Never in my almost dozen or so years of doing this job have I ever had a reaction to a word or phrase I've used in a story...Related: Ottawa Newspapers Guide
However, it wasn't until I used the phrase again earlier this week to describe the almost 1 million cubic metres of human poo that was inadvertently poured into the Ottawa River after a sewer gate became jammed after a massive rainfall in the summer of '06.
Everyone from those in the mayor's office, councillor's assistants giving me the finger, to the public and my own colleagues have questioned why I used the word. There have even been those who have submitted letters to the editor about my use of the word. Read more...
May 23, 2008
Ottawa Sun's Derek Puddicombe sets off a sh*tstorm
Funny post today from Derek Puddicombe on the Ottaw Sun's "Sun and The City" blog. An excerpt: