Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Why the British general's Afghan remarks aren't controversial

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said something pretty damned similar back in April. But first, the interview with Brig.-Gen. Mark Carleton-Smith in the Sunday Times: (it's also worth watching the report by CTV's Paul Workman from Afghanistan) The departing commander of British forces in Afghanistan says he believes the Taleban will never be defeated. Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith, the […]

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The parallels between the climate and credit crises

CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition had a panel this morning on the climate crisis (which I sort of listened to in a sleepy haze after doing some Nuit Blanching). The credit crisis in the United States has been building for years. I can remember having lunchtime conversations in years gone by marvelling at the reckless amounts […]

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Palin column wasn't written as satire: Mallick

From the NYT: Ms. Mallick, Mr.  (CBC Ombudsman Vince) Carlin wrote, was unable to present evidence to support her suggestion that that Republican men were deficient sexually or that Ms. Palin’s supporters were “white trash.” After receiving Mr. Carlin’s report, John Cruickshank, the publisher of CBC News, removed Ms. Mallick’s column from the network’s Web […]

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