Former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, a heavy hitter within the Conservative cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, died suddenly last Thursday of a massive heart attack.
Almost everyone went nuts about it, including the supposedly clear-eyed news media. (more…)
Tue, April 15 2014 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments
A semi rolling down Highway 7 (from ‘The Lost Highway’ trailer)
A ribbon of asphalt called Highway 7 rolls through the scenic countryside of eastern Ontario, but there is precious little to see any more unless you’re a rural decay tourist.
But it proved to be surprisingly fertile ground for Toronto filmmakers Neil Graham and Derreck Roemer, who crafted a 74-minute examination of the area called The Lost Highway. (more…)
Fri, April 11 2014 » Film, Main Page » No Comments
Kathy Gannon, 60, an Associated Press correspondent who had covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for about three decades, and AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, 48, were out covering a routine story on Afghanistan’s elections.
But in Afghanistan, nothing is routine. Death and violence can rear themselves out of nowhere. (more…)
Fri, April 4 2014 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » No Comments
Shrinking news revenues and shrinking newsroom headcounts continue to cast a shadow over the U.S. news industry. (more…)
Thu, April 3 2014 » Main Page, Media » No Comments
Daniel Dale, the Toronto Star reporter who withdrew a libel suit against Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford after receiving a formal apology, has now done the same against ZoomerMedia, which owns Vision TV. (more…)
Thu, December 19 2013 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment
Reporter Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star tweeted that he accepts a second, more formal apology from Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford, in which Ford basically admits everything he told a TV show hosted by Conrad Black about Dale was a lie.
This means Dale will not pursue his lawsuit against Ford, although action may yet proceed against ZoomerMedia, whose Vision TV network that broadcast the offending episode of Zoomer TV.
Wed, December 18 2013 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment
Daniel Dale’s notice of libel being photographed by journalists on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 (Marcus Gee, Twitter)
Daniel Dale, deputy city hall bureau chief for the Toronto Star, had notices served Thursday on Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford and Vision TV.
If they don’t apologize, he intends to sue them for libel for remarks broadcast Monday in an interview between Ford and Conrad Black. (more…)
Thu, December 12 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off
Ex-convict turned TV interviewer Conrad Black, widely criticized for doing a softball ball interview with Mayor Rob Ford, got schooled by As It Happens host Carol Off.
She was particularly interested in exploring Black’s thoughts about Ford’s remarks on the show about Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale. (more…)
Wed, December 11 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off
In a televised interview with ex-convict Conrad Black on Vision TV, Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford strongly insinuated one of his main adversaries at the Toronto Star, city hall reporter Daniel Dale, is a pedophile. (more…)
Tue, December 10 2013 » Main Page, Media » 3 Comments
Coun. Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North – CTV)
Toronto Coun. Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) just can’t keep from media-bashing, but it’s just silly when he stoops to red-baiting in the process. (more…)
Fri, December 6 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off