Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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What anti-Conservative bias, asks Simpson

The Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson took on the Conservatives' claim of media bias against them and finds it largely wanting. He identifes the Toronto Star as “defiantly left of centre” (I would say it's classically small-l liberal) and the CBC as not admitting its leftish leanings — later qualifying that by saying CBC Radio […]

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Does the media treat the feds unfairly in terms of disaster relief response?

That would be the opinion of Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson. Here's what he had to say: A strange new phenomenon has taken shape: The relief race. When news emerges of a major national disaster, nations around the world enter into a frantic competition to see who can get themost aid to a stricken […]

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Who?!?!

Brit tabloids are reporting Daniel Craig will be the next James Bond. Apparently he's popular in Britain, although not well known here. He starred in Layer Cake, which I think is one of the best Brit gangster movies in years, but I can't say that when I was watching it, I thought to myself, “man, the […]

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Re-educating terrorists doesn't seem to work

This BBC story looks at an attempt in Yemen to rearrange the thought processes of hardcore Islamist militants. Hint: It's not going so well. An excerpt: Doubts have been growing over the effectiveness of a pioneering Yemeni scheme to fight Islamist violence by using dialogue to convert extremist prisoners to more moderate views.   Launched three […]

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Fuel your nuclear paranoia: Watch ABC News

ABC News has done a major series called Loose Nukes. Here's a broadcast schedule to get an idea of the series' scope. But it's essentially about the threat posed to the U.S. by “dirty bombs” and what the government is trying to do to counteract them. If you don't know what a dirty bomb is, […]

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Bagpipes? Just the thing to lower the temperature!

From a CP story on the CMG members' return to work Tuesday: To a swirl of bagpipe music, hundreds of happy-looking CBC workers returned to the network's broadcast centre Tuesday, hugging one another and claiming victory in the eight-week lockout dispute. But there were also warnings that it may take a while for it to […]

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