The Toronto Star is hiring an old Conrad Black crony, Michael Cooke:
Chicago Tribune media writer Phil Rosenthal reported on his blog yesterday that Cooke has resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times to rejoin his former colleague John Cruickshank, who is publisher of the Toronto Star.
Former Hollinger Inc. chief operating officer David Radler, who was recently released from jail, lured Cruickshank from the Globe and Mail to become the Vancouver Sun’s editor in the mid-1990s.
Radler, a former business partner of Conrad Black, also appointed Cooke as editor of the Province in the 1990s.
In the 1990s, the Province, a Vancouver tabloid, took an abrupt turn to the right under Cooke’s leadership.
The paper dumped its left-wing voices and populated the editorial page with a bunch of right wingers. Cooke also gave prominent coverage to the Fraser Institute's right-wing "research" reports.
Because, clearly, pandering to Canada's right-wing fringe has worked so well for so many other publications.