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Montreal Simon: There’s a Reason They Call It the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

As you know, I frequently question the judgement of the hapless stooges who run the CBC.I question how they let a shabby tea bagger and climate change denier like Rex Murphy act like the high priest of Big Oil on The National, their flagship news progr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: There’s a Reason They Call It the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CBC Censoring More Of My Comments

The following is blog navel gazing that you probably won’t be interested in, but I’m keeping a record of it for my amusement. A change (probably in personnel) about 2 months ago at CBC has prompted them to start disabling (deleting) some of my comments on their news stories. A collection of them is below […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CBC Censoring More Of My Comments

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Apotheosis, Canonization, and Hagiography of Rob Ford

I feel sympathy for former Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his family, but watching a few minutes of the CBC news coverage of his funeral (it was on in the cafe where I had a coffee, and could not be avoided), I have to think, this man was, by all indicatio… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Apotheosis, Canonization, and Hagiography of Rob Ford

Politics, Re-Spun: Permanent Delusion, Rex Murphy and Rob Ford

I can’t watch this. I can’t. Rex Murphy’s ode to Rob Ford includes this quote: “Mr. Ford was one of the most remarkable ordinary people Toronto has ever produced.” Here’s another perspective; you decide: To create and solidify their base, Ford and his backers used a strategy that has proven successful elsewhere. It is a … Continue reading Permanent Delusion, Rex Murphy and Rob Ford

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Bill Longstaff: A long overdue budget break for the CBC

Of all the items in the new federal budget, the one that jumped out at me, and caused a whoop of delight, was the $675-million over five years of new investment in the CBC. For years, Mother Corp has been increasingly starved of funds—finally some … . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: A long overdue budget break for the CBC

Left Over: Un-Friendly Persuasion..Voter Fraud and the CBC’s Lazy, Hazy Reportage

Donald Trump persuading Republicans, but would lose to Hillary Clinton, polls suggest Republican front-runner could lose big to a Democrat, with Bernie Sanders even stronger than Clinton By Éric Grenier, for CBC News Posted: Mar 23, 2016 9:43 AM ET Last … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Un-Friendly Persuasion..Voter Fraud and the CBC’s Lazy, Hazy Reportage

Alberta Politics: Retired journalist’s call to privatize control of Legislature media access unlikely to defuse controversy for NDP

PHOTOS: Former Canadian Press journalist Heather Boyd, author of yesterday’s report on media accreditation and access to the Alberta Legislature. Below: Right-wing Internet commentator Ezra Levant, who started the controversy that led to Ms. Boyd’s… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Retired journalist’s call to privatize control of Legislature media access unlikely to defuse controversy for NDP

Dead Wild Roses: I Love The Smell of Equality in the Morning – Dress Codes for Women

Ahh, you can hear the faint hum of the patriarchal machinery gently whirr in the background as it gently churns out non-provocative titles such as this: “Sexy outfits for female staff may be discriminatory.” The unabashed use of the qualifier quickly raised this commentators eyebrow and raised the feminist lobes to a strong yellow alert. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: I Love The Smell of Equality in the Morning – Dress Codes for Women

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself

Please show you support democracy in Saskatchewan. Last Saskatchewan election, this happened instead thanks to our lackluster media ignoring the Greens who fielded a full slate of 58 candidates. A snooze fest of a debate took place, and CBC couldn’t find anyone not involved in the broadcast who watched it. Basically it had the viewership […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #CBCbehindthestory at UofR

CBC talking about how they cover stories. I’m trying to use: Facebook Vine Periscope Snapchat “johnkleinregina” YouTube Twitter Flickr WordPress ADDED: Soundcloud   ADDED: LIVE on #Periscope: How does a journalist build a story? @SheilaColesCBC & @JillMorganCBC are up at #CBCBehindTheSt… https://t.co/PxT9UQW1Cq — CBC Saskatchewan (@CBCSask) March 1, 2016 . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #CBCbehindthestory at UofR

Alberta Politics: Don Getty, premier who battled economic downturn much like today’s, among the last of Alberta’s Red Tory leaders

PHOTOS: Don Getty and Peter Lougheed, going places politically back in the day. Below: Mr. Getty again, and Mr. Lougheed , as professional football players with the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1950s, the former in an Eskimos photo, the latter in a shot sna… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Don Getty, premier who battled economic downturn much like today’s, among the last of Alberta’s Red Tory leaders

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Shutting out CTF would help Saskatchewan people tackle moral deficit

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation may not seem to consume many resources, but that’s an illusion. They occupy our newspapers. They occupy our newscasts. The amount of public time put into debating their hair brained theories has been significant over the decades. “Governments routinely increase spending by a percentage point or two. Shouldn’t they be able […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Shutting out CTF would help Saskatchewan people tackle moral deficit

Mind Bending Politics: Legacy News is Threatened By Lack of Ethics Not Subsidies

This week CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais ripped into journalism industry executives for asking for subsidies all while owning private yachts and helicopters. This statement has come while the CRTC has been holding hearings on the future of local journalism and TV, however spoiled executives are only part of the problem. A lack of enforcement by the CRTC on ethical regulations seems to be the other part of the problem with broadcast journalism. . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: Legacy News is Threatened By Lack of Ethics Not Subsidies

Alberta Politics: Fallout from the ‘Rebel Media’ brouhaha: maybe it’s time to abolish Alberta’s anachronistic Press Gallery

