Politics and its Discontents: The Globe and Mail: A Study in Vindictiveness

As one well-acquainted with the scourge of depression and the toll it takes on both the sufferer and his/her family, it was with great interest that I recently read Jan Wong’s account of her struggle with the disease in Out of the Blue. In what I view as an act of personal courage, the former ...

Alberta Diary: Journalists found guilty of ethical breaches really shouldn’t lecture on journalistic ethics

People who live in glass houses next door to used car lots shouldn’t … Below: Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, the Globe’s disclaimer. S’cuse me! We ex-journalists are permitted to do whatever we like! And if Prime Minister Thomas Mulcair wants to appoint me to the Senate, I’m taking the job! The same thing ...

Politics and its Discontents: Social Media and Margaret Wente

About two years ago, I wrote a blog post explaining why we cancelled our subscription to The Globe and Mail. At the same time, I sent an email with a link to the post to Globe editor-in-chief John Stackhouse, suggesting that if he wanted to know why he had lost a long-term subscriber, he should ...

Politics and its Discontents: ‘I Am Not A Crook’

In words eerily echoing Richard Nixon’s famous “I’m not a crook” declaration, Globe and Mail plagiarist Margaret Wente truculently writes the following in her still extant column: I’m far from perfect. I make mistakes. But I’m not a serial plagiarist. What I often am is a target for people who don’t like what I write. ...

Politics and its Discontents: Agitation At The Globe and Mail Continues

In the throes of some form of political delirium tremens since Thomas Mulcair’s election as leader of the NDP, the Globe and Mail has apparently lost its lexicographical grasp, describing three resignations from the party with the following hyperbole: Communications director joins NDP exodus under Mulcair Expect more of the same as panic continues at ...