Calgary-based grumpaloo white guy/talk show host Dave Rutherford has spent the last two decades on Alberta’s Corus radio stations, flinging verbal poo at people he doesn’t like, which, generally, has been people not as white, as male, as rich or as grouchy as he is. And it made a few bucks for advertisers in Alberta, and was a big enough platform for the guy, possessing no other apparent qualifications than just bitching into a microphone, to consider running for mayor against incumbent Naheed Nenshi.
The problem is, however, that when you fling the same, ill-researched, inflammatory, and unfair invective against your bosses … well, things have this way of going wrong. And people took this guy seriously? Looks as if the joke is now on Rutherford … and the people who were once his listeners.