Category Archives: CBC

Invasion of the body snatchers! ‘Strange green crabs’ eating their way north

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om Harrington seemed anxious the other night as he piloted The World at Six, the venerable CBC radio news program sometimes referred to as The World in a Fix. “Our next story has all the trappings of a sci-fi horror flick such as … Continue reading

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Invasion of the body snatchers! ‘Strange green crabs’ eating their way north

Good riddance Fidel you repressive old fuck, CBC never liked you anyway

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s it only my imagination or is the propaganda element in news becoming ever more pervasive in this “post-truth” era? Could it be that what passes for reporting, especially in broadcast media, is often little more than cherry-picked “facts” cited … Continue reading

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St. George’s portrait and fables the media tell, Part II

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he story’s always the same these days when Paul Martin slips into the news again. Mr. Dithers (the media moniker for the former PM) is forgotten and St. George, the fearless deficit-slaying finance minister, rides boldly across the stage. And … Continue reading

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St. George’s portrait and fables the media tell, Part II

CBC reporters tell different tales about Israel

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hen Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s convoy got pelted with eggs and shoes by Palestinian protesters in Ramallah, in the West Bank yesterday, CBC radio and TV saw things quite differently. Radio framed the story narrowly, telling it mainly from Baird … Continue reading

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CBC reporters tell different tales about Israel

Jesus Murphy, Rex, wake up & smell the coffee

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s our Toyota hurtled through darkness and rain last Sunday evening, my spouse pleaded with me to “turn the damn thing off.” She was referring to Cross Country Checkup, the CBC radio phone-in hosted by the tendentiously garrulous Rex Murphy. … Continue reading

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Jesus Murphy, Rex, wake up & smell the coffee

Occupation? What occupation? Part Two

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erry Milewski is a CBC journalist who makes it a practice to speak truth to power. At times, that practice has landed him in trouble, but so far, he’s survived. After all, journalists are supposed to speak truth to power, … Continue reading

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