Comment 34013

By TomCooper (anonymous) | Posted September 22, 2009 at 13:18:25

I'm sensing a surprising amount of elitism (should I say snobbery) from a crowd that is generally thought of as a progressive source of informed debate in Hamilton.

If folks had taken the time to dig a little deeper or perhaps listen once in a while, they might have found that Scott Thompson has been one of the biggest 'mainline' media supporters of policies such as LRT, the Pan Am Games and generally boosting Hamilton out of its malaise. It's fun to crowd-thump somebody for being part of the 'established media', but at best it gets old really fast and at worst is simply intellectually lazy.

Like it or not, the vast majority of residents in this City still listen to local radio, watch CHCH or read the Spectator... by simply dismissing those mediums as old and tired and not worthy of the effort, progressive voices are missing out on an opportunity to engage the community on a wider scale and actually change some minds - instead of simply preaching to the church.

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