I am a supporter and advocate of the LGBTQ community.
I am a supporter of the new Liberal sex ed curriculum, despite my distain for this party right now.
I am not a religious person by any means.
I am disgusted in the way my peers in the media disrespectfully treated Sam Oosterhoff during his first press conference at his swearing in as MPP.
Yes he does deserve to be asked hard questions about these issues. Yes he has to explain himself.
But it looked more like a pile of school yard bullies waiting for the new kid to get off the bus so they could shove him to the ground and steal his lunch.
It was disgusting and embarrassing to watch, especial being in the media.
If it were a woman standing there with a religious face covering, and had expressed the same views on sexuality, would she have been treated with such disrespect?
I don’t think so…and nobody should.
No wonder people are as cynical about the media, as they are the politicians we cover.
I will try to do better…
I’m Scott Thompson.