Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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U.S. Special Forces operating in Iran: New Yorker

Seymour Hersh is back at it again. This time, the investigative reporting legend says that the U.S. has definitely made Iran its next strategic target and has special forces troops operating inside Iran's borders to pick targets for bomb and/or missile strikes. Some excerpts of the BBC story: Hersh says that American special forces have […]

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Stroumboulopoulos debuts Monday on Newsworld

The CBC's latest attempt to buy some cred with the under-30 set starts later tonight when The Hour — the vehicle for ex-MuchMusic veejay George Stroumboulopoulos — gets going. An excerpt from a CP story on globeandmail.com: Stroumboulopoulos brings edge to CBC with new show Canadian Press Starting Monday there will be some new edge […]

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UN's Millenium Project to propose poverty solutions

A new UN report on fighting global poverty will call for sharply higher spending by wealthy nations on foreign aid, the BBC is reporting. But that's not all. Fair trade, debt relief and helping build up the infastructure of the poorest countries so they can compete are all parts of Dr. Jeffrey Sach's vision. An […]

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Elvis tops UK singles charts, spooks bookies

The Elvis Presley single One Night topped the U.K. single charts this past week — not bad for a dead guy. It was the 1,000th number-one single in UK history going back to 1952. The King also did it last week with Jailhouse Rock. They are two of 18 songs being re-released to celebrate his life. […]

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It's never easy coming in fifth

Well, the votes have been tallied, and had I just had another 70 votes (or almost doubled my tally), I'd be celebrating my win as Best New Blog in Canada for 2004!! Alas, it was not to be: Instead of making history, I became a historical footnote by finishing tied for fifth. But congrats to […]

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