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RIP Christie Blatchford and Investigative Journalism in Canada

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RIP Christie Blatchford and Investigative Journalism in Canada

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Damn, only 68. I remember reading her columns back when she was with the Toronto Sun...she was quite the writer.

Rest in peace.
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She may have been a good journalist at some point, but she was too much of an edgy contrarian troll during the time I knew her to get my respect. Defaming the dead with her articles during the Rehtaeh Parsons case just cemented my dislike of her.

It's a shame she's dead, and I sympathize with her family, but she should have retired long ago and spared us her opinions.
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I wasn't that fond of some of her views but she was a very good writer. Sad she's gone relatively young. She died of lung cancer that spread to the rest of her body. I think she was a smoker.
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Piro21 wrote: She may have been a good journalist at some point, but she was too much of an edgy contrarian troll during the time I knew her to get my respect. Defaming the dead with her articles during the Rehtaeh Parsons case just cemented my dislike of her.

It's a shame she's dead, and I sympathize with her family, but she should have retired long ago and spared us her opinions.
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Investigative journalism dead now? Its canada we dont have such things.
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One of the last REAL journalist that didn`t pander to the PC crowd . Wrote many articles about true crime . I grew up reading her in the sun and listening to her on the radio . Had her own way and never bent to the fake reporting of today.

RIP gone way too soon .
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Was just thinking why I haven’t seen an article of hers in the last while. Makes you a Ponder the vagaries of life where for most of us everyday life has become rote and meanwhile there are people hitting milestones or having life changing events at the same time. Easy to lose sight of the fleeting nature of living.
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Was this the reporter that went after the drug smuggling Amish in Mexico?
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pfbmgd wrote: One of the last REAL journalist that didn`t pander to the PC crowd . Wrote many articles about true crime . I grew up reading her in the sun and listening to her on the radio . Had her own way and never bent to the fake reporting of today.

RIP gone way too soon .
What about Rosie Dimanno?!
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One of the last great journalists who actually wrote the real story without any bias or fear. She was great on 1010 also.
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pfbmgd wrote: One of the last REAL journalist that didn`t pander to the PC crowd . Wrote many articles about true crime . I grew up reading her in the sun and listening to her on the radio . Had her own way and never bent to the fake reporting of today.

RIP gone way too soon .
Weird, all her stories from like 1990-2010 were stuff that was Fox News level opinion pieces. I don't think there were any fact stories. The SUN isn't a real newspaper, I thought the sunshine girl thing was a pretty obvious hint.
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webdoctors wrote: Weird, all her stories from like 1990-2010 were stuff that was Fox News level opinion pieces. I don't think there were any fact stories. The SUN isn't a real newspaper, I thought the sunshine girl thing was a pretty obvious hint.
Sure if you watch CNN and believe in Russian collusion and pred pro quo with Ukraine .

She covered many criminal trials and brought a human side to them . I doubt you know any of her work .

Love the way you throw other stuff in like sunshine girls . When you have no other facts . You deflect with other useless points .
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Bebo123 wrote: What about Rosie Dimanno?!
We are talking about Christie not other journalists .

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