Monthly Archives: June 2011

‘Distinguished’ war criminal on CBC’s Ideas

s Henry Kissinger’s monotonous German accent oozed from my radio last night, I thought of Gerry Caplan’s gutsy online Globe column of June 3rd. It condemned Kissinger’s many crimes as well as the 2,700 Torontonians willing to shell out $25-$90 … Continue reading

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‘Distinguished’ war criminal on CBC’s Ideas

Update, correction and apologies

he producer of CBC radio’s Halifax-based,  Mainstreet says I unfairly criticized an interview on the state of the oceans that aired last week.  My headline read: “CBC’s biased question: Why should we care?” In an e-mail today, Alex Mason points … Continue reading

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Update, correction and apologies

What about Israeli apartheid?

was interesting to see an editorial in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald yesterday defending “courageous” women who are fighting the ban on female driving in Saudi Arabia even though some critics have “belittled” their efforts. “Saudi women’s rights supporters accurately call the … Continue reading

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What about Israeli apartheid?

N.S. gov’t responds to request for correction

ooks like the Nova Scotia government will not be issuing a correction to last week’s news release about the new wind farm in Amherst. In an e-mail, Nancy Watson, the energy department’s director of communications defends the government’s claim that … Continue reading

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N.S. gov’t responds to request for correction

NS premier’s office slow to correct misleading info

ediaspin subscribes to the Nova Scotia government’s PR feed and, as the e-mailed  news releases roll in, we hear the most exciting ones read back to us every hour on CBC Radio and its privately owned competitors. Many of the … Continue reading

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NS premier’s office slow to correct misleading info

CBC’s biased question: Why should we care?

hen CBC Radio’s Halifax-based afternoon show Mainstreet featured an eight-and-a-half minute interview yesterday on the sad state of the world’s oceans, I thought immediately of David Orton. The “deep green” environmental activist, writer and thinker died on May 12 at … Continue reading

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CBC’s biased question: Why should we care?