PostArctica: Walk # 4 – Miron

I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you’re in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Death in the Peace-Wildlife Devastated

It’s well worth it to pause for a moment, read this devastating report, think on it, and if if grabs you as it did me, demand to see your MLA & MP, and raise Read more…

The Disaffected Lib: Mein Gott, This Actually Got On FOX News?

You gotta give it to Shep Smith.

Dead Wild Roses: When CNN trumps Fox News for Bullshit – Black Holes and Missing Planes.

Hey media friends, did you all just here that slight popping noise?  That was my cerebral cortex disconnecting itself from all of its higher functions after viewing this lovely clip on CNN about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.  This is what happens when news is cobbled together out of speculation, innuendo and whatever the editors ...

Eclectic Lip: Very amateur investing, yellow-tinted glasses edition

(originally written Oct 2, 2011.  Part of Great Upload of 2013.) I find it amusing that, while many of my fellow Vancouverites are attending places of worship this Sunday morning, I’m taking a break from work to muse about money, that root of all kinds of evil.  🙂 Right now, the stock market is a ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature). Below ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Media, Monopoly and Marxism.

I had a discussion on Facebook today, with someone who disagreed with socialism, yet supported clearly socialist ideas and policies, as I find so often. A reply by someone to the original Facebook post stated fascism and socialism were wrong, as well as all monopolies (as monopolies were assumed to be fascist in nature). Below ...

The Disaffected Lib: FOX News Mouthpiece Dismisses Rape in US Military

This FOX News correspondent has a message to US women soldiers who fall victim to rape – enough already.   And, of course, she kept her job at FOX.        

DeSmogBlog: Monckton Pitches ‘Fox News Australia’ Idea To Mining Magnate, Seeks ‘Super-Rich’ Backers

monckton_boardroom.jpg BACK in July last year in a boardroom of a western Australian free-market think tank, the extrovert British climate change sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton was holding court. The topic for discussion? How to better capture the Australian media to help push a right wing, free-market and climate sceptic agenda. At the time, Lord Monckton was in ...

Excited Delirium: 70% Agree: Occupy Wall Street Reflects Their Concerns About Corporate Greed

A FOX poll (yes, FOX) reflects what we’re all thinking: it’s time for corporations to pony up.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: GOP Google/Fox Debate

For those who didn’t watch the “debate” last night on TV or participate online, TPM provides a one minute highlight reel of instantly forgettable soundbites: Aside from the unremitting craziness of the GOP hopefuls on stage, Google and Fox set a new standard in terms of the interactive online format that could well become the ...

Fox edits out Alec Baldwin phone hacking joke. Baldwin walks. Nimoy replaces.

Good for Baldwin. Bad for Fox. We lose. The reason for the edit is that Fox takes ‘phone hacking very seriously’ and didn’t want to ‘make light’ of the situation. Sure. EXCLUSIVE: The opening video for tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards on News Corp-owned Fox was supposed to feature 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin playing a ...

The Disaffected Lib: FOX – Murdoch’s Crown Jewel

 What do FOX News and North Korea have in common?   Possibly, quite a bit. Rupert Murdoch’s American crown jewel apparently has a very dark underbelly, at least according to Dan Cooper, FOX managing editor in 1996.   Dan Cooper spoke out in a 1997 article about Roger Ailes, FOX president.  He said FOX ran a “war ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Any of you feel sorry for Rupert Murdoch?

Poor guy. Some “rogue” employees at News of The World decide to hack into some phones, and he’s forced to shutter the 148 year old tabloid (the first newspaper he bought, incidentally), plus his bid to buy a majority bid into SkyNews (the major competitor to the BBC) gets scuttled as well. I’m broken up ...