Left Over: You Can Handle the Truth…..

Jewish Voice for Peace   This is an excellent introduction for those who do not understand the issue..should be required viewing in every high school in Europe and North America (USA and Canada) so that over time education does what the limited means of Palestinians cannot..that is, educate the next generation in the reality of ...

Left Over: Composure Under Pressure…..

I am trying with  great difficulty to ignore the current campaign for a new Parliament and, if there is any justice, a  new PM. I have been also trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stop comparing and contrasting (thanks so much to all my Uni  profs. who beat that concept into my head….)  my own reality with ...

Left Over: Composure Under Pressure…..

I am trying with  great difficulty to ignore the current campaign for a new Parliament and, if there is any justice, a  new PM. I have been also trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stop comparing and contrasting (thanks so much to all my Uni  profs. who beat that concept into my head….)  my own reality with ...

Left Over: Take a Propaganda at this Ridiculous Headline….

Spin Cycle: Is the NDP’s proposed corporate tax hike a ‘job killer’? Liberals, Conservatives decry NDP plan to raise corporate tax rate to 17% from 15% By Ira Basen, CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2015 3:22 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015 3:32 PM ET Who wrote that headline, some-under-assistant from the  Tory propaganda division ...

Left Over: Take a Propaganda at this Ridiculous Headline….

Spin Cycle: Is the NDP’s proposed corporate tax hike a ‘job killer’? Liberals, Conservatives decry NDP plan to raise corporate tax rate to 17% from 15% By Ira Basen, CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2015 3:22 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015 3:32 PM ET Who wrote that headline, some-under-assistant from the  Tory propaganda division ...

Left Over: Powerful Boys Caught With Illicit Toys….

Today (August 24, 2015) no referring back to any specific  media  stuff…only some thoughts on  something in the news  that  makes me crazy…and no, this time, it isn’t Stephen Harper… I am  listening to the  news while on the computer, and the story about the Ashley Madison  hack  is being trumpeted as the possible cause ...

Left Over: Powerful Boys Caught With Illicit Toys….

Today (August 24, 2015) no referring back to any specific  media  stuff…only some thoughts on  something in the news  that  makes me crazy…and no, this time, it isn’t Stephen Harper… I am  listening to the  news while on the computer, and the story about the Ashley Madison  hack  is being trumpeted as the possible cause ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Clearest Alternative, Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

The G&M must be loathe to report stories like this. But the NDP are so much in the lead and seen as the party of clear change, that they have no choice. But, that doesn’t stop them from trying to tilt the story in the Conservatives favour. Let’s take a look at where the G&M ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Clearest Alternative Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

The G&M must be loathe to report stories like this. But the NDP are so much in the lead and seen as the party of clear change, that they have no choice. But, that doesn’t stop them from trying to tilt the story in the Conservatives favour. Let’s take a look at where the G&M ...

Left Over: Why Would the Opposition Take Debate?

Federal election 2015: Conservative move on election debates raises questions Forget philosophical battles over free-market democracy – how, exactly, is this going to work? By Kady O’Malley, Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: May 17, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 17, 2015 5:00 AM ET   Big whoop..no one watches anyway, and Harper is so ...

drive-by planet: Obama’s Estonia claim that ‘Russia trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century’ funny and wrong

Since the crisis in Ukraine made the headlines Russia has been cast as the villain with predictable stereotypes and misconceptions about things Russian showing up on MSM. From a Russian perspective a lot of it must seem clueless, tiresome or outright offensive but such “insights” add to a tabloid narrative that gets very little critical ...

drive-by planet: Pro-Kiev radicals linked to lethal attack on Trade Unions House in Odessa: MSM avoids placing blame

Top: Molotov cocktail being thrown at Trade Unions building Odessa Bottom left: A ‘jumper’ tries to escape the inferno The forty-six people who died in the fire that engulfed the Trade Unions House in Odessa on Friday were victims of an assault on the building by pro-Kiev radicals, a number of whom lobbed Molotov cocktails. ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

This article in the Toronto Star points to the voters as those solely to blame for Rob Ford being elected. I disagree. The voters are partially to blame, but there were other major factors. 1) The MediaThe Media is very much to blame for the election of Rob Ford. During the election campaign they, pretty ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: No One To Blame For Rob Ford But The Media And Ignorance

This article in the Toronto Star points to the voters as those solely to blame for Rob Ford being elected. I disagree. The voters are partially to blame, but there were other major factors. 1) The MediaThe Media is very much to blame for the election of Rob Ford. During the election campaign they, pretty ...

Cowichan Conversations: Canadian Taxpayer Federation Exposed! In running for ‘Turfy Award’

  Richard Hughes-Political Blogger You have to hand it to the ‘Right Wing Nuts.’ when. The smallest gaggle of true believers seem able to attracting funding and dispense their gospel broadly throughout the MSM without a murmur of questioning, measuring or guaging its’ accuracy or value. In Canada we are home to a number of ...

Cowichan Conversations: The Canadian Conversation is Not One Dimensional-But The MSM Is! *Updated*

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The concentrated ownership of the corporate media has created predictable, dull and unreliable sources of news and information. Canadians have seen their once diverse ‘Mainstream Media’ devolve into a homogeneous blur too often failing to reflect the texture or variation of views that exist in our towns, cities, homes, workplaces and around our ...

Cowichan Conversations: MSM all over a nothing defection to the BC Liberals!

So,  John Martin, a right wing criminologist who ran third in a recent election in one of the most conservative constituences in BC left the sinking Conservative ship and swam over to another sinking ship. Hello, I know that your bosses want the corporate accomodating BC Liberals to stay in office but really this is too ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Conservatives and Their Media

Earlier today a friend and I were discussing how the Conservatives get away with telling lies all the time. My answer was this: The Conservatives have confidence in the mainstream media and their ability to help pull the wool over the eyes of so many Canadians. The fact that we have a majority Conservative government ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Oh Noes! The Grope & Fail To Become A Pay Site

Over the past few years the news reporting and columns in the G&M have really gone down hill, IMHO. I used to read a lot of the G&M as part of my daily news reads. But lately, I read maybe a few articles per month now. So, for me, no big loss. The Globe & ...

bastard.logic: Priorities. They Can Has.

by matttbastard Noted w/o comment: Time Magazine covers – December 5, 2011 h/t

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Last Word On The Turmel Fiasco

To the MSM, give your collective heads a shake. You have been played. You chased after the shiny rather than using your heads (or whatever the hell Rob Silver uses for thinking). You have now said to soft nationalists that they have no right to change their minds and vote for a federalist party rather ...

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Yup

Turmell is much more fun than that boring old economy.

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": While The MSM Is Having Fun

Chasing the “important” Nycole Turmel story, the government is gutting Environment Canada. It is good to see our intrepid press has its priorities straight. Fun, fun, fun. Don’t worry folks, look at the shiny.

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": And So It Begins

The panic that is. There shouldn’t be much time for our MSM to engage in frivolity over the next several years. Never fear though, they will find a way. The destruction of our economy is just so damn boring compared to inside the Queensway tittle tattle, n’est-ce pas?

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Tomorrow’s Headline

Right wing media, “Shocked! Shocked!”, to be thought of as right wing.