Dear Editor... I was a humour writer for the Muskoka Sun for some 10 years, (Feist or Famine), so it was with some surprise and shock as I read through the article by Cathy Oliffe-Webster “If it ain’t Bojac, it ain’t potato salad," Muskoka Sun June 29/12.
I have read and usually enjoyed her humorous takes on life, in your Weekender publication. There is often a fine line between humour and distasteful tripe. I personally think she dug too deep into the
humour barrel in this article with references of ‘child trafficking, heroin use and whoring’ not to mention ‘skank and leather.’
This is not the kind of journalism I associate with the Muskoka Sun. It might be better suited to
the tabloids that that are rife with these kinds of references, but not something I wish to read while enjoying the beauty and serenity of Muskoka.
I realize that she was trying to be funny but I really think she and perhaps
your editorial department missed the mark on this one.