Alberta Politics: Craig B. Chandler: He’s baaaack (in Ontario)! And he’s gonna get Linda McQuaig … elected!

PHOTOS: A screen grab of Craig B. Chandler telling immigrants to Alberta to vote Conservative or get lost back in 2007. Below: NDP Toronto Centre candidate Linda McQuaig. Brace yourselves, Toronto! Craig B. Chandler’s heading your way to campaign against Linda McQuaig, the NDP’s candidate in the Toronto Centre riding, who is notorious here in ...

Alberta Politics: Upstairs Downstairs at the Edmonton Journal as Sun staff gets ready to move in

PHOTOS: The Edmonton Journal Building at 101st Street and MacDonald Drive in downtown Edmonton. It remains to be seen who will be Upstairs, and who will be Downstairs, when the staff of the Sun joins the staff of the Journal at the same address in the fall. Below: Journal Editor-in-Chief Margo Goodhand, Postmedia President and ...

Calgary Grit: The vast left-wing media conspiracy against Rob Ford grows

Yes, the news is bad for the mayor, but c’mon, the Sun has always had it in for him…

RedBedHead: Bye Bye Rob Ford, Hello Karen Stintz

There is the sound of champagne corks being popped and cheers in the streets. Everyone smiles at each other and winks, knowing that soon it will all be over. The hated burgermeister is falling and no one, except perhaps his family, will be sad to see him go. And he has been felled by none ...

RedBedHead: Bye Bye Rob Ford, Hello Karen Stintz

There is the sound of champagne corks being popped and cheers in the streets. Everyone smiles at each other and winks, knowing that soon it will all be over. The hated burgermeister is falling and no one, except perhaps his family, will be sad to see him go. And he has been felled by none ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Quote

So, as I mentioned a couple of days ago, T.O. Sun reporter Kevin Connor wrote up a short piece re last week’s protest outside of the Israeli consulate on Bloor Street.  Probably the most notable thing about it was the apology that soon appeared above its first paragraph: A version of this story that briefly appeared on ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Gillford Sexual Harassment Claim

In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with our national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Predictably, the responses from the four accused Mounties is denial. But, in this country famous for compassion, how are we supposed to understand ...

Homegrown Terrorism

Poster campaign over Khadr’s possible return | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun. There is nothing about this article that doesn’t repulse me. Look at the poster: 9/11? Really? REALLY? No matter what Khadr did or didn’t do, no matter that he isn’t even in the country and “no date has been set ...

"A Gift For the Muslim Couple" – Sun Media and the US far right unite in indignation

This morning the US blog/news aggregator Memeorandum featured a Toronto Sun article (no link, you can find it yourself if you must), along with links to the Islamaphobic Atlas Shrugs and the equally despicable Weasel Zippers. It is rare to see a Canadian blog or news source in Memeorandum so out of curiosity I followed the link ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Mayor rips Star in Hogtown pulp slapdown as hicks, slicks trade kicks

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford squares off against Toronto Star Board Chairman John Honderich in a cage fight. Actually, Hogtown politicians and media personalities may not be exactly as illustrated, but the picture really does come from a story about Toronto politics on the front of the Star’s website. Below: Mayor Ford and Mr. Honderich, dressed ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Sunmedia’s business model – attack the CBC

A brief observation: Wherever I turn, whether it be Ezra Levant’s raving on in the Sun tabloids, or Brian Lilley on SunTv, or even David Akin on Twitter questioning CBC policy or standards (which I find amusing by the way – since it’s David’s news organization who withdrew from the Ontario Press Council so that ...

Yes, BC Blue, Dean Skoreyko, Toronto Star Just Ain’t a Classy a Paper as, Say, The Toronto Sun?

It’s been awhile since I’ve verbally bitch slapped a blogging supposiTory.  I’m going back to it, because, well, they just lend themselves to it. BC Blue Dean Skoreyko, Come on Down!  You’ve just been the next contestant of a Ck verbal bitch slapping. We all remember BC Blue, don’t we, boys ‘n’ girls? He’s the ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Sticks, Stones and the CRTC Ruling For Easing Broadcast Restrictions

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.– English Proverb This is false logic. As a new media professor, I live in a steady stream of constantly updated newsfeeds through my social media networks. Daily, I watch how these newsfeeds also affect my students in their analysis of issues, perception ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Sticks, Stones and the CRTC Ruling For Easing Broadcast Restrictions

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.– English Proverb This is false logic. As a new media professor, I live in a steady stream of constantly updated newsfeeds through my social media networks. Daily, I watch how these newsfeeds also affect my students in their analysis of issues, perception ...

Canadian Firebrand: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Andy Lehrer: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: The Sun thinks you’re stupid: Tab hypocritical in Davey Affair

On the latest edition of CTV’s Question Period, ex-Iggy press secretary Ian Davey responded to a question about a Sun Media report by saying the Sun “is a newspaper for people who can’t read” thus betraying what most senior politicos actually think about the tabloid. The surprise is not, of course, that Davey is dismissive ...

Canadian Firebrand: The Sun thinks you’re stupid: Tab hypocritical in Davey Affair

On the latest edition of CTV’s Question Period, ex-Iggy press secretary Ian Davey responded to a question about a Sun Media report by saying the Sun “is a newspaper for people who can’t read” thus betraying what most senior politicos actually think about the tabloid. The surprise is not, of course, that Davey is dismissive ...

Andy Lehrer: The Sun thinks you’re stupid: Tab hypocritical in Davey Affair

On the latest edition of CTV’s Question Period, ex-Iggy press secretary Ian Davey responded to a question about a Sun Media report by saying the Sun “is a newspaper for people who can’t read” thus betraying what most senior politicos actually think about the tabloid. The surprise is not, of course, that Davey is dismissive ...