Mongrel Posted October 14, 2015 Share Posted October 14, 2015 That's the thing. Few BC sports reporters, and a far smaller percentage when you consider the radio personalities, have Tony's command of the English language, regardless of whether one agrees with his views on this or that. He was one of the small minority left these days that was a real writer or journalist. And he was probably the last guy left that I could picture hammering away at a typewriter in a smoke-filled room to make his deadlines, which added a little bit of authenticity and nostalgia to the whole thing. If all we knew was basic grade 10 English than yes Tony G was a literary genius. He was an OK writer who complained about whatever he could to get readers. In this town that often means complaining and quite often he was really just expanding on whatever some other journalist had already touched on. We can't fault him for that because that's the job but lets not paint him as anything but an OK journalist especially during his last 10 years on the job. Complaining about things for the sake of complaining about them does not make someone a critical visionary and throwing in a metaphor is something we learn about in grade 7 Language Arts. Can't fault him for that either though as it's not uncommon among journalists. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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