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Political Circus Minimus

A Toronto Police ceremonial guard outside the Toronto Congress Centre carry the casket of Toronto Police Constable John Zivcic,, who died in the line of duty while responding to an impaired driver call.

Whatever you think of Mandela, whatever his role in history is, his death was a story that made the media circus around it at least understandable. Yes, we are rewriting history just like we did with the other terrorist, Yasser Arafat, who also mellowed down in his old age; yes, the coverage, the scene was way out of proportion, yes, the lineup of the political leaders was pathetic, yes, the media was biased, but at least it was a real event that deserved to be covered.

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