Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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'The New McCarthyism'

The Salon blurb: A witch hunt against a Columbia professor, and the New York Times' disgraceful support for it, represent the gravest threat to academic freedom in decades. An excerpt: A member of the U.S. Congress calls for an assistant professor at a major university to be summarily fired. The right-wing tabloid press runs a […]

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'Is al-Jazeera ready for prime time'

Salon's blurb: The “Fox News of the Arab world” plans to take on Rupert Murdoch and friends with a new English-language service — unless the Bush administration succeeds in squashing it. An excerpt: It is fitting, somehow, that Al-Jazeera, the satellite channel most Americans believe speaks for the most militant part of the Arab world, […]

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New Liberal woes

Former Liberal backroom insider Benoit Corbeil has made some startling new allegations, and Gomery testimony has linked the federal Finance Dept.  to a profitable little contract boost for a Montreal ad firm owned by a friend of Martin's. See this CTV.ca story for details on Corbeil, but here's some excerpts: He remembers accepting an envelope stuffed with sponsorship […]

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