Category Archives: Media Issues

The Missing “Personal Advice” files

Dear Readers:  Can you anywhere in this clip find where Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he gave “personal advice” to Rob Ford? And thank you in advance. *   *   *   * Update Power & Politics producer corrects the … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, CBC past best-before date, Media Issues, Media Party, MSM bias, Your tax-dollars | 182 Comments

Paywalls and Social Media

The National Post has just announced a move to the “digital pay meter” model in which they will be joining other Canadian media such as Sunmedia, Globe and soon the Star. The user will be asked to pay after a … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Media Issues, MSM, Twitter | 226 Comments

Staging a Public Intervention in the Star

I think I’ve figured out the latest attack strategy against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: Pity him (along with discrediting him of course..) The Star is only trying to help Rob Ford deal with his problems. His staff asked for the … Continue reading

Posted in Media Issues, Media Party, MSM bias, Toronto | 55 Comments

Let he who is without sin…

The print edition of today’s National Post contains a lengthy piece by Tom Flanagan (“The Quality of Mercy”) where he gives his side of the furor that began that fateful night at the  University of Lethbridge. He also attempts to explain … Continue reading

Posted in Media Issues, Twitter, YouTube | 92 Comments

Do you feel duped?

If you felt a bit outraged about the pantsuit question at Kathleen Wynne’s swearing-in, you can now relax. Turns out a gay man asked the question so it’s o.k. now (and BTW he is also a BIG Wynne fan!)  Christina … Continue reading

Posted in Liberal Party of Toronto, Media Issues, Ontario government, Ontario Politics | 52 Comments