Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

U.S. military admits planting stories in Iraq

From the NYT: The military acknowledged Friday in a briefing for a ranking Senate Republican that news articles written by American troops had been placed as paid advertisements in the Iraqi news media and not always properly identified.  Senator John W. Warner of Virginia, who heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters after receiving […]

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The Bell Globemedia ownership restructuring

Bell Globemedia — the parent company of my employer, CTV — saw some changes Friday at the ownership level. BCE has cut its share to 20 per cent. Woodbridge Co. Ltd., the Thomson family's holding company, boosted its share to 40 per cent. And TorStar (which publishes the Toronto Star) and the Ontario Teachers Pension […]

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Anti-impotence drug sales in U.S. are flaccid

I'm thinking that as a headline writer, what topic offers a better opportunity for bad puns and other word play than a story about anti-impotence drug sales not meeting expectations in the U.S.? As to why, here's an excerpt from the NYT story: Seven years after Pfizer made Viagra a cultural touchstone and commercial blockbuster, […]

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My CTV.ca election blog postings

To see my CTV.ca election blog posting headlines without actually going to that blog, I have them on my politics page.

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