Category Archives: Journalism

When listening to Conservative/Wild Rose/PC politicians making promises…. remember this

“We’re not running a deficit. We have planned a realistic scenario. We’ve got conservative budget estimates. We’ve got a modest platform that doesn’t even fill the existing fiscal room that we have and we have plenty of flexibility in how … Continue reading

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CNN/Bill Nye – It looks like the word “bullying” is going to lose all meaning thanks to the efforts of the Right to stifle the dissemination of facts.

Unbelievable attempts a censorship by an increasing relativist right wing in the West have made the term anti-Semitism meaningless. Now it looks like they are having a go at the word bully. Orwell’s concept of language losing all meaning because … Continue reading

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Wente in the G&M – I’m not too sure that stupidity is a step up from plagiarism.

Margaret Wente has managed to get another piece printed in the G&M. In it she preaches the usual anti-intellectual boiler plate that is part and parcel of neo-con/corporatist propaganda these days. Although highly educated social progressives are alarmed by the … Continue reading

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Harper and and Coyne whine about the SCC Senate decision – Why don’t we ask Lawyers and political scientists instead?

Harper and one of his mouthpieces Coyne are distraught that they can’t just do stuff on a whim. Oh woe is us we can’t just change the constitutional basis for how the country is run just because we want to. … Continue reading

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CBC illustrates why it is needed and why the knuckle draggers want it gone – Temporary Foreign Workers Scandal

In one fell swoop the CBC illustrates why an independent broadcaster is a boon to Canada – they will cover stories that the corporately sponsored media won’t. Is there any other media outlet that would have spent the time and … Continue reading

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So how many times does Shelly Glover have to break the rules before it becomes a pattern?

Shelly Glover got caught fundraising from the very community that her department deals with and funds or doesn’t fund. While I would never say that this was a corrupt event where people saw the benefits of giving to the “re-elect … Continue reading

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Adam Goldberg – Yet another misplaced call for an end to on-line anonymity, let’s just assume everyone is not who they say they are.

Following on from my last post we have yet another well meant plea for an end to online anonymity. People putting their real names to what they say on line would end all meanness, bigotry and nastiness and those who … Continue reading

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It’s always about them – What is it about the hypocrisy and classlessness of the right wing actors at Sun News?

Today Christopher Peloso, husband to George Smitherman was found dead. The guy had depression and had disappeared before. It was a sad occurrence and my thoughts are with the family. That should be it, but you know the decent, upstanding, … Continue reading

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Harper has a tantrum – Remember when the Harper Conservatives thought mentioning China was tantamount to treason – Harper’s year end interviews not withstanding.

So it looks like our infant in chief is busy throwing all his toys out of the pram yet again. CTV have been told that they will not get a chance to lob softballs at our chief petty minister, but … Continue reading

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I thought Vision TV was TV for the pious, maybe pious means something else to the faithful.

So it appears that religious TV channel Vision TV has hired convicted criminal and non-Canadian Conrad Black to “interview” disgraced drunk and hard drug user Rob Ford so they can slander a newspaper reporter with lies. Now Rob and Connie … Continue reading

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