Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

When the spin machine gets amusing

The Globe and Mail’s Jeffrey Simpson on the Conservative government’s spin to sell Canadians on the need for $16-billion worth of stealth fighter jets.

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19.5 years in prison. In Iran. For blogging

It could have been worse. Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan has been sentenced to almost 20 years in prison, but his prosecutor was seeking the death penalty.

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The restorative power of music

Had a shitty commute both to and from work today (see this, this, this and thisĀ for deets). Stopped for a beer on the way home. Was inspired to tweet this: Turns out a local pastry shop worker by day likes spinning rare disco gold by night. Cool! Among the rarities I’d like to hear again […]

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