PHOTOS: A screenshot of some of the partisan materials sold on Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media website. Below: Another image of a sale item from The Rebel, in this case a T-shirt with the website’s logo on the back and a slogan supporting the Conservativ… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Fallout from the ‘Rebel Media’ brouhaha: maybe it’s time to abolish Alberta’s anachronistic Press Gallery

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: End Energy East

This is also how I feel about Energy East and similar pipeline projects. In the national discussion about our energy and transportation network future, if you don’t put chemistry before a constructed economy, the economy will fail. Comedian @mescottvrooman destroys Rick Mercer's Energy East rant https://t.co/SoKH1hxFab via @NatObserver — Jenny Uechi (@UechiVO) January 28, 2016 . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: End Energy East

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Julie Delahanty comments on Canada’s crisis of inequality and poverty. And Sean McElwee highlights how the ill-founded belief that income inequality is more a matter of merit than luck tends to lead people to ac… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Alberta Politics: ‘Kevinismus’ in Canada: Should Kevin O’Leary run to lead the sad-sack federal Conservatives?

PHOTOS: Kevin O’Leary, in a typical pose (CBC photo). Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and perpetual Alberta conservative leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk. Give Kevin O’Leary his due. At … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: ‘Kevinismus’ in Canada: Should Kevin O’Leary run to lead the sad-sack federal Conservatives?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Two Different Takes On Gas Prices

You can either lose your mind and your perspective: It’s not your imagination — gasoline prices in Canada should be a lot lower than they are right now. That’s according to Benjamin Reitzes, an economist at Bank of Montreal, who said the price Canadians pay at the pump should be a lot lower than it […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Two Different Takes On Gas Prices

Left Over: This Former Refugee Takes an Unsentimental Journey…

Senator Mobina Jaffer talks about the realities of refugee camps Jaffer tells Stephen Quinn about what she saw in her latest trip to the Middle East By On The Coast, CBC News Posted: Nov 21, 2015 8:00 AM PT Last Updated: … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: This Former Refugee Takes an Unsentimental Journey…

Alberta Politics: If we’d been paying attention, perhaps we wouldn’t be so shocked by the U of C’s corporate-influence scandal

PHOTOS: The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, conveniently located adjacent to the oil corporations’ towers in downtown Cowtown. Below: The writers of the notorious Alberta separatist Firewall Manifesto, which then-premier Ralph Klein wisely tossed into the garbage; Calgary School alumni and Firewall signa-Tories Stephen Harper, Tom Flanagan and Ted Morton in appropriate garb. […]

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Alberta Politics: Wildrose leader advocates a return to deep cuts and deep freezes for public services and public employees

PHOTOS: Opposition Leader Brian Jean holds forth on public jobs and public services during his Oct. 30 interview with the CBC. (Screenshot.) Below: Is this Mr. Jean’s idea of the future of Alberta’s public services? Below that: NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is starting to sketch out his party’s policies in […]

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Things Are Good: The Optimistic Environmentalist

David Boyd is sick of hearing doom and gloom when we talk about the climate and the environment. Sure, we’ve basically ruined this planet but there’s still good news out there and we can talk about the solutions. Indeed, we have the knowledge to save the planet and all we need to do is – do it!

When it comes to news about climate change and the environment, it has to be said that the vast majority of what you hear tends to be full of doom and gloom…our own show included.

In fact, it seems the more attention one (Read more…)

Left Over: Analysis or Paralysis? This Procto(r)ologist is Rambling….

ANALYSIS

Did B.C.’s memories of 1990s ‘fudge-it-budget’ hold key to NDP downfall? Winner may have been announced before B.C. polls closed, but province still influenced final result

By Jason Proctor, CBC News Posted: Oct 20, 2015 2:00 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015 4:46 AM PT

 

What a terminally stupid headline..let’s put this Socred/Lib lie to rest..there never was a fudge-it budget, and even the person who has the temerity to OK such a scurrilous headline knows it.. Our Island went all- but- May orange, and the only reason that the Libs won a (Read more…)

Left Over: Analysis or Paralysis? This Procto(r)ologist is Rambling….

ANALYSIS

Did B.C.’s memories of 1990s ‘fudge-it-budget’ hold key to NDP downfall? Winner may have been announced before B.C. polls closed, but province still influenced final result

By Jason Proctor, CBC News Posted: Oct 20, 2015 2:00 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015 4:46 AM PT

 

What a terminally stupid headline..let’s put this Socred/Lib lie to rest..there never was a fudge-it budget, and even the person who has the temerity to OK such a scurrilous headline knows it.. Our Island went all- but- May orange, and the only reason that the Libs won a (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42

I’ve long called for More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters, and CBC again disappoints.

Not much watchdog press left in Canada. No wonder people reject mainstream journalism for real reporting online.#cbc https://t.co/cWMUdIm5s3

— John MacDougall (@coircomann) October 2, 2015

Despite efforts by the major TV broadcasters, NDP have refused to participate in the debate. http://t.co/27cslTpKsu pic.twitter.com/VSgU1jGzWc

— Green Party Canada (@CanadianGreens) October 2, 2015

Nope. http://t.co/WdTIvqV82B @Blahaaron @josh_wingrove @acoyne uh the final election debate is next week..

— kady o'malley (@kady) October 2, 2015

My Feb. prediction, sadly is coming true.

The unethical fools (Read more…)