Mr. Teneycke has left the building
This morning, political/journalism junkies on Twitter noticed that Sun TV VP Kory Teneycke's account -- which he'd been using mainly as a name-calling vehicle against his foes and challengers since starting to work for Quebecor -- had been suspended.
Then, at 10 a.m., we got the announcement that Teneycke was stepping down, acknowledging that he'd gone too far -- making Sun TV too controversial.
The Twitterverse, which Kory has vacated, exploded with smart remarks; some of them hilarious. Here is a selection. Warning: Some of the jokes/remarks require context. If you see others, please feel free to add to the comments section:
@InklessPW (Macleans' Paul Wells, who has a few): June 9, 2010 - Sept. 15, 2010: the best summer job since Kim Campbell's.
@InklessPW: This is really sad. Apparently Kory just wasn't lame enough to hang out with a lamey lame-o bunch like us. Boo. Hoo.
@LizT (Elizabeth Thompson, formerly of Sun Media, one fired by Kory): Fascinating. Kory Teneycke blows up one of the best bureaus on the Hill, hires new people plus PMO staffers, then quits. Bienvenue Luc.
@colbycosh: I sort of figured they'd find out Kory can read.
So, logically then, it's Kory to CRTC.
@corbettkev: I heard there's a church in Gainesville that's looking for a publicist. #cdnpoli #canpoli #suntv
@_estunautre: Yep. A trip to DisneyLand can sure change your mind about things.