Category Archives: Globe and Mail

‘Distinguished’ war criminal on CBC’s Ideas

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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

Media cheerlead for government cuts

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he mainstream media seem to be working themselves into a full-blown tizzy over whether the Harper government will fulfill its pledge to eliminate the federal deficit by 2014-15. The Conservatives are promising to balance the books by unnecessarily slashing billions … Continue reading

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Media cheerlead for government cuts

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

Reporters miss part of story

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My local Halifax paper, the Chronicle- Herald has a beautifully written Canadian Press story on its front page about Brigette DePape’s anti-Harper protest during yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Yes, beautifully written — except for one thing. The story by … Continue reading

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Reporters miss part of story

Who’s in charge at the Globe?

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I actually waded through today’s Globe and Mail editorial, the one that opened with this paragraph: “Israel cannot and must not talk to Hamas, yet it probably will and indeed does so – because there are different kinds of talking, … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge at the Globe?