Kory Teneycke is back in charge of Sun TV after stepping down a few months ago due to his becoming a lightning rod for all the vitriol in our main stream media who feel threatened by the start-up news channel. As the story broke today about Kory's return, the very first sentence in the Globe and Mail's story was "the former Harper government spin doctor who abruptly left the reins of the right-leaning Sun TV News network is returning to lead the venture." Does this mean that we now introduce all former communications directors as spin doctors? Somehow I suspect that the Globe and Mail does not like Kory Teneycke.
Brian Topp (who ran the last two federal NDP campaigns and even wrote a book about their attempted coup) is a frequent contributor to the Globe, but his bio says "New Democratic strategist turns a critical eye on key players". Shouldn't his blurb say "former Layton spin doctor who spins the news"? When Scott Reid does his bits on the Soloman Show, he should be introduced as former Martin government spin doctor. Same with Susan Smith.
Personally I am happy to see Kory back at this position. He gives the old farts like Don Newman a villain to attack. I guess the question is whether or not a controversial lightning rod is good for a fledgling news network?