Sun Media’s second tier rag drops its panties, Bill Tieleman edition

You all know the Sun newspapers. Some of you may even know the seldom-viewed TV ‘news’ version. But all of you know Sun’s most insidious publication, the ’24’ freebies forced in your face on your way to work. You can’t avoid these hawkers, shoving newspapers practically in your mouth with a look of desperation that reeks of, ...

Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

If you ever wanted to combine the worst of Conservatism – that frothy mixture of deceit, barely-veiled racism and amoral opportunism – look no further than the perfect marriage of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Fox News North. Six federal bureaucrats were drafted to pose as new Canadians for a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony broadcast . . . ...

Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

If you ever wanted to combine the worst of Conservatism – that frothy mixture of deceit, barely-veiled racism and amoral opportunism – look no further than the perfect marriage of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Fox News North. Six federal bureaucrats were drafted to pose as new Canadians for a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony ...

Vancouver Observer: Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

I’ve made the domination of Canada’s right-wing media the centrepiece of this blog. Sometimes I wonder why. Those posts are the least travelled, the least linked of any on this blog. I guess the blogging community has other things to talk about. As for the media, it certainly doesn’t want to spoil its . . ...

Vancouver Observer: Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

I’ve made the domination of Canada’s right-wing media the centrepiece of this blog. Sometimes I wonder why. Those posts are the least travelled, the least linked of any on this blog. I guess the blogging community has other things to talk about. As for the media, it certainly doesn’t want to spoil its own party. ...

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking? Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of . . . ...

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking? Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of the fact that ...

Media Matters: US media favoured Keystone XL proponents over opponents by wide margin

No surprise here. With the exceptions of USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, every news outlet included in this study quoted or hosted more people in favor of the pipeline than opposed. That’s just the US media. You can comfortably posit that the coverage in the largely conservative Canadian media to be far more ...

Gerry Nicholls snaps the ball. NCC prez Peter Coleman punts. Hilarity ensues. UPDATED

(Scroll down for scrumptious update.) Here’s the first assignment for the Globe & Mail’s new Public Editor Sylvia Stead. Explain to non-partisan Canadian citizens why the venerable grey lady is publishing a Conservative loyalist like Gerry Nicholls who regularly spreads his extreme right-wing propaganda in rags like the Sun empire, National Post and the Frum/Worthington Huffington Post Canada? Stead, tell . . ...

Canada’s ‘Post-Partisan Pundit’ Gerry Nichols’ keeps wankin’ on

Here’s the first assignment for the Globe & Mail’s new Public Editor Sylvia Stead. Explain to the non-partisan Canadian citizens why it is publishing a Harper loyalist and hate merchant who regularly spreads his extreme right-wing filth in rags like the Sun empire, National Post and Huffington Post Canada? Why it is allowing a Conservative agent ...

Media’s anti-Occupy stance revealed. More than half of Canadians support the movement.

By reading 90% of the Canadian media, you’d have thought the people who Occupied cities across Canada and the world were unemployable dirty fucking hippies intent on violence and rape. Seems a majority of Canadians – and most of the world – still do not share the media’s jaundiced view of the mostly young people who pitched tents . . ...

Media’s anti-Occupy stance revealed. More than half of Canadians support the movement.

By reading 90% of the Canadian media, you’d have thought the people who Occupied cities across Canada and the world were unemployable dirty fucking hippies intent on violence and rape. Seems a majority of Canadians – and most of the world – do not share the media’s jaundiced view of the mostly young people who pitched ...

Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Operation Maple has been doing a yeoman’s job in pointing out the main pillars of Canada’s Conservative media monopoly. So far OM has grappled with the following behemoths of industry: Sun Media Corporation Bell Canada Enterprises The Rogers Dynasty Irving Media Shaw Media And now at number 6, OM tackles . . . → Read More: Operation ...

Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Operation Maple has been doing a yeoman’s job in pointing out the main pillars of Canada’s Conservative media monopoly. So far OM has grappled with the following behemoths of industry: Sun Media Corporation Bell Canada Enterprises The Rogers Dynasty Irving Media Shaw Media And now at number 6, OM tackles the most elusive of all the ...

Globe & Mail editors pick Harper majority as story of the year

Globe editors relax in Florida for prescribed vacay following another Con victory party To celebrate, Globe editors put aside their crutches and patronizing air to low five each other over cocktails and wienies. No report on the obligatory congratulatory call from Stephen Harper although rumours of an army of nurses in attendance have . . . ...

Globe & Mail editors pick Harper majority as story of the year

To celebrate, the Globe editors put aside their crutches and patronizing air to low five each other over cocktails and wienies. No report on the obligatory congratulatory call from Stephen Harper although rumours of an army of nurses in attendance have surfaced.

The Gang of Seven

Canada’s thug-like Conservative-leaning media gets called out here, beginning with Sun Media. “Yo Kory, I can trust you to push my agenda, right?” “Sure, boss, just like Postmedia, right?” As progressive bloggers, this is what we need to be doing far more of. Right wingers in the USA waged a massive campaign for more than ...

Media Democracy Days panel with Elizabeth May, Libby Davies and Hedy Fry

Because I don’t converse about politics or media with family and friends (they don’t even know I blog, let alone being a progressive), it was refreshing to hear articulate voices speaking about the media, politics and sexism with such calm, compelling force. One couldn’t help feeling a little more empowered. There are times in this ...