Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Dear American friends

A new poll done both here in Canada and the U.S. tells me I’m pretty much in the mainstream: I like America and my American neighbors, but I’m not so hot on Dubya and his fellow travellers in his administration.

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What I'd ask Dubya

OK. I've accepted the fact Dubya and I aren't going to have time for a completely honest heart-to-heart chat on his whirlwind trip to Canada. But if we did, here's 10 questions I'd have asked: 1. Did you do cocaine in your youth? If you did, and you want to be president, why didn't the American people have a right […]

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Maureen Dowd’s brother thanks the Democrats

In her Thanksgiving column entitled Blood Is Thicker Than Gravy, NYT writer Maureen Dowd gives her conservative brother Kevin’s explanation of why the Republicans triumphed in Apocalypse 2004:

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Traffic reporting when there's no traffic

Ahh, making chicken salad out of chicken guano! There is no truer test of a reporter's mettle, I say! This NYT yarn is about Ray Daniels, an overnight traffic reporter for radio station 1010 WINS. It seems that even in the city that never sleeps, there are news dead spots. Here's an excerpt: After the evening rush, […]

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'No artists or Canadians'

An amusing NYT yarn about a small (but in its own way, sophisticated) ad in a Catskills newspaper that put some noses out of joint. An excerpt: … The ad, announcing the availability of some long-boarded-up old storefronts on withered-up Main Street, was not the kind that usually shows up in the local paper, soberly promoting […]

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