- Steve Redgrave
- May 21, 2013 - 05:50
I never knew Ray Guy, but you brought him to life this morning. He will be remembered.
- DON II
- May 18, 2013 - 14:15
The ruthless and unethical politicians who occupy the theater known as the House of Assembly like to claim that they are there to speak truth to power, that is, until they get control of the power that is Government. Ray Guy was one of the few Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, Harold Horwood was another, and let's not forget, Rex Murphy, who has ever taken it upon himself to really speak truth to Power in Newfoundland and Labrador. Anyone who has the intestinal fortitude to tell the elites the truth about how they abuse power and people for their own nefarious and selfish ends, especially in a place run in the manner in which Newfoundland and Labrador is run, invites the risk of becoming the target of these power mad elites who can unleash all manner of retribution and punishment. Speaking truth to power no doubt would result in limiting the scope of one's employment and financial enrichment prospects. The arms length relationship between the media and the Government in Newfoundland and Labrador has always been based on very short arms indeed! Ray Guy could have left Newfoundland and gone to greener pastures. Without a doubt many in the power elite must have wished that he had moved on to Toronto or Alberta like many of his countrymen. The people should be thankful that Ray Guy did not move on and chose instead to remain in Newfoundland and Labrador to write his truth in jest columns in the Newspapers or speak his truth on the radio or TV as he exposed the foibles, misdeeds and corruption of one powerful politician after another for all to see and hear! We must hope that some other brave and talented soul will stand in his place and continue to speak truth to Power like Ray Guy did for all to see and hear! Someone once said that a prophet is not without honor except in his own land! Without a doubt, for those who listened, knew and understood, Ray Guy was an honorable prophet indeed!
- May 18, 2013 - 12:01
Some good insight into Ray the man. Yet I wonder why the Telegram and the CBC never continued to engage his services. Did Guy reject their offers? Perhaps your comment "he proceeded to tear a strip of one of the Telegram's higher ups" explains it? He was too blunt, even with his bosses. He finished his career writing for the Northeast Avalon Times, a paper with a small circulation.Perhaps this says something about Guy too.
- May 18, 2013 - 08:00
Ray and Harold Horwood stand out in my mind as two of the most genuine and believeable contributors ever to grace the pages of "The Paper". The current editor ain't too shabby at making her points either, but a bit young yet to join the club. Keep the home fires burning Pam.