If you read The Advocate you already know that our Esteemed Mayor is the Spawn of Satan. When they are not regurgitating (plagiarizing) real news from legitimate sources, it seems to have become somewhat of a game for The Pundits over there to target him and Cambridge Council, but they never contact them to explain their position.
According to The Advocate Doug Craig is personally responsible for everything that residents find wrong with Cambridge. From the trains at The Delta to ground that was contaminated a century ago, it’s all Dougy’s fault.
What a load of shite.
Over the last decade Doug has earned my respect, and I consider him one of the more important influences I have had as an aspiring writer.
In one of the first columns I ever published in The Cambridge Reporter I lambasted Doug for what I perceived as a snub to Hespeler business owners. Doug phoned me the day after the column appeared and urged me to call him before I wrote about him again. This turned out to be some of the best advice I have ever had as a writer. If I’m going to write about someone I’ll contact them first. In over 10 years of writing locally I’ve never had Doug, or any member of council, fail to return my calls or emails.
I don’t always agree with their positions, but none of them has ever failed to discuss their reasons for voting for or against any given issue. To write about them without giving them a chance to defend their positions is “yellow journalism,” and gives social media a black eye.
I want to encourage readers to contact their members of council, and the candidates running in your ward, before you write derogatory things about them .Tags: Cambridge Council, doug craig