Dead Wild Roses: When Isn’t Slamming Fox News Fun?

You’d think they would get tired being wrong and laughed at all the time, but, they get full marks for their tenacious grasp on Stupid streaked with partisan politics, of course.   Filed under: Media Tagged: Debunking Fox News, Fox News, Media Fail

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 ...

Oh Peggy, Your Anti-Quebec Bias Is Showing!

Peggy Wente first goes into her commentary over Patrick Brazeau and Justin Trudeau’s boxing match last week-end and saying that Justin Trudeau would not be a good leader for the Liberals, because the west hates his dad, yadda! yadda! yadda.  Yes, I’m sure Peggy would be one of the first to go ga . . ...

Don Martin woes: When telling Dimitri Soudas and Bell boss to “go fuck yourselves” can get you suspended from CTV.

Don Martin: badass I would have loved to been a fly on the glass. I wonder how many free speech warriors from the right will race to Don Martin’s defence? Don Martin, the new Canadian hero. Speaking for the rest of us. Cross posted at Let Freedom . . . → Read More: Don Martin ...

Word to Peggy Wente And Comic Relief: A Cheesy Cartoon And Latest From Montreal Icons, Bowser and Blue

Keep thinking you live in a democracy, dear. What’s happened to my country? I went away for a couple of weeks and all hell broke loose. I came back to find that someone named Poutine stole the last election. At first I thought this was a typo, that they meant Putin. Go . . . ...

What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences than the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s of . . . ...

Five advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

After Limbaugh called the woman refused at place at Darrell Issa’s birth control table ”slut” and “prostitute”, the media and the progressive blogosphere and even Republican presidential contenders (save Romney who just couldn’t bring himself to criticize Limbaugh – Bain Capital co-owns Limbaugh’s broadcaster) denounced Limbaugh’s remarks. Now, thanks to social media, five advertisers have quit Limbaugh. Problem is, . . . ...

Globe & Mail dips its toes into Robogate

Globe & Mail editorial office The Globe & Mail, that dusty old Miss Havisham of a newspaper, has been notably silent on the Robogate scandal, dancing around it like a wounded Dervish. It has yielded the floor to another Conservative publication, the National Post of all papers, to take the ball and . . . ...

L. Ian MacDonald quacks: “Even if there were robocalls, Stephen Harper won fair and square”

Old MacDonald had a wank I, L. Jymn Parrett, almost spit a mouth full of Cazadores over my PC reading that headline from Postmedia. The lede is just as good: “Dirty tricks are nothing new in politics. Sometimes they’re even part of the fun.” I realize that modern journalism is like reading a . . . ...

Long-time Conservative operative Keith Beardsley demonizes social media

Shorter Keith Beardsley: Social media is full of dirty fucking hippies who are not nice to Conservatives. You know what I find the most egregious about our Conservative-dominated media? It’s the pearl clutching of its older, more established journalists and op-ed political operatives when it comes to social media. Here’s a guy, one . . . ...

Perfect combo: Pamela Geller and Ezra Levant on Zombie Muhammad. Sharia!

I was scouring Memorandum last night and I see Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller is posting about her convo with Ezra Levant on Sun News (she calls it ‘Sun TV’). The subject is a topic I blogged about earlier: a Pennsylvania judge dismissed charges against a man for assaulting another because the victim, an atheist, . . . ...

Why Did Bob Rae Apologize?

  Indeed! Why the hell did you, Mr. Rae?  So it was a Liberal staffer behind the Twitter moniker of vikileaks.  So? Glad someone was fighting back. Also, once again, with feeling, boys ‘n’ girls, @vikileaks didn’t use documents that weren’t already public record. In fact, anyone who would bother to look, . . . ...

The new Conservative journalism: we really want to get to the bottom of Robogate. Stop laughing. We do!

Funny how fast Canadian Conservative writers and operatives can turn on the ethics charm offensive as they quickly close their bag of dirty tricks and begin concern trolling for truth and transparency when it looks good for them. Stephen Taylor and Tim Powers, Conservative writers both, have shown sudden concern about the ethics . . ...

US cable and the contraception debate. Male guests dominate the airwaves 2 to 1 over females.

Last week, at the height of the kerfuffle over Obama’s regulation to include free birth control in health insurance plans, cable news networks featured an overwhelming number of males. Out of a total of 146 guests who discussed contraception, the cables invited 91 men compared to 55 women as commentators. In other . . . ...

Flat Earthers, here’s an event you don’t want to miss. Breakfast with Rex Murphy.

You have to wonder about these big-time charitable foundations. Last week we discovered that the much-heralded Susan G. Komen Foundation was nothing but a front for rabid right wingers and Republican henchmen. Now I see the Heart & Stroke Foundation here in Vancouver is hosting abreakfast with Rex “Never Had a Heart and Never . . . ...

Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

If you ever wanted to combine the worst of Conservatism – that frothy mixture of deceit, barely-veiled racism and amoral opportunism – look no further than the perfect marriage of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Fox News North. Six federal bureaucrats were drafted to pose as new Canadians for a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony broadcast . . . ...

Vic Danger – Third Eye. Toews doesn’t know ‘statistics’. But he sure knows fear.

Vic Toews doesn’t let reality get in the way of a good ideology (emphasis mine). “I don’t know if the statistics demonstrate that crime is down,” he said. “I’m focused on danger.” Toews said his concern is that the public is in danger as long as criminals walk the streets. The government’s crime . . . → Read More: ...

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking? Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of . . . ...

The Pension Plan fiasco. Who cares? There are few jobs for someone 60, let alone 65 or 67.

I’ve been watching bemusedly – and with no little horror – the arguments waged between elite media types, celebrated authors and lowly bloggers over Stephen Harper’s hint about raising the qualification for old age pension from 65 to 67. It’s all academic, literally. What’s not being considered in these finely-wrought debates . . . → Read ...

Tanker Safety

There is much talk these days about the safety of transporting bitumen via tankers in the Douglas Channel and out into Hecate Straight.  The proponentspimps of the project insist that technology is just wonderful and there will be the utmost care taken to avoid the unthinkable, a catastrophic spill on the pristine North . . ...

From a First Nation contrarian: Breaking the spell, a call for unification NOW | rabble.ca

From a First Nation contrarian: Breaking the spell, a call for unification NOW | rabble.ca. Filed under: Aboriginal Issues, Media Fail., Progressives

Canada’s Energy Future

     Pressure mounts in the Media, as Canadian Petroleum Producers bombard us with propaganda to forcefeed the Northern Gateway Pipeline and it’s associated Tanker traffic in the most dangerous and pristine water ways in the world.  Across Canada, you are being told by the Press that the majority of British Columbians support a . . ...

Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Operation Maple has been doing a yeoman’s job in pointing out the main pillars of Canada’s Conservative media monopoly. So far OM has grappled with the following behemoths of industry: Sun Media Corporation Bell Canada Enterprises The Rogers Dynasty Irving Media Shaw Media And now at number 6, OM tackles . . . → Read More: Operation ...

Scott Stinson’s alternate universe. “Stephen Harper said voters didn’t care about partisan tactics. He was right”.

Stinson neglects to mention all those negative ads from the Cons broadcast for months personally attacking Michael Ignatieff and his family, part of a message machine which almost single-handedly conned the Canadian public into voting a Harper majority. Does he mention 90 percent of our media went after ‘Iggy’ on behalf of . . . → ...

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 . . ...