Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Old fake news about Trump

Mon, February 20 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, politics » No Comments

Alex Jones of Infowars an infosource for Trump

Alex Jones is one of the most lunatic right-wing truthers out there. And now he apparently has telephone access to U.S. President Donald Trump. (more…)

Sun, February 19 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Canada’s populist wave might not be white

Columnist Doug Saunders says if you look closely at Rob Ford’s success in becoming a populist mayor of Toronto seven years ago, one can see how a Canadian populist swell could occur with significant recent immigrant participation. (more…)

Sat, February 18 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » No Comments

The ‘funky drummer’ has died

Clyde Stubblefield, drummer for soul and funk legend James Brown, wielded the sticks in 1970 on a largely instrumental tune called Funky Drummer, a solo from which would go on to be one of the most sampled bits of music ever. He has died at age 73. (more…)

Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, Music Monday et al » No Comments

A pioneering Islamist terrorist dies in U.S. prison

Omar Abdel Rahman

Islamic cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, who blessed the assassins of Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat and is believed to be linked to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre in New York, has died in a U.S. federal prison. (more…)

Sat, February 18 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » No Comments

Trump continues to lash out at media during Fla. rally

In Melbourne, Fla., before about 9,000 true believers, U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the news media from earlier in the week. (more…)

Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, politics » No Comments

Facebook’s next phase further threatens journalism

Craigslist started the unbundling process of separating services from news that helped lead to journalism’s precarious financial situation today. Facebook’s new strategy will make things worse. (more…)

Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Media » No Comments

Early days in the Trump era have energized the US media

Not since the go-go days of Watergate, Iran-Contra and Monica Lewinsky has the press been so hopping in the U.S. But this is a new era, with new technologies, and that has amped competition even more. (more…)

Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Trump takes his most repulsive shot yet at the media

The lede: “President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media ‘is the enemy of the American people.'” (more…)

Fri, February 17 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Why the North Korean nuclear threat is getting worse

North Korea isn’t a bona fide nuclear threat to its neighbours yet, but the hermit kingdom has taken some important steps forward in developing missile technology and more powerful bombs. (more…)

Fri, February 17 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » No Comments