Anchorman, that hilarious send-up of 1970s TV “action news” shows, has been deemed worthy of an exhibit at the Newseum. But it won’t all be about the yucks; attendees will learn about the real issues of diversity and sexism that existed in those times.
Bill Carroll hosts an evening show on AM640 Talk Radio in Toronto. On Wednesday evening, he got a call from Coun. Doug Ford, brother of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who wanted to come on the show and utter talking points. Carroll declined. You can listen to him explain his decision here, but essentially, “I […]
Ezra Klein wonders why Twitter has such a hold on the hearts of journalists when Facebook is by far the more dominant platform for distributing news content to actual readers. He wonders if that little devil called ego might have something to do with it.
This late 1960s Creedence Clearwater Revival tune was a famous protest song of the Vietnam War era. Its name was used as a book title for a critical tome on former U.S. president George W. Bush:
My favourite Remembrance Day song, courtesy of the Pogues:
From the BBC, published Nov. 10: A new study suggests that the ban on ozone depleting chemicals may have also impacted the rise in global temperatures. CFC gases were responsible for a massive hole in the ozone layer but they also had a powerful greenhouse effect. The authors link a ban on their use to […]
The Globe and Mail has kicked off a two-week look at income inequality in Canada: Canada is at a crossroads. A gap has grown between the middle class and the wealthy. Now, that divide is threatening to erode a cherished Canadian value: equality of opportunity for all. This article is part of The Globe’s Wealth […]
After a week of news that turned from bad to worse for the Ford brothers, Newstalk 1010 announced that their Sunday afternoon talk show, The City, would be cancelled immediately.
From the Globe and Mail: Ad revenue fell 16 per cent at the Star over the summer, at a time when the paper’s profile was skyrocketing thanks to its coverage of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his troubles.
From the BBC: The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), atmospheric CO2 grew more rapidly last year than its average rise over the past decade.