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Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Sun’

Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out on Behalf of 11-Year-Old Climate Change Protester

Get ready to hear a lot more about Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez.

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The 11-year-old Boulder, Colorado boy is three weeks into a silent protest designed to inspire other people, young and old (whom he refers to as “world leaders”), to join him in taking a stand against climate change by participating in a forthcoming December 10 “Silence Strike” event. His mother has so far refused media requests, but today, Mark Ruffalo, the actor’s Toronto-film-set driver and a (very appropriately last-named) Toronto Sun columnist, Joe Warmington, have changed that. From Warmington’s piece:

The 46-year-old Ruffalo was in between takes on the movie [Spotlight] when he started telling his driver Lorne Frederick all about this unusual, quiet protest going on south of the border… The boy’s first name is from his father’s Aztec language and is pronounced Eat-Squat-Lee….

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Toronto Sportswriter Bemoans City’s Newest Buffoon

MasaiUjiriPicToronto Sun columnist Steve Buffery has wasted no time committing the misdeed of a local sports team GM to the public record. In case you missed it, Raptors exec Masai Ujiri (pictured) was done in today by an Instagram user and had to quickly apologize for rallying local fans, pre-Game One against the Nets, with the cry of “F*** Brooklyn!”

Here’s Buffery’s article intro:

Could Saturday’s NBA playoff opener at the Air Canada Centre against the Brooklyn Nets be any more of an embarrassment for the Raptors and the city of Toronto?

The only thing missing was Rob Ford juggling plates at halftime and then falling on to a coffee table.

In a drunken stupor, of course.

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The Toronto Sun Sets on Mayor Rob Ford

Last night, the media boom fell on Toronto mayor Rob Ford. The Toronto Sun, a paper that had been one of the embattled politician’s staunchest supporters, shifted their opinion page strategy. And this morning, they followed that op-ed jab with a front-page upper cut:

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Toronto Tabloid Bemoans Rob Ford ‘Bad Ink’

Today’s edition of the Toronto Sun, Hogtown’s version of the New York Post, promises “8 Ford Pages Inside.” Above a headline and great illustration combo that hates on the city’s “extremely, extremely inebriated” mayor for continuing to attract a mountain of sordid international media coverage.

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Earlier this week, before that crazy new video of Ford surfaced, the paper was leading with: ‘The world is cracking up at Toronto’s expense.’ We are indeed, although interestingly, in one of the more thoughtful bits of coverage, Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates – who was eight-years-old in 1990 at the time of the Marion Barry scandal – suggested today’s social-media-buttressed mocking Merry-Go-Round will actually mean this has less of a damaging impact on Toronto’s collective psyche than the Barry episode did on D.C.’s.

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