From The Globe and Mail.
Allan Fotheringham as seen by Maclean's collaborator Roy Peterson.
In May, 1979, when Allan Fotheringham’s array of journalistic sniper’s nests included the back page of Maclean’s magazine, a local Vancouver TV interview program, and a thrice-weekly column in the Vancouver Sun
, Tom Alderman concluded a profile of him in The Canadian
magazine by noting the columnist had resisted participating in the article but eventually agreed to a chat over lunch.
The encounter was amiable, then turned alarming: “‘Remember,’ [Fotheringham] said gleefully as we waved goodbye, ‘you can run a Fotheringham story maybe once every 10 years. I’ve got a column every week to get back at you.’”