Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Michael Moore fires back at <em>Manufacturing Dissent</em>

From the AP story on the NYT: ''Manufacturing Dissent,'' a film that accuses Moore of dishonesty in the making of his politically charged documentaries, alleges that he interviewed then-General Motors Corp. Chairman Roger Smith, the elusive subject of Moore's 1989 debut ''Roger & Me,'' but left the footage on the cutting room floor. ''Anybody who […]

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Hitting 'Borat' where it hurts

From the BBC: An artist who was duped into appearing in the Borat film has got her revenge on the hoaxer by giving him a starring role in her new set of sculptures. New York artist Linda Stein was among a group of feminists who were taken in by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's character. Her […]

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The knotty issue of journalistic privilege in defamation lawsuits

An OPP officer is suing two Ottawa Citizen reporters for defamation for a story that was mostly true. A third reporter was found to be shielded by qualified privilege. The lawyer for the employer of the two reporters is trying to convince the Ontario Court of Appeal to consider a new definition for qualified privilege that would […]

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