BigCityLib Strikes Back: Krista Erickson Looks Like Ann Coulter, And Other Things We Learned About Mark Steyn’s Toronto Appearance Without Actually Going

Last night, Mark Steyn–the U.S. author whose writings served as the inspiration for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik–performed in Toronto for a small crowd of mostly white geezers: A good time was had by all, and several people laughed so hard their dentures flew out. Randy Hillier showed up: And I must say I’d never noticed ...

Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . ...

LFR’s half-assed predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until 2013. Instead of ...

My five minutes watching Sun News Network. Plus, what does it take to be an SNN host?

Apparently, this. Jacqui’s television credits include co- hosting “Argos Access” with Michael “Pinball” Clemons, hosting “Dancing at the Palais” on Women’s Television Network, host/reporter on Sportsnet Ontario, co-hosting a late night talk show on Toronto One and until recently she anchored the daily Current Affairs show “Canoe Live” on Sun TV before . . . ...

What does it take to be a Sun News Network host?

Apparently, this. Jacqui’s television credits include co- hosting “Argos Access” with Michael “Pinball” Clemons, hosting “Dancing at the Palais” on Women’s Television Network, host/reporter on Sportsnet Ontario, co-hosting a late night talk show on Toronto One and until recently she anchored the daily Current Affairs show “Canoe Live” on Sun TV before being promoted to ...

John Doyle’s most irritating TV people of 2011

I’m beginning to think that John Doyle is Canada’s best social critic. His job may be to cover TV but his columns cut through the bullshit of so much more. It’s as if he’s talking for those of us on the outside without any national voice, a voice currently dominated by the very people Doyle ...

BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: “Libaries (sic) cause cancer”

Well, not the real Sun News Network. But 22 Minutes’ Geri Hall does a bang-on impression of a Krista Erickson Fox News North type host ‘quizzing’ Margaret Atwood. It goes something like this: Host: “Don’t libaries (sic) cause cancer”? Atwood: “Of course not”. Host “Oh, I didn’t realize you were a medical doctor? Are you a ...

BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: "Liberries cause cancer"

Well, not the real Sun News Network. But 22 Minutes’ Geri Hall does a bang-on impression of a Krista Erickson Fox News North type host ‘quizzing’ Margaret Atwood. It goes something like this: Host: “Don’t liberries cause cancer”?Atwood: “Of course not”.Host “Oh, I didn’t realize you were a medical doctor? Are you a medical doctor”?Atwood: ...

Sun News Network and the emasculation of the North American right wing

I haven’t had that much exposure to Fox News North but from what I’ve seen there’s obviously something fishy happening at that network which is symptomatic of a bigger issue with the North American right-wing male of the species. Listening to Brian Lilley’s chipmunk voice or recoiling from Mark Bonokoski’s lispy spittle or laughing at ...

Sun News Network and the emasculation of the North American right wing

I haven’t had that much exposure to Fox News North but from what I’ve seen there’s obviously something fishy happening at that network which is symptomatic of a bigger issue with the North American right-wing male of the species. Listening to Brian Lilley’s chipmunk voice or recoiling from Mark Bonokoski’s lispy spittle or laughing at ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Why Sun Media Quit The Ontario Press Council

Some speculation from John Miller (several weeks old, but not reported elsewhere as far as I know): Sun Media’s stated reasons for pulling out are as misleading and full of holes as some of its breezy tabloid news stories. I’m told the breaking point came earlier this month when Sun executives showed up bristling with ...

Conservatives: controlling the message is paramount even when it’s art

With echoes of Krista Erickson snaking her arms in imitation of dance, Harper is doing his own particular jig to stop artist Franke James from expressing her view of the Conservatives’ dismantling of environmental controls. James is the victim of the Con machine trying to silence her work by doing everything in its power behind the backs of Canadians ...

Fox News North In Trouble–Again!

First, Remember this? If you don’t care to view all of it, it was basically Krista Erikson in her best Harper blue dress berating Montreal dancer and long time cultural icon, Margie Gillis on her Fox News North show.  How she would flail her arms, basically mocking dancers, twist Ms. Gillis’ words around, and yes, ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Fox News North In Dutch With CBSC

I’ve never played through the youtube clip of  that interview Sun TV’s Krista Erickson did with interpretive dancer Margie Gillis, but I’d already been told that it got the Canadian arts community up in arms.  Apparently, more up in arms than I’d ever imagined.  From the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council: This note is directed to those ...