Boys n girls, I have to admit that the French language face a face debate on TVA was a bit of a disappointment for me. There were some funny moments, one in particular that everybody will be talking about for awhile. I’ll get to that later; hint: it was a Freudian slip . . . → Read More: About Last Night, Mon Amour -Face a Face TVA Debate Review
The only debate I had managed to watch during this election cycle. Hence one I can finally comment on with an informed mind. At first I thought, Foreign Affairs, eeh Gad! This is not a bread and butter topic. I had missed the pertinent debates before. I think many would agree. According . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts On the Munk Debate
I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.
First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice? Perhaps where they all basically agreed with . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation
I learned about this scary happening on tonight’s episode of Power Play this fine evening. Remember another story CTV’s Bob Fife did a year ago, regarding Walt Natynczyk, spending 1Million $ smackers using gov’t aircraft as his personal play things, going off to the Caribbean and to hockey games? Well, boys ‘n’ . . . → Read More: Still Think the Harpercons aren’t Running a Dictatorship?
Tweet Muzzled. Our Scientists. Civil Servants. Librarians and Archivists (? Yes, you read that correctly, Librarians and Archivists). Our Members of Parliament. Journalists. Activists. Charitable and Environmental Orgs. Have I missed anyone? I have a problem with the way muzzled gets used these days. In this Governments actions and in the casual . . . → Read More: The Language of Oppression
I can’t help but notice that National Post’s Jonathan Kay has been trumpeting Sun News Network and Ezra Levant lately. Which seems odd in that Kay works for Sun Media’s primary competitor, Postmedia.
It’s not just the free praise and publicity that Kay has showered on Levant and co. It’s most likely . . . → Read More: Is the National Post working in tandem with Sun News?
Tweet Updated at bottom Racism and ignorance are obviously alive and thriving in Canada today. I can’t help feeling overwhelmed by it. Saddened. Discouraged. But I have this doubt in my mind, based on stories that have surfaced over the last few years. We all know that Stephen Harper is extremely controlling in . . . → Read More: Trolls and Polls
Tweet Deloitte and Touche. Auditors of Attawapiskat. It turns out, for one of the 4 largest Auditing Firms on the planet, this firm has faced alot of critisism, charges and fines. After the 2006 election, they were forced to retract their audit of the Conservative Party of Canada. From the Ottawa Citizen
“The . . . → Read More: Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…
Haven’t blogged much lately because frankly I’m sick to death of the absolute grip the Conservatives have over our country and its media. It’s barely worth blogging anymore because let’s face it, who cares? Canadians certainly don’t.
While the press has a field day with the obviously phony Lance Armstrong and his cowardly Oprah interview, . . . → Read More: Lance Armstrong and Dean Del Mastro – tour de lies
Tweet I’m getting tired of the racism displayed for all the world to see right now. I thought we were so much better as a collective society. I was wrong. It’s not just the right-wing extremists. It’s looking to me like somewhere around half of all Canadians are completely unaware of how our . . . → Read More: The World is Watching
Tweet Stephen Harper, for all his shortcomings, is a shrewd strategist. He is known for his astute surveying of the political horizon and coming up with a precise show to please the public and fool the media. This immaculate playing of the publicity game has been the primary reason he has stayed in . . . → Read More: Why is Stephen Harper so intent on making Chief Spence a martyr?
The good news.
The survey found only 16 per cent of Canadians place “a lot of trust” in their Prime Minister, putting Stephen Harper near the bottom among all leaders in the Americas.
“In an international context, Harper has a lower level of trust than almost every other national leader in the . . . → Read More: Harper least trusted. Media at dismal 6% approval.
Or, how being good at one’s job in journalism is a firing offence. The Jill Winzoski story.
If you’re looking for a story to represent the true nature of our 90 percenter Conservative media, this one would be considered a masterpiece (emphasis mine).
It was almost as if James Bezan had become the young . . . → Read More: Wanker of the Day: Brett Mitchell of Selkirk Record
I’m joking of course. Sue-Ann Levy is employed by Lorrie Goldstein and Sun Media. Nobody gets fired over at that outfit. Ezra Levant regularly has to apologize for his blatant racism and lies. But he still resides on the Sun News Network throne. Let’s face it – the right is a no-pink-slip . . . → Read More: Sue-Ann Levy destroys her career in Tweets
Hey Liberals, look at that attitude. Look at that stance. We need more of that NOW.
Trudeau loved Canada. Harper wants to destroy it.
Trudeau inspired the world. The world recoils from Harper.
Trudeau engaged the press. Harper runs from it.
Trudeau embraced change. Harper wants to send us . . . → Read More: Why Stephen Harper hates Pierre Trudeau
Canadian publishers convene ‘blogger ethics panel’ – “Something has to be done about these people”
With Colby Cosh breaking the silence of the journalism elite by criticizing and mocking not only Sylvia Stead but also the Globe upper crusts and Margaret Wente herself, will the floodgates now open? Well no, there are probably not . . . → Read More: Will Wentegate pull off the covers off the old boys/old girls network in Canadian media?
Margaret Wente has been caught allegedly plagiarizing.
Her public editor, Sylvia Stead, quickly absolves her of any indiscretion.
I react with a typically hyperbolic blog post.
For a lark I ask Andrew Coyne on Twitter for his opinion on the issue.
In response, Mr. Coyne evades my inquiry, instead moving the cursor . . . → Read More: The state of Canadian journalism. Coyne, Stead, Wente edition.
Pauline Marois had a very busy first day of school, boys ‘n’ girls. After the first day school, by decree, La Marois has scrapped the proposed tuition hike for at least this year, struck the most contentious and punitive portions of Bill 78 (now Bill 12), issued a permanent moratorium on the . . . → Read More: A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?
Tweet God rest the myth of the ‘liberal media’
By giving Margaret Wente a pass, the Globe & Mail has at last put to rest the myth of ‘liberal bias’ in Canada’s media. A new era, in hyperbolic terms, has begun. So I say, thank you Sylvia Stead. And thank you, Margaret Wente. I don’t think . . . → Read More: The myth of the ‘liberal media’ in Canada has finally been put to rest
The charges of plagiarism against Margaret Wente of the Globe & Mail are spreading like wildfire through social media. What started as an immaculately researched expose of Wente’s ‘borrowing’ of other journalists’ words has spread far enough that professional journalists are freaking.
Since the media itself is reluctant to police its wayward souls, I decided to pen . . . → Read More: Write firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her to look into allegations of plagiarism by Margaret Wente.