Politics and its Discontents: In Which The Globe And Mail Continues To Service Its Ideological Master

Were it possible for a corporate entity to be appointed to the Senate, I am sure that The Globe and Mail would now be making its presence felt in the Red Chamber. Ever-constant friend to Stephen Harper, the paper with its cadre of ideological sycophants, John Ibbitson consistently leading that particular pack, has proven itself ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Globe And Mail Does It Again

The self-proclaimed newspaper of record once more proves itself to be Dear Leader’s biggest fan and most sycophantic press enabler as it sits down for a year-end burnishing of its idol’s ego. Due to my respect for readers’ sensibilities, I am not offering any excerpts from the ‘interview.’ Read it only if you have strong ...

Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s ‘Newspaper Of Record’ Further Debases Itself

Currently, The Globe and Mail, the hubristically self-proclaimed newspaper of record and Canada’s national newspaper, is embroiled in an ugly labour dispute with its workers. In a statement issued last week, Unifor, the union representing the workers, recommended members reject the company’s offer because it would weaken job security, reduce base pay for advertising sales ...

Politics and its Discontents: Justifying Poor Remuneration

Ever the big business apologist, The Globe and Mail, as reported by Operation Maple, had an article the other day by one of their newer hires, Leah Eichler, who essentially says that young workers today have it pretty good. Entitled For younger workers, perks trump pay, Eichler asserts that even though compensation may not be ...

Politics and its Discontents: Two Blogging Recommendations

With so many things of note to comment on, today is one of those days when, if I had the time, I suspect I would spend most of the day writing blog posts. Instead, allow me to direct your attention, if you haven’t already read them today, to Alison over at Creekside, and Owen at ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Home Run for Ibbitson

In his quest to become the top scorer in the Harper admiration society and ensure a much-coveted seat in the Red Chamber, John Ibbiston scores another home run in yet one more of his sycophantic endorsements of dear leader in today’s Globe. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Ethical Transgression Be Damned

One of the few journalists today holding the Harper regime to public account, Lawrence Martin, has a very interesting assessment of yesterday’s minimalist cabinet shuffle, and offers a rather damning indictment of the Conservatives’ ethical myopia at ipolitics.ca. The piece also offers the reader a sharp contrast to the Harper tribute presented over at Canada’s ...

Politics and its Discontents: Are Workers Paying For The Globe and Mail’s Sins?

I have to say that my heart rejoiced yesterday when I saw the news that Torstar, the parent company of The Toronto Star, has increased its quarterly earnings over the year by about 100%, an unequivocal confirmation that quality, in-depth journalism for the social good can still very much be a profitable enterprise in the ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Globe and Mail Pronounces on the NDP

Well, I guess the rest of us can stop thinking, now that John Stackhouse and the lads over at the Globe and Mail have done it for us. NDP: still not a credible alternative reads the title of their editorial. Could it be that ‘the paper of record’ which consistently and unabashedly endorses Harper each ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Latest Drivel From John Ibbitson

But they went a long way to containing the damage when Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in the House, and the election campaign chair Guy Giorno, on television, declared emphatically that the central campaign did not authorize or know of any deceptions, including alleged harassing calls from people purporting to speak for the Liberal Party who ...