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Rex Murphy, most excellent free thinker and journalist, dead at 77.


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Later in life, he became a loud detractor of the federal Liberal party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. 

He was also an outspoken opponent of "wokeism," progressive ideology sensitive to systemic inequities, and argued in his column that conservative voices like his were being pushed to the margins.

Former prime minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences on social media.

"Rex Murphy was one of the most intelligent and fiercely free-thinking journalists this country has ever known," Harper wrote."

Broadcaster and commentator Rex Murphy dead at 77: National Post (msn.com)

Will miss his columns.  A truly gifted writer and commentator.

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We’re losing our intellectuals and critical thinkers.  Almost all political commentary on mainstream media is uncritical repetition of government talking points.  Rex was too smart and decent for the woke mob running Canada.

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20 hours ago, blackbird said:

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Later in life, he became a loud detractor of the federal Liberal party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. 

He was also an outspoken opponent of "wokeism," progressive ideology sensitive to systemic inequities, and argued in his column that conservative voices like his were being pushed to the margins.

Former prime minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences on social media.

"Rex Murphy was one of the most intelligent and fiercely free-thinking journalists this country has ever known," Harper wrote."

Broadcaster and commentator Rex Murphy dead at 77: National Post (msn.com)

Will miss his columns.  A truly gifted writer and commentator.

He's probably in hell, leave him alone

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20 hours ago, blackbird said:

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Later in life, he became a loud detractor of the federal Liberal party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. 

 

Definitely a free thinker. He ran for the Liberals a few times also, and lobbied for Pierre Elliott Trudeau to be named the greatest Canadian ever.

Great minds are independent.

 

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20 hours ago, blackbird said:

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Later in life, he became a loud detractor of the federal Liberal party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. 

He was also an outspoken opponent of "wokeism," progressive ideology sensitive to systemic inequities, and argued in his column that conservative voices like his were being pushed to the margins.

Former prime minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences on social media.

"Rex Murphy was one of the most intelligent and fiercely free-thinking journalists this country has ever known," Harper wrote."

Broadcaster and commentator Rex Murphy dead at 77: National Post (msn.com)

Will miss his columns.  A truly gifted writer and commentator.

Godspeed, Rex Murphy

to the foot of the Lord

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3 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

Definitely a free thinker. He ran for the Liberals a few times also, and lobbied for Pierre Elliott Trudeau to be named the greatest Canadian ever.

Great minds are independent.

 

And for the PC a few times amiusingly enough. :) 

Great minds aren't independent. Great minds come to a conclusion and where appropriate seek like-minded people to make a better future and where appropriate call bad people out for what they are. He felt he could do some good in politics and so he worked with both parties. When he felt the liberals were doing good he said so and worked with them, and when he felt otherwise he said so and didn't work with them.

But he always made his case well. Even if you disagreed his thoughts were well thought out and put together. We don't see that nearly enough anymore these days

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1 minute ago, Michael Hardner said:

Sorry, you're right.  They copy everything they see without thinking.

LOL  i see you swung from stupid all the way over to dumb :) 

Sigh. One day i'll explain to you how great thinkers think :) in the meantime it's very clearly not going to be something that you'll have to worry about.

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On 5/10/2024 at 10:51 AM, Zeitgeist said:

We’re losing our intellectuals and critical thinkers.  Almost all political commentary on mainstream media is uncritical repetition of government talking points.  Rex was too smart and decent for the woke mob running Canada.

I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions in downtown Toronto when he was still with the CBC

he was utterly unpretentious, approachable & friendly

more than happy to stop & chat with the working man on the streets

Toronto the Good incarnate

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