Am I the only one who thinks this guy is a terrible reporter?
Mainly, he can’t write very well. I mean… I shouldn’t be playing grammar police, but he’s a journalist–writing for a published paper, he should be better.
Second, what was up with this week’s “Dueling Pens”. The female reporter (slap me for not remembering her name) was obviously supposed to be opposing the pay raises to many of the Premier’s senior deputy ministers. Baker, one would think, was supposed to argue in favour of the pay raises. Instead, he decided to go on a sarcastic tirade that shat all over the idea of debate–where readers of the Daily News can see both sides of an issue.
Finally, I was appalled by the small article on the front page regarding the late Dr. Harris Coburn. He was a doctor, and he golfed. He played in last year’s tournament and scored 70! That’s all Baker wrote. Nothing about his impact on the community through volunteer work. Nothing about his wife and kids. Poorly written, and totally devoid of any emotion and/or relevance.