BigCityLib Strikes Back: Lauten On Dale Vs. Ford

A good piece, especially where he discusses what sounds like it will be Ford’s line of defense: A further distinction without a difference is the suggestion that in speaking with Black Ford was merely “reliving the moment” when he confronted Dale and expressing what he was thinking at the time. The facts as found by ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Lesson In Humility For The Good Lord?

While I readily admit to not having wasted my time watching Conrad Black’s interview with Toronto’s pretend-mayor, I did take special delight in the dressing-down he received at the hands of As It Happens’ Carol Off, as noted yesterday. One hopes that he learned something about real journalism from the encounter. Today, two Star letter-writers ...

Montreal Simon: Rob Ford: The Day the Bully Met his Match

Hallelujah !!! We have our David Daniel. Somebody has finally stood up to the ghastly Con Goliath Rob Ford. Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale has served Mayor Rob Ford with a libel notice over comments the mayor made during a televised interview earlier this week. Mr. Dale published a statement on the Star’s website Thursday ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Good Lord Gets His Comeuppance

Those who, over the years, have grown weary of the pretentious blather of Conrad Black, the lord and baron much put upon by the requirement that he be subject to the same laws that bind mere mortals, may take some delight in the lesson in real journalism given him by As It Happens’ Carol Off. ...

Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: 2013 CJPAC Action and “Buttgate”

The Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC) hosted its ACTION Party on March 8, 2013 at the Arcadian Court. Justin Trudeau and Omar Ha-Redeye Marc Garneau and Omar Ha-Redeye Omar Ha-Redeye and Kirsty Duncan Omar Sharif Jr and Omar Ha-Redeye Rob Ford and Omar Ha-Redeye An incident at the event involving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Absurdity Continues

I feel just a tad guilty writing this post today, given that world events are of their usual dire nature, the slaughter of protesting Syrian students by a brutal and repressive regime not the least of them. Nonetheless, I will deal briefly with a more parochial issue, the brutal and repressive regime operating out of ...

Politics and its Discontents: Rob Ford Issues Fatwa Against Star Reporter Daniel Dale

Now this is reaching absurdist proportions, even for the political circus that Toronto has become under its buffoon/mayor, Rob Ford. Recommend this Post

Chris Tindal: Rob Ford’s behavior does matter, and it diminishes us all

When Rob Ford was accused of being drunk and belligerent at a Leafs game and asking a stranger if he wanted his wife to “get raped and shot,” he lied and said he wasn’t even at the game. When he was asked by the Toronto Sun if U.S. police had charged him with possession of ...