Thursday, 23 December 2010

Random thoughts

If there is one Toronto Sun Family member this blogger owes big time it is Les Pyette,a key player in the success of the Toronto Sun and the man who said yes to a job application in 1975. Today, as he recovers from a recent bypass op, we wish him a speedy recovery and a Merry Christmas with family and friends in London. You the man, Les. 

If you want to avoid negativity during the holidays, tune into MSNBC's new Making a Difference website. Nothing but positive people doing positive things, thanks to a Brian Williams news segment that has become a force of its own. Imagine what could be done without left and right, them and us, just people making a difference.      

Will Bill Harris, John Doyle, Bill Brioux, Rob Salem or any other respectable television writer ever write a piece on why more series do not embrace Christmas theme episodes? Thought Blue Bloods, which has a strong family ties plot line, would have been a natural, but nyet. Same anticipation for Medium and others.  

Speaking of Blue Bloods, does Bill McCormack, the former Toronto police chief, watch the series? McCormack, chief from 1989 to 1995, is the son of a policeman and four of his five children became police officers. Who knows, maybe the series is based on his life.

So who sold out the Toronto Sun's Page 2 to promotions? It was a tight and bright news page not so long ago. Pages 1 through 5 used to be bam, bam, bam tabloid pages.

Why didn't the Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg Suns and other Sun Media newspapers join the London Free Press, Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun and highlight the best 2010 photos snapped by individual photographers?   

Is there a PKP "noel" video for Sun Media employees this year?

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