From NPR on Tuesday: Bernard Wilson, 64, who helped define the sound of Philadelphia soul in the 1970s, died Sunday at a hospital in New Jersey after suffering a stroke and a heart attack. Wilson’s velvet baritone backed up the hits he performed with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, including “If You Don’t Know [...]
I reflexively retweeted this: globeandmail Canadians trust doctors less, journalists more: poll http://tgam.ca/BPxT And how much trust is that? What company are journalists keeping? From the Montreal Gazette story: Speaking of media, national trust in journalists increased by one per cent, to 32 per cent, placing reporters a notch below auto mechanics, but one above [...]
A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.
Your comprehensive guide from ctvtoronto.ca to what’s happening, or not, happening in Toronto over the Christmas break.
Russell Williams – once an Air Force colonel, now a convicted murderer and sex offender – has been deemed Canada’s newsmaker of the year. However, the news managers who chose him many be confusing the news with the newsmaker.
David Akin had posted the following to his blog on Tuesday: The U.S. government’s shocking lack of financial reporting accountability. It got some attention on Twitter on Wednesday. About the same time, Akin tweeted: An auditor’s report like this would bring down govts in Canada. In the U.S., barely a shrug http://bit.ly/eMPAoc This provoked me into asking Mr. Akin [...]
The Guardian published the lurid details of the sexcapades of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden — activity that has led to two complaints of sexual assault being filed against him. The incomparable NWAtv has now created one of its signature animations (seen first on Twitter):
Kathy English, the public editor of the Toronto Star, issued this tweet Tuesday night: Did Rob Ford aide lie to me in seeking correction about Ford’s university record? Was I had? What is truth here?http://tinyurl.com/33onwa8
I tweeted thusly: Because I’m a fan of shimmering guitar sounds, Nancy Sinatra, ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ - http://tinysong.com/k8uo Tommy James & The Shondells, ‘Crimson and Clover’ -http://tinysong.com/yuZj The Raveonettes, ‘Love In A Trashcan’ - http://tinysong.com/CnND The Poppy Family, ‘Where Evil Grows’ - http://tinysong.com/CnNF Tommy James & The Shondells, ‘Draggin’ the Line’ -http://tinysong.com/CnNL