Tory Taber wanks on for the Conservatives. Again.

Whatever they pay her is not enough. Jane Taber has made quite a reputation for herself as a hagiographer for women – Conservative women, that is. Today, Taber doubles down on Lisa Raitt whilst adding Rona Ambrose to the mix. It’s not so much that Taber and the Globe love to exalt Conservatives but it is that Taber does so with ...

2011 turning out to be good year for women elected to Congress

Especially for Democratic women. It’s an under-reported story of 2011, and one that advocates of Democratic women say could be part of the story of the more feisty Democratic party that has emerged in recent months. Let’s breakdown the history. Heading into the 2010 elections, there were 73 women in the House (including Democrats and ...

Tory Taber wanks on for the Conservatives. Again.

Whatever they pay her is not enough. Jane Taber has made quite a reputation for herself as a hagiographer for women – Conservative women, that is. Today, Taber doubles down on Lisa Raitt whilst adding Rona Ambrose to the mix. It’s not so much that Taber and the Globe love to exalt Conservatives but it is that Taber does ...

Tory Taber, fresh off Hoeppner tribute, soars the friendly skies with Lisa Raitt

Jasmine honey, get the fuck out of the way. I’ve got a new assistant. Hi, Jane! It never ends with our little Jane Taber. Her job as she knows it is to do one thing: shill her ass off for the Conservative party. Her assignment this month it seems is to pump up the lesser ...

Jane Taber and Candy Hoeppner Are Now Into Fiction: Part 2–Inconsistencies Between Scrapping C-391 And Tough On Crime Agenda

Part 2 doesn’t really have anything to do with Janie Taber’s little apparent attempt at fiction regarding Candy getcherguns Hoeppner’s little ego trip, but it did raise questions in mind like how does stripping away at gun control square with a tough on crime agenda? How does the meme of not wanting to “make criminals ...

Jane Taber and Candy Hoeppner Are Now Into Fiction: Part 1– Diabolical Wedgie Games: The Politics

Yes, Jane Taber is all ga ga giddy, again, for her precious Harpercons and this time it’s over her new girlfriend, Candy getchergun Hoeppner.  Boys ‘n’ girls, Janie is all ga ga giddy this time because she is of the belief that Candy getcherguns Hoeppner, and she alone, is responsible for collapsing the Liberal vote ...

Tory Taber channels Sarah Palin. Profiles Candice Hoeppner as Joan of Arc of kaboom!

  You can always trust Jane Taber to be the model of journalism. Modern journamalism, that is. You know, anonymous sources, cloying coverage of conservatism, condescending dismissals of everything else, Maureen Dowdish overuse of cutesy words to make a point and plenty of dubious claims that resemble neither fact nor reality. That’s my Jane Taber ...

Accidental Deliberations: Jack Layton Links

I won’t try to catalogue all of the writing about Jack Layton’s passing today, but here are a few pieces worth a look… – Steven Staples concludes that Layton’s reputation will rank him second only to the leader who first drew him to the NDP among Canada’s political figures. – As easy as it is ...

Accidental Deliberations: On areas of agreement

Of course, one can’t expect Jane Taber’s coverage to note the flip side to the Cons’ strategic distractions. But while Taber hands her report over to Con spinners for a typical dose of NDP concern trolling, let’s note that there’s more common ground than reason for disagreement between Quebec and the rest of Canada when ...

No Jane Taber, Harper is NOT reinventing ‘patriotism’ in Canada

He is destroying Canada’s greatest and most loved attributes that used to define us around the world – “the Charter, the flag, peacekeeping and multiculturalism”. Instead Harper is hawking war, exploitation of minorities and the poor and an unseemly devotion to US and British heritage. Taber does her best Harper fluffing by continually tying the NDP ...

No Jane Taber, Harper is NOT reinventing ‘patriotism’ in Canada

He is destroying Canada’s greatest and most loved attributes that used to define us around the world – “the Charter, the flag, peacekeeping and multiculturalism”. Instead Harper is hawking war, exploitation of minorities and the poor and an unseemly devotion to US and British heritage. Taber does her best Harper fluffing by continually tying the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Lawrence Martin slams the proliferation of gratuitous surveillance on citizens, with a particular focus on the Cons’ “lawful access” legislation: In Canada, the impact, while far less egregious, has been profound enough. Here 9/11 has served as the enabler of a new security and surveillance mindset. What happened ...

Harper loves movies! Jane Taber’s desperate fluff piece to make our PM seem human.

He loves cats! He loves pop music! Now we learn our beloved leader loves movies, too! Not only that, Stephen’s a ‘cinephile’ (no not that, you dirty mind). Dear Jane Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the party. XXOO Conservative Party of Canada

Accidental Deliberations: Burning questions

Since when does a faction of the Cons get to declare that Denise Savoie should stand down as a candidate for speaker for their own benefit? And if Lee Richardson and his supporters were genuinely concerned about Andrew Scheer’s inexperience (rather than merely wanting to make a power grab at the NDP’s expense), wouldn’t they ...

Jack Layton, Just Like the Rest of ‘em

Jack Layton just finished telling Craig Oliver that he thought what young Brigitte DePape did was wrong. He basically said that while he and the rest of ‘em are striving for that all polite decorum, she was disrespectful. Like Carolynn Bennett and Dizzy Miss Lizzy, ol’ Jack basically said that while he is just fine ...

Jane Taber’s Most Recent Idiocy

Jane Taber has truly abandoned any semblance of balanced and fair reporting in the article she wrote on Thursday entitled “Why must Ignatieff cajole by-election volunteers?“. In the article, she suggests that the LPC is somehow having to bribe volunteers in order to get their help.  So let’s take a step back and examine just ...