A former editor of The Globe cannot be forced to toe the line. While it is nice to see an informed, accomplished newspaper man spell out the myriad reasons for showing Harper the door, our current national papers are displaying some unprecedented cognitive dissonance. Coyne is at war with Post ownership over having his own dissenting column pulled after the paper endorsed Harper. The Globe, perhaps due to similar friction between owners and editors, has published the most bizarre, laughable endorsement imaginable.
The gist of Thorsell’s column is understood and accepted by the majority of voters. It seems that the owners of these national papers are pathetically out of touch with the groundswell of revulsion inspired by Harper, lack respect for their own editors and greatly overestimate the influence they wield with their “endorsements.”