media executed a palace coup and dumped Doug Creighton as CEO."

Al's blog posting should be tucked away for use in a collection of Toronto Sun stories to mark the 40th anniversary of the tabloid on Nov. 1, 2011.

It's a gem.


  1. Just to point out that the Sun/Canoe page with Parker's column uses a stolen photograph. The reproduction of the Sports Illustrated cover is not Fair Dealing, not even close. Certainly par for the course with the Toronto Sun, which used (at least) two photos clearly taken from a web page in today's (July 14) issue.

  2. There's no issue with using the cover of Sports Illustrated. It's clearly marked Sports Illustrated and there's no intent to imply that the illustration of Steinbrenner is a Sun original.
    Technically, it's a photo of a magazine cover