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Duly Quoted: Peter Worthington

A newsman's final words, in the paper he helped found.

“If you are reading this, I am dead.”

—Worthington, a career newsman, wrote his own obituary before he died at age 86 on Monday, and today it’s in the pages of the newspaper he helped found: the Toronto Sun. It’s a little unorthodox for a newspaper to let someone compose his own postmortem—one could say it seriously compromises journalistic objectivity—but this is the Sun we’re talking about. (It was “never as good a newspaper as it could have been,” writes Worthington.) Anyhow, the piece is a pretty entertaining read.

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  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    It could never have been a good newspaper, given it was founded on contradictory lies.

    • Steveinto

      Peter Worthington was mean spirited, he was outspoken with his crude social commentary. He hurt many people both physically and mentally. He is no hero there is one less nasty person in this world.