Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Balls of brass!

If he's lying, George Galloway is the most ballsy liar ever! That was an amazing performance in front of a U.S. Senate committee that had accused the British MP of accepting bribes from Saddam Hussein's regime. Some excerpts from the BBC story: Mr Galloway gave one of the most flamboyant Senate testimonies ever George Galloway […]

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BBC story on sourcing woes

The Beeb did a background piece on how the Newsweek story is just the latest in a long line of journalistic controversies that have their roots in anonymous sources. Some excerpts: There is an episode in the best novel ever written about foreign correspondents, Scoop by Evelyn Waugh, in which a reporter arrives in a […]

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In defence of Newsweek

A lot of people have rushed to surficial judgment on the Newsweek/Koran story. From This is appalling. Not only they did they “get it wrong,” they actually contributed to DEATHS of people around the globe. This is one of those rare instances where the Muslim community, and the U.S. military, have a shared interest […]

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My kind of girls!

Two reasonably stylish, attractive young women are walking westward on College Street, chatting with each other and recalling the fun times of a previous evening out. “Did you see his poker face when he had to pay $40 for four drinks?!” asked one, clearly relishing the recollection. “Yeah, that was the best part of the evening!” […]

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