About 100 people attended a meeting called by the Concerned Taxpayers Tuesday. Mostly retirees they were largely opposed to building an event centre, especially downtown — a requirement for senior government funding. – Chronicle Journal Editorial March 13, 2014
Mostly retirees? You mean seniors? I know lots of seniors that still work so, unless the CJ editor asked each person in attendance, I’m pretty sure that the CJ has no idea if anyone at the meeting was retired.
So what is the CJ saying here by saying the crowd was mostly retirees? Mostly seniors? I think I sense some kind of age discrimination going on here by our only daily newspaper. Trying the lessen the significance of the meeting by portraying the attendees as mostly old people. I believe the latest comment troll term is cane-shakers. So what if the crowd was mostly seniors?
What if they were mostly Natives? Mostly Italians? Mostly Jews? Would the newspaper mention that? Unless that information was central to the point of the editorial, I’m guessing it would not. So why does the CJ pick on seniors?
Does the CJ mean that people over a certain age, no longer count as full fledged taxpaying, voting citizens of Thunder Bay? Their opinions no longer matter? I believe that is exactly what the CJ is insinuating in this editorial. The meeting was mostly seniors…mostly retirees. Its not like the meeting had real people attending. Mostly seniors. Mostly retirees.
I bet you take their cash though, right CJ? Maybe all those retirees in the city should cancel their subscriptions to your paper. Your newspaper does not deserve to have them as customers.
Chronicle Journal…. you disgust me. This is a new low even for you and that says a lot.