Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Anti-Semitic website heartened by Trump admin’s snub of Jews

On Jan. 27, the Trump administration released a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that curiously omitted any mention of Jews. Some saw this as an oversight. Other, darker groups saw this as a wink and a nod to their own anti-Semitic beliefs.

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The Yemen Raid: Risky and dangerous

U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foray into making life-or-death decisions as commander-in-chief ended with one Navy SEAL dead and more than 20 civilians killed, with the main target (an al Qaeda leader) missed. Was it worth it?

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Authoritarian leaders see a soulmate in Trump

From Pyongyang to Budapest, leaders who fancy themselves strongmen have taken a liking to Donald Trump. And they want him to like them back in return.

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How to change your media diet

The high velocity of news these days is making some people pull back. This NYT article has some tips on coping.

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From political reporter to press secretary

An Edmonton Journal piece looks at a few who have made the jump from taking part in the scrum to attempting to herd it, and gets advice from a former MLA.

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