Category Archives: CBC TV

CBC’s MarNoon peddles Harper agenda

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s it just a coincidence that CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon is pandering to Conservatives? Or is the producer at the Halifax noon show under orders from higher up to push right-wing propaganda? Those questions occurred to me on Thursday when … Continue reading

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CBC’s MarNoon peddles Harper agenda

Jian Ghomeshi drinks neo-con Kool-Aid

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BC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi typically waited until the 29 minute mark of his 33 minute interview this week with Heritage Minister James Moore to ask about budget cuts to the CBC, Canada’s largest cultural institution. Moore quickly confirmed that … Continue reading

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Jian Ghomeshi drinks neo-con Kool-Aid

Are viewers really to blame for shitty TV news?

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ai Nagata’s online essay, Why I quit my job is a journalistic cri de coeur from the belly of the mainstream media beast. The 24-year-old CTV correspondent from Quebec City posted his  essay on Friday, July 8 and judging from … Continue reading

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Are viewers really to blame for shitty TV news?

Maher & Murphy: A tale of two cities

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hank God for Stephen Maher of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Maher, who is the paper’s Ottawa bureau chief always has interesting things to say — and he says them well. Today’s column on the Vancouver hockey riots once again shows his … Continue reading

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Maher & Murphy: A tale of two cities

Right-wing trolls: an Internet plague

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henever I write editorials for The Coast, a mildly left-wing political and entertainment weekly in Halifax, I attract a barrage of abusive online comments from right-wing trolls.  My February 24th piece on Project Censored’s 2011 list of under-reported news stories … Continue reading

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Right-wing trolls: an Internet plague

DePape’s walk-on part in news soap opera

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tephen Harper must have been cursing the news media last week as a 30-second protest on the floor of the Senate upstaged his government’s Speech from the Throne. Journalists gave massive coverage to Brigette DePape and her “Stop Harper” stop … Continue reading

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DePape’s walk-on part in news soap opera