Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Problem With the Media May Not be Lack of Balance

In her book The Right is Wrong, Arianna Huffington devotes a chapter to the media’s search for truth, or abandonment of it, depending on how you look at it. Huffington is a former Republican who left the party when she realized that they had gone completely crazy.  If you recognize her name, it’s because she ...

Amusing Yahoo News story: Stephen Harper’s temper tantrum serves to alienate more Quebecers

Always good to see someone in the media lay the cards on the table, although ‘temper tantrum’ is a bit much. Most often, when you watch Stephen Harper at a news conference or on TV when he’s delivering a speech, it is like looking at a sphinx. You can’t really read him.  He could be ...

Harper appointment of Persichilli a taunt or misstep?

And the media goes right along with it. Ian Capstick is fine with it*. Insiders in the journalism community are chest out proud of one of their own (even more so than with Blatchford and her ‘courageous’ victimhood). Few have wondered what the reaction would be if the shoe were on the other hoof. Book ...

Canadian Progressive World: With Persichilli Appointment, PM Harper Shows Quebec The Political Middle Finger, Embraces The Ethnic Vote

Quebec will not be a priority for the Conservative Canadian Prime Minister during the next four years of his comfortable majority rule. That was the message Stephen Harper sent with his appointment this week of Angelo Persichilli as the new director of communications in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Persichilli, a former Toronto Star columnist, ...

Northern Reflections: Harper and Quebec

  The most telling detail about Stephen Harper’s appointment of Angelo Perischilli as his new Communications Director is that Perischilli doesn’t speak French. He may, indeed, be able to reach out to other linguistic communities. He has been, after all, the political editor of  Corriere Canadese. However, he reaches a much larger audience in The ...

Blunt Objects: Angelo Persichilli – Now An Official Partisan Hack

Yeah, can anyone honestly say they didn’t expect this? I can’t. Who would think to name him director of communications, though? He can barely write Addendum: Actually, I take that back. Angelo has some major ties to a lot of the ethnic-based media outlets in the country thanks to his position as the political bigwig ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Why Are we Allowing the Media to Write the Narrative?

I’ve found myself getting upset the past few days reading columns about the Harper majority. There is an overwhelming attempt to rewrite Stephen Harper’s political story. Angelo Persichilli tells us that yes Harper was in the Reform Party but left because “he was disappointed” in them. He left in part because of a power struggle ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: As a Political Analyst Angelo Persichilli Makes a Great Shoe Salesman

Angelo Persichilli finally came out of the closet a few months ago and admitted that he was indeed a Conservative. Phew! And I thought he was a liberal. Persichilli certainly isn’t the only right-wing columnist in the country, but at one time I thought I remembered enjoying his work. But that was a very long ...