Well, they won’t have Neil Macdonald to kick around anymore—he’s leaving his gig as CBC TV News correspondent in Washington.
The favorite whipping boy of right-wing whack jobs is off to Montreal, where his wife, Joyce Napier, is a journo for Radio-Canada. Macdonald will write a column for the Corpse website, and make occasional TV appearances.
This is happy news for conservative bloggers and the National Post. They loved to hate Macdonald for his alleged “bias” against Israel.
“His caustic style and overt fondness for the Palestinian narrative triggered complaints of anti-Israel bias. So many viewers were relieved when he was removed from the Middle East and installed as CBC’s Washington correspondent.
“Alas, Macdonald’s new posting has become just another platform from which to indulge his apparent preoccupation with the Jewish state. He continues his gratuitous attacks, marring the credibility of the taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s news operations.”
–Dov Smith, NP.
Now he’s a punching bag for Corpse colleagues, who are dismayed to hear that Macdonald won’t be making any financial sacrifices for the cash-strapped CBC. Although he’ll be based in the backwater Montreal bureau, he will continue to pocket the $200,000-a-year salary he collected in D. C.
Stay tuned for Wendy Mesley to take a retirement gig in Victoria.