Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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'Bush's climate-change feint'

The Washington Post's Dan Froomkin wasted no time getting to the heart of the matter: “The White House yesterday showed that it still knows how to play the American press like a harp.” An excerpt: President Bush yesterday put forth a new proposal on climate change that is most newsworthy for its attempt to muddy […]

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Captors release video of BBC's Johnston

The BBC's Alan Johnston — snatched in Gaza back in March — appears in a video released by the Army of Islam. While it isn't clear when the video was recorded, it provides some tangible evidence he may still be alive. Here's the BBC story.

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Zerb on the Toronto Star's redesign

Here's what she had to say.

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<em>Severance</em> …

Opens today in Toronto! I saw it at TIFF and really liked it. If you're in the mood for Hostel-lite meets The Office, check it out. Note: The Toronto Star's Rob Salem also made a Hostel/Office comparison, but I didn't see his review until after I wrote the above sentence. :) The Star and Globe […]

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Quebecor snaps up Osprey

From TheStar.com: Quebecor Media Inc. said late Thursday it's buying Osprey Media Income Fund for a total enterprise value of about $516.9 million. Quebecor Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX: QBR.A), said it will pay $7.25 per unit, which represents a total equity value of Osprey Media of $355.5 million. … Osprey […]

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