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One of the oldest traditions in liberal democracy is the use of humour and satire to make (and sometimes score) a political point. Politics in Hamilton has generally been more ugly than funny as such, but our satire-starved city recently acquired a new voice: Mayor Bob Bratina has a doppelganger on the blogotubes.
Among Fake Mayor Bob's blogsite postings are a correction on the pronunciation of the soon-to-be-demolished Brian Timmis stadium and a pitch to CBC Radio for the job of Hamilton news editor.
I have no idea who's behind this, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they read RTH, among the various local sources of "journalism of dubious legitimacy".
If you are so inclined, you can also follow Fake Mayor Bob on twitter.
Update: Just to be clear, I'm neither endorsing nor denouncing this website - I'm just pointing it out because a new website satirizing the mayor seems newsworthy.
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