Tag Archives: Noam Chomsky

Jesus Murphy, Rex, wake up & smell the coffee

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

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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Trudeau kowtows to Tricky Dick; Chomsky on secrecy & power

he revelation that Pierre Trudeau phoned Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal to offer warm support is interesting news, but it’s not especially surprising. Canadian prime ministers often suck up to their masters in Washington, although they … Continue reading

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Trudeau kowtows to Tricky Dick; Chomsky on secrecy & power

Globe, CBC fail to tell full story of Somali famine

ednesday’s Globe and Mail story on the UN declaration of famine in Somalia attracted 376 comments. This one, signed JD Smith, was fairly typical: “Don’t waste your money on Somalia. Instead give your charity to something that can get better.” … Continue reading

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Globe, CBC fail to tell full story of Somali famine