Yesterday, in this
space, I lamented the loss of Tom Clark over at CTV's Power Play. The lament was
sincere -- I believe Tom was a true pro in cutting through political spin and I
know I wasn't alone in thinking he was impeccably fair to guests of all stripes.
Some of the news stories about his departure have left the impression that Clark
left the CTV in a disgruntled fashion.
But I've been
reliably informed in the last hour, by people close to Tom, that this impression
is dead wrong. It wasn't his idea to leave CTV or the show, for that matter. Nor is he "bitter."
Which makes this quite baffling, actually. And very disappointing. Moreover,
oddly enough, one of the first guests on the new, Clark-less show yesterday was
my friend Greg Weston, late of Sun Media.
Many here in the
press gallery are hoping that Clark and Weston get picked up ASAP to resume
their excellent journalism -- where it left off last June.