Category Archives: Coast

Theodore Tugboat leads CBC suicide mission

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single-source, puff piece in today’s Halifax Chronicle-Herald says Andrew Cochran, senior managing director for CBC in Atlantic Canada, is heading to Toronto to spearhead the public broadcaster’s five-year suicide mission named “Strategy 2020.” The Herald actually calls it a “survival plan,” … Continue reading

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NS premier’s office slow to correct misleading info

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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?

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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?

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

Secrecy, suppression and government games

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arilla Stephenson’s column in today’s Halifax Chronicle-Herald should be required reading for anyone who cares about democracy. Stephenson describes how a 95-page municipal auditor’s report on a city financial scandal was withheld from journalists on Tuesday. The report was circulated … Continue reading

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Secrecy, suppression and government games