Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Blogger behind the Gomery leak

A Minneapolis call centre manager and Star Trek fan is the man who has broken the ban on the Gomery Inquiry testimony of Montreal ad executive Jean Brault. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail story: Ed Morrissey — Captain Ed to his friends — published on the weekend what no Canadian is allowed to […]

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ABC's Peter Jennings diagnosed with lung cancer

The 66-year-old Canadian expat made the announcement to staff at ABC News today. An excerpt from an AP story on CTV.ca: Jennings, 66, has been feeling ill for the past several months and was replaced Saturday on coverage of the pope's death by anchor Charles Woodruff. He last anchored “World News Tonight” on Friday. Jennings […]

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'Daughter of the Enlightenment'

Ayaan Hirsi Ali arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee from Somalia in 1992. She is now a Dutch Parliamentarian. And since she has also renounced Islam, she also lives under constant threat of assassination. An excerpt: This anecdote starts with Hirsi Ali in a restaurant with her “Dutch Mother” and security guards. There are some students […]

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Brooks debunks the 'pyramid' theory of conservative success

NYT columnist David Brooks on why conservatives have become the dominant political strain in the U.S., and what the liberals can learn from them. An excerpt: e're living in the age of the liberal copycat. Al Franken tries to create a liberal version of Rush. Al Gore announced his TV network yesterday. Many Democrats have […]

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Krugman on an 'academic question'

The NYT's Paul Krugman looks at why there might be a preponderance of liberals on college campuses — and what some conservatives want to do about it. An excerpt: Claims that liberal bias keeps conservatives off college faculties almost always focus on the humanities and social sciences, where judgments about what constitutes good scholarship can […]

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2005 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

The Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal have each won two Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. Here's an excerpt from an AP story on Yahoo! News: The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal captured two Pulitzer Prizes apiece Monday, with the Times winning the public service award for exposing deadly medical problems at an inner-city […]

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Media goes nuts reporting Pope's death

Global Language Monitor found 35,000 major news stories about Pope John Paul II's death in the first 24 hours after it happened. In comparison, that's 10 times the number devoted to the re-election of U.S. President George W. Bush last November. And for even more context, the pontiff was the subject of 28,000 major news […]

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