I didn't catch the full item, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper might not not be attending the annual press gallery dinner. On CTV Newsnet, CTV reporter David Akin noted the PMO and the press gallery have been sparring recently over who gets to ask questions at scrums and news conferences. The PMO wants to pick [...]
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Tuesday the American media needs a “spine transplant.” Some excerpts from the May 16 Toronto Star story: Speaking as part of the Headlines and Biographies lecture series at Roy Thomson Hall Tuesday night, the veteran U.S. television journalist lamented a trend in today's news that sees reporters rely [...]
The BBC reports the governor of Afghanistan's Khost province, which adjoins the border with Pakistan, accuses Pakistani intelligence of actually aiding Taliban and al Qaeda militants who wish to cross the border. An excerpt: Pakistan denies the allegations and says Afghanistan is trying to divert attention from its own failings. The Pakistan border stretches for hundreds of [...]
The Oilers win!! And move on!!! (see this prescient posting) So, who am I cheering for in the Western Conference finals? The Oil, of course! But I'm actually fairly dispassionate and analytical about these things, so I'll offer some considered thoughts on Friday about their matchup against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
If you liked Dose, it has left the fishwrap medium and will now only be available on the online and mobile platforms. Here's the news release, and a few choice tidbits from it: “Dose is a unique and innovative brand that resonates with its targetdemographic of 18-34 year olds,” said Peter Viner, President and CEO [...]