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To David W. and his asinine comments: Geoff Meeker doesn't bash Danny Williams at all. He actually points out Williams' hypocrisy time and again, and Williams' total lack of respect for anybody who he has issues with. Clearly, you have a problem with any critical view of Williams. Why is that? Meeker's blog name and blogs themselves are legitimate, and fair-minded, observations on our media, politics, and culture. And Williams dominates all three, does he not? In fact, Williams would have it where no one else could express any views differing from his own edicts. That is why people get ripped apart time and again by this little tyrant. What are Williams and sycophants so afraid of?? So afraid that they try to stifle and discredit any critical look at the man??? THAT is what is unbelievable.
I don't always agree with Geoff's take on the Premier, but I'm with him on this one. Danny was recently given an opportunity by Randy Simms to give some context for his comments. His 'explanation' sounded like something from a Revue skit...I honestly wondered for a bit if it was someone impersonating the Premier to try and get a laugh. In an era where people are already reluctant to offer themselves up to public office at any level, these comments can serve no benefit at all! I don't know Mayor Synard...he might be a showboat, but I don't care! He's still an elected official who obviously has the support of many.
So Geoff returns after a long absense and when I see the tilte I know excatly what the column is about before I read it. "Meeker on Media" is a laughable name for your column. Whether you like Danny Williams, hate him or are an "objective journalist" just change the name of your column so it apllies to what you do, which is take every opportunity possible to bash Danny while making a feeble attempt to relate to some faint "media" angle. Unbelieveable.
Sam Synard is a showboat? What was Sam Synard doing on Friday, the 24th of September? What was Danny Williams doing at the same time? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkY3bPfp6ZY
"You know, Sam's a showboat." Wow. Coming from the biggest showboat in Newfoundland history!!!! Should have included clips of his total demolition of Lorraine Michael that time in the House, but I understand it's hard to compress 7 years of angry, arrogant bullying into a 30 second commercial.