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Oust corrupt Liberals, say most … CBC Online email writers

Actually, what the headline on the CBC was Oust Liberals over sponsorship scandal, Canadians say. Must be the conclusion of a statistically valid poll, right? Wrong! Here's a screencap: This was CBC Online's top news story. I'm all for giving readers voice. This is a great time for a message board and various other interactive devices […]

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Gomery partially lifts publication ban

Justice John Gomery has partially lifted the lid covering the wriggling worms in the sponsorship scandal, allowing some of Groupaction president Jean Brault's testimony to be made public. The Globe and Mail has the most comprehensive coverage. To see video of all the various political actors and pundits reacting to the ban's lifting, see this CTV.ca […]

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The creative legal mind of Doug Christie

If you believe long-time “free speech” defender and lawyer Doug Christie, if the damned media didn't report the remarks of people who promoted hate, there would be no hate promotion! In a Globe and Mail story, Christie told reporters: “Who is more to blame? Who spread it around the world?” Christie is the defence lawyer for […]

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Liberal talk radio growing in the U.S.: Zerbisias

Toronto Star media columnist Antonia Zerbisias talks about the growing appetite for blue state voices in the U.S. An excerpt from her April 4 column: What a difference a war, a long and bloody occupation, and a hotly-contested presidential election make. Not that TV news has moved to the left. Liberal media are springing up […]

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And you think there's religious wackos in the red states

An Indian author is being sued by a Hindu man. Why? Because the writer said he was sexually aroused by Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning. An excerpt from the BBC Online story: Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of learning A retired Indian police officer has begun legal proceedings against a Bengali writer accusing him […]

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And after you've seen the skull display, relax in our spa!

In a colossal case of bad judgment, the Cambodian government wants to privatize Choeung Ek — Cambodia's killing fields, where enemies of the late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime were eliminated — to develop its potential as a tourism site. An excerpt from the BBC Online story: The site is a symbol of the Khmer Rouge's […]

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Newsflash: Techie jargon unintelligible to non-propellerheads

Can you believe there are people in this world who don't know what phishing is? I know, I know; unbelievable. And that some people confuse trojans, the spyware, with Trojan, the … oh, never mind. An excerpt from the BBC Online story: The average home computer user is bamboozled by technology jargon which is used […]

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