Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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The coming battle over the TTC

As someone who has lived car-free since Sept. 22, 2002, the health of the Toronto Transit Commission is of urgent importance to me. This Globe and Mail article tells about some of the pressure to cut the commission's capital budget — so they can't buy luxury items like replacements for 24-year-old buses. But some say the […]

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John Kerry's sin of omission

In this NYT commentary, Academy Award-winning documentary film-maker Errol Morris argues that when John Kerry left out a key part of his biography — his opposition to the Vietnam War — he committed a major strategic error in his race for the U.S. presidency. Some excerpts: SO why is George W. Bush taking the oath […]

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The Depressed Press

The NYT's senior conservative columnist William Safire on why the MSM (sorry, Craig) still matters. An excerpt: ashington — America's quality media are now wading through the Slough of Despond. Our self-flagellation, handwringing and narcissism threaten our mission to act as counterweight to government power. Hear the wailing: The bloggers are coming! The Bible-thumpers are […]

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Say it ain't so!

Former BGMI co-worker — and occasional patio-based beer-quaffing companion — Craig Saila had an interesting item from Friday on his blog LCKY how the NYT is considering moving to some type of mix of paid and free content for nytimes.com. I don't know quite what to say to that, except you'd be seeing a lot […]

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Tips on covering the Middle East

Tom Popyk is a freelance Canadian journo who has done a couple stints in Baghdad (just finished one, actually). On his blog, he has some tips he found from NYT columnist Thomas L. Friedman on covering the Middle East (if you ever get a chance, read Friedman's book From Beirut to Jerusalem, about his period there […]

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World fears Dubya worsens global security: poll

If you're from Poland, India or the Philippines, you're in a global minority: You give the thumbs-up to Dubya's influence on global security. But virtually everywhere else thinks the re-election of Bush 43 is bad news for global security, says a new poll. The actual question was: “As you may know, George W. Bush was […]

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