Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

All soccer-watching venues are not equal

It's interesting how unequally the soccer audience pie is divided on College St. for Saturday morning games. The Diplomatico is clearly the place to be, with both patio and restaurant filled to capacity. The Riveria bakery is also packed (a much smaller venue). Right next door to the Riviera, the College St. Bar has abundant […]

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The Toronto Star's report on diversity

The Toronto Star has a big blow-out today on immigrants. It's worth checking out. Including in that package is Forgotten in media's culture gap, about ethnic media in T.O.

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Harper holds forth on the PPG

Zerby has a post about an interview Prime Minister Stephen Harper conducted with The Western Standard. Here's some excerpts from the article: (reg. req'd) “When we first started doing this and were doing this, the majority of journalists loved it,” (Harper) says. “But of course, the problem was that we were getting our message out and a small number […]

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‘Licence to lie’

The Salon blurb: In his devastating new book, Ron Suskind shows how 9/11 allowed George W. Bush and his shadowy courtier, Dick Cheney, to “create whatever reality was convenient.”

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Darn that media for exposing another covert spying program

U.S. Veep Dick Cheney blasted the news media Friday for revealing a program by which security officials conducted possibly hundreds of thousands of searches of the financial transaction records of Americans. An excerpt from the NYT story: “What I find most disturbing about these stories is the fact that some of the news media take it upon […]

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The World Cup after round one

The NYT's take on the first act of the FIFA World Cup 2006. An excerpt: Forty-eight matches were needed to whittle a field of 32 entrants down to 16, and after all that, the surprise is that there were practically no surprises. All the top seeds advanced with little trouble, leaving the usual big fish […]

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Pakistani journalists resurface after three months

Two Pakistani journalists, arrested March 5 for filming near an air base used by the United States, have been granted bail. Their relatives say they were tortured while in the custody of the Pakistani security service. An excerpt: Mr Ropeta's brother, Ghan Sham, told the Associated Press news agency on Thursday that he had been “handed […]

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