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Fallout from protest against Graham’s honourary degree

May 22, 2009

Former Telegraph-Journal editor Mark Tunney comments on what happened after the story ran in the Saint John newspaper.

  1. Lee Chalmers permalink
    May 22, 2009 6:00 pm

    I am left with a sickening impression that I am living in a province where certain people with power (ones who, in my view, need a refresher course in what honour, and integrity, are all about) demand restitution, even revenge, when their sense of what they/theirs are due or how they/theirs should be regarded is challenged. If a student intern can lose his job over this… and if our voices aren’t raised in collective outrage over such an action… well, I’ll be looking to click the heels of my red shoes in the hope that I’ll be somewhere other than this place.

  2. May 24, 2009 6:15 pm

    What is the axiom about the illusion of “absolute” power?

  3. Eric permalink
    May 25, 2009 12:09 pm

    My computer cannot play the file. Any chance of getting the gyst pf the interview?

  4. May 25, 2009 4:18 pm

    I have posted a transcript.

  5. Eric permalink
    May 26, 2009 8:48 am

    Thank you. I read it and almost wish I hadn’t.

    It’s one thing to know that this stuff goes on but quite another to see it laid out so plain. As Lee Chalmers wrote, it is sickening.

  6. May 27, 2009 3:56 pm

    Yes, sickening. But denial — “immunization” — has been going on far too long. Thank you Mark for helping to enlighten us all.

  7. May 28, 2009 11:58 am

    Is this the offending article?

    I didn’t see any link to it and want to read it before coming to any conclusion. If this is the article then yes, I completely agree this is a disgraceful undermining of journalism.

  8. May 28, 2009 12:02 pm

    Yes, that’s the article.


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