For years I have tried to avoid watching the CBC National on Thursdays so as to avoid the At Issue panel.
For it was always a Con clown show under Big Daddy Mansbridge, and judging from what I've seen so far, will remain that way under the very Con-friendly Rosemary Barton.
A horror show of dead pundits walking, the Rue Morgue of journalism. Hopelessly out of touch with the new generation. And still as Con as they come.
But at least there's one thing apparently gone from the National, that I won't miss at all.
Something small, but also big, and loud, and definitely very annoying.
Yes, believe it or not, Rex Murphy, aka Shmurphy, the grating tea bagger and oil pimp with delusions of grandeur, appears to have disappeared!!
Gone without a word, from either him or CBC management.
He's still working at the National Post, still grinding out the same stuff he used to blabber about when he would end the Thursday night National bashing Neil Young or Justin Trudeau, or David Suzuki etc etc.
Or blabbing incoherently, or as he would say lubriciously, about Pamela Anderson's breasts.
Or denying climate change...
Over and over again, as only that Schmurphy could.
There is a disturbance in the troposphere, much perturbation. The little Gore molecules that do so much to keep everybody in the climate change industry in a sweat are slacking off. The results are—let me coin a word—undeniable.
It isn’t settled. The science is emergent. The conclusions are at best tentative. I leave you with this consolation: All global warming predictions are infallible, but some global warming predictions are less infallible than others.”
Before heading off again to collect more big bucks by flattering Big Oil...
And attacking its enemies.
Like he did for so long, to the great delight of Stephen Harper...
In short, like Harper, Schmurphy was a shameless pimp for Big Oil, a teabagger, and a Con, who should have been fired years ago.
But he wasn't, and sadly for The National the damage has been done.
For when the CBC's flagship news program began giving that old tea bagger a bully pulpit, without even attempting to put anybody up against him, it blew its journalistic credibility right out of the window.
And it's going to take a long time for the National to get that credibility back.
Still, if Murphy is really gone, like a thief in the night, it would be a
And all I want to know is what happened? Why has the CBC not said anything?
What are they trying to conceal?
What happened to poor little Rexy? What did they do to him those beasts???
Did he slink away into the night, leave of his own accord?
Or did the hapless CBC managers finally realize they were creating a dangerous right-wing demagogue, more Trumpkin than Canadian, and fire his sorry ass?
And if so what took them so long?
And while we're at it, could somebody please tell us when this Con board will also be terminated?
And most importantly, if or when an official announcement will be made, as to the exact moment Rex Murphy did or will leave the building?
Because I know that after all those ghastly years, I'll need a little organizing time eh?
So I can be properly prepared...