David Shoalts Misses the Point

David ShoaltsI wrote about following Brian Burke on Twitter about a month ago. It was clearly a parody account and not the real Brian Burke, and it was pretty damn funny.

It seems David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail has picked up on the story.

Someone signed up with Twitter under Burke's name and posted a number of remarks insulting to other people in the hockey world. Burke said in an e-mail message on Sunday night that he had nothing to do with the messages and the Leafs have issued a complaint to Twitter about the imposter.

Clearly, Shoalts has missed the point. It's called satire, and it's victim-less. It sounds like Burke himself has lost his sense of humour as well, as MLSE has complained to Twitter about the imposter.

I hope the fake Brian Burke keeps tweeting as he's far more interested than the real Brian Burke. Speaking of the real Brian Burke, doesn't he have a house to clean?

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David Shoalts misses the point on a great deal of many things - he's a huge fan of the great reporting tool "an un-named source."

February 23, 2009 @ 2:29 PM

James Edgar

David Shoalts is clearly not real bright. And I will be VERY pissed off if they can that account or any of the GM accounts. I follow all of them.

As for cleaning house forget it.

February 23, 2009 @ 3:20 PM


Too bad Mr Shoalts need satire to be explained to him. Hockey players aren't bright enough to set up a twitter account.
The can though drink a lot of beer, smoke weed and go to Filmore's

February 23, 2009 @ 4:07 PM

Fredericton Steve

You would have to be stupid to think that account was real. Eklund made himself look dumber than I thought possible by confirming that in fact it wasn't Brian Burke.

February 23, 2009 @ 8:50 PM

Toronto Mike

As the dude at PPP would say, a glove tap to DGB for giving me credit as the first online publisher to give props to a funny piece of satire. http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/02/brian-burke-twitter.html

And yeah, Eklund checking with Burke to make sure it wasn't him is pretty damn funny in its own right.

February 23, 2009 @ 8:54 PM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

yes, but careful because if he's not explicitly stating he's 'fake' like the various 'fake' obama's.. that's identity theft. and not funny.

February 23, 2009 @ 9:07 PM

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