PJ Phil is probably available, which is very exciting.
After 30 years, The National‘s Peter Mansbridge will vacate the anchor’s
chair podium in 2017.
With a paying journalism job available, naturally that means a lot of people will seek the position. Some publications have already earnestly laid out the potential “professional” candidates, but we’re interested in what the people want.
Here are some of the more interesting suggestions from Twitter, which is the same way a lot of broadcast news is compiled anyway.
Torontoist contributor and YTV historian Will Sloan had his own suggestion. After all, why not hire the Mansbridge of YTV?
With Peter Mansbridge retiring, may I suggest a replacement? pic.twitter.com/hRKNKUDVRW
— Will Sloan (@WillSloanEsq) September 6, 2016
He did run for political office for the Conservatives, so he has some experience there.
— Mathieu Perron (@matness) September 6, 2016
OK, let’s not be ridiculous.
— Dorian McLean (@Quartz87) September 6, 2016
This hits too close to home for a lot of CBC contract employees.
— Barret Weber (@barretweber) September 6, 2016
Well, he is available.
Mansbridge replacement? Shad, obviously.
— Neil Edmondson (@NeilJEdmondson) September 6, 2016
Torontoist alumnus and Kids in the Hall historian John Semley obviously grew up watching the 6:00 p.m. rerun of The Simpsons on CFMT, and Lucy Zilio’s experience there has to mean something.
who should replace Peter Mansbridge?
— the john, the (@johnsemley3000) September 6, 2016
Or, you know, Ian Hanomansing or Rosemary Barton. Those options work too.