I was following a discussion on social media. One person said that Joe Biden is in landslide territory; another said don't count Trump out yet, Hillary Clinton was 10 to 15 points ahead a month before the 2016 election. Someone else said that the media were against Trump and someone else pointed out to the … Continue reading The great divide
So, at lunch time (Eastern Standard Time) today journalist Marci Ien announced that she wanted to be the Liberal Party's candidate to fill Bill Morneau's now vacant seat in the federal riding of Toronto Centre ... Well, I thought to myself, good for her! I don't think many people, believed that her political sympathies lay … Continue reading That was quick
Everyone needs to watch this video clip. The "question" is nothing but paid Liberal Party propaganda. The anti-Conservative bias is so evident that if the CRTC wasn't on the Liberal Party payroll, too, the CBC's TV broadcasting licences would all be pulled. It is past time to get government funding out of the Canadian media. … Continue reading Media bias
So, the awful stench of corruption which surrounded the Trudeau-Kielburger scam that would have seen $900 Million ~ yes, that just a few bucks short of a Billion dollars ~ given to the Kielburgers' charity to be used without parliament's oversight was too much even for a bought-and-paid-for media and someone had the good sense … Continue reading And then what?
I remarked, albeit only in passing, on the media's role in the campaign to persuade Canada that it should do a prisoner exchange: Meng Wanzhou for the “Two Michals,” Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. My comment was that the Globe and Mail's front page was devoted ~ item after item ~ to that issue. It … Continue reading A new front in Cold War 2.0
So, I saw, a few days ago, in a report in the Globe and Mail, that "The print media need extra sources of federal funding, as well as a new deal with foreign internet companies, to survive the economic shock brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher of The Globe and Mail has told … Continue reading Not a penny more
The Financial Times tracks the novel-coronavirus on a country-by-country basis. This chart shows three "first world" countries of similar populations: South Korea (51 million people in a small, densely populated space), Canada (37 million people in a HUGE area) and Australia (25 million people, also in a HUGE area): Does anyone with the brains that … Continue reading Why?
"“Truth be told, I don’t watch TV news. It’s cartoonish. I would no more sit and listen to Rosemary Barton than I’d watch the Polka Dot Door."" So said retired CBC correspondent Neil Macdonald. He was quoted by Mark Bonokoski in an article in the Toronto Sun. I agree with him. Perhaps it's an age … Continue reading It’s cartoonish
Just a few days ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to Canada, "Enough is enough. Go home and stay home." Essential trips only were allowed, he said. Provincial authorities were, specifically, warning Canadians not to go to the cottage for family gatherings over the Easter long weekend. Canadians were enjoined to wave to family members … Continue reading Is this the “Let them eat cake” moment?
Daniel Bernhard, Executive Director of the lobby group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, writing in The Star, says that "By some industry estimates, many of our major media outlets will fail within weeks. Starved of advertising revenues for years, the COVID-19 pandemic will deliver the final blow, especially for newspapers. And with the government now preparing … Continue reading Saving the Canadian media