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As he battled cancer, Murphy continued to file, writing about Hamas and Christmas and interviewing Pierre Poilievre with his usual panache

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[–] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Yeah, listened to him carry water for people that wanted to harm me and people like me either through neglect, if not outright malice.

He's not Henry Kissinger, so I'm not actively hoping he's burning in hell, but I'm not sorry he's gone.

[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Yeah I thought that headline might be satire too

[–] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It's postmedia, so that tracks. A good portion of their titles make for tough rounds of Beaverton-or-not.

It's shameful we allow the republican propaganda arm to operate with impunity here.

[–] [email protected] 40 points 1 month ago (2 children)

If you're not from Canada and you see this, understand that the National Post is a right-wing paper that Rex had written for.

Rex loved the fossil fuel corporations and used "woke" as an insult. A lot of Canadians are not going to miss him.

[–] Windex007 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Rex Murphy was literally a member of the Liberal Party, running for office himself twice.

Edit:

I have fond memories of some really great content from him on CBC radio in the 00s.

The vitriol in the comments here did prompt me to look at what he's been doing for the last (checks watch...) 20 years... Sigh... And yeah... It's not good.

Sorry that this is how you chose to go out, Rex. Genuinely.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (1 children)

From his Wikipedia:

"Murphy won a Progressive Conservative nomination in 1975. However, he abandoned it due to lack of funds. Instead, Murphy went to work as special assistant to PC leader and Premier Frank Moores.[4]

He then switched parties in the 1980s and served two years as chief researcher for the provincial Liberal caucus before running for provincial office twice, as a Liberal."

Sucks to suck.

"Murphy argued that climate change is "a sub-branch of climate politics". He criticized former American Vice President Al Gore's opposition to the Alberta oil sands and in a 2013 column, called the industry "a dazzling and profitable engineering endeavor of which all Canadians should be proud"."

Rex can absolutely get fucked, what a sellout shitbag.

[–] Windex007 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I didn't really understand how much people hate oil until today.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I work in oil and gas and I understand that it's detrimental to the future of our children and grand children. I don't hate oil specifically, I hate pollution and industries that purposefully drive humanity to the brink of extinction for profit.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Oil is literally the biggest polluter on the planet, you basically just said "I don't hate murders specifically, I hate killings and people that purposefully kill others"

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

And I would work in solar or wind if my province wasn't actively in the pocket of energy companies and purposefully dissuading renewable projects.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I feel that, a lot of the provinces worry more about money now than our future.

[–] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago

Rex Murphy, the socially-malignant gas-pump-fellating pseudo-intellectual who claimed to love Canada but was really just perpetually daydreaming about a socially conservative Randian right-wing dystopia, has finally and permanently shut the fuck up at 77.

Fixed that for you, NatPo.

[–] [email protected] 28 points 1 month ago

πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€ Dude became more hateful and delusional as he aged, he should have been removed from public life decades ago

[–] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago (1 children)

The on-air announcement of Murphy's death on CBC didn't mention it, but he left the CBC after it became clear he'd been accepting "speakers fees" from various oil and gas companies. After Peter Mansbridge did the same, the CBC instituted transparency requirements for their on-air personalities.

https://thenarwhal.ca/cbc-clamps-down-speaking-fees-after-rex-murphy-s-pro-oil-speech-controversy/

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Disappointing to hear of this. He had a sharp tongue and I liked some of his critiques when he was still writing occasional columns for the Globe and Mail, but I didn't realize he already lost his journalistic integrity...

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

I don't think he was a journalist, although he got an undergrad in English, so maybe. He managed to build a career on having opinions.

[–] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

Good fucking riddance to that massive waste of oxygen.

[–] TSG_Asmodeus 17 points 1 month ago (1 children)

β€œRex Murphy was a Rhodes scholar who could match wits with any intellectual, but he always seemed more comfortable and far happier being around regular Canadians.”

Are we thinking of the same Rex Murphy? Wasn't he happiest speaking to rich people at posh events he was paid to speak at?

[–] Oderus 12 points 1 month ago

Good riddance shit bag

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

Rest in piss

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

He was a tool of the corporate oligarchs. Probably sold out for a pittance plus some name recognition. He will soon be forgotten as is correct.

[–] poo 6 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Good. He was a total piece of shit that belonged in the ground a long, long time ago. Rest In Piss.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Open wider, you might be able tonswallow some more of his necrotic cock.

[–] xc2215x -3 points 1 month ago

I wasn't expecting Rex to die this soon.