Don Martin, my new hero

…second only to the guy who sang Bohemian Rhapsody in the cop car.  And that’s saying something:

CTV appeared to be considering disciplinary action for one of its high-profile Parliament Hill television hosts in the wake of an incident Thursday night at a post-budget party attended by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and other top government and opposition politicians.

Don Martin, the host of Power Play, a political talk show on CTV News Channel, was not on-air Friday as CTV officials spent the day trying to determine what Martin may or not may have said about George Cope, chief executive officer of Bell, the conglomerate that owns CTV.

At the post-budget party, held at a restaurant a block from Parliament Hill, Martin is alleged to have engaged in a verbal altercation with Dimitri Soudas, the former director of communications for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and now the executive director of communications for the Canadian Olympic Committee.

During the course of that altercation, Martin is alleged to have told Soudas that he and Cope could “Go f— yourselves.”

Ahh, the old “verbal altercation”.  I guess like our howling Hero in the cop car, physical violence is the least of Don’s priorities, too.
Still, this moment could have been even sweeter if Don had burst into song in the middle of the “altercation”; I’m sure there are any number of little ditties appropriate to the occasion.  Something like this, maybe:

On the other hand, sometimes you have to be careful who you tell to GFY:

10 Responses to “Don Martin, my new hero”


  1. 1 Luna Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Love it. I hope it’s true. And I hope he has more to say. 🙂

  2. 2 cityprole Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Nah…Canadians are far too polite to say anything but, what was it again? Oh, yeah, ‘fuddle duddle”….

  3. 3 Ward M. Eagen (@eagen) Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:16 am

    What’s to know….yeah #teamdonmartin…

  4. 4 hemmingforddogblog Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I guess Don will be leaving to spend more time with his family? Good on Don!

  5. 5 nasupport Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 7:54 am

    The Sun article provides a good example of how the CONS media patronage works: Cope’s son works for Soudas at his newly appointed Canadian Olympic Committee gig.

    They should all GFT.

  6. 6 JJ Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Hey babe you made it
    You’re on ProgBloggers 😯
    Fame & Fortune awaits…

  7. 7 JJ Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I’m not sure at this point what’s going on with him… I’m googling on another tab to find out

  8. 8 JJ Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Nepotism among the cons? 😯 Say it ain’t so

  9. 9 JJ Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I’m trying to find out… I found a story from a few days ago titled “Where’s Don Martin?” 😆

  10. 10 JJ Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Here’s a story with some details… sounds kind of funny 😆


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