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.
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 […]
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
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow outlines how the recent U.S. midterm election revealed a nation retreating from moderation in its politics. This has journalistic implications.
Further to my Queen’s Quay Karen post, here are some remarks uttered Friday by Nick Kouvalis, who managed the campaign of Toronto’s mayor-elect Rob Ford.
My last post was about the emphemeral nature of online life and relationships. This one is about outright fakery.
Toronto’s Mayor David Miller believes journalists should spend more time going deeper on serious issues and less on the catchy but trivial. Sure, but is there really an audience for such reportage, even in election years?
Read this U.S. Gallup poll to see what I mean. Here’s the slide that caught my eye: For background, read my Aug. 27 post: A house united in ignorance cannot stand. A October 2004 survey by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) on the separate realities of Bush and Kerry supporters is a must-read. Bush supporters […]
You wake up, stretch, take a shower. And when you step out of the shower and go to the computer to see what’s flowing through the Intertubes, you find out that Kory Teneycke is no longer heading the Sun TV project. In fact, you learn he no longer has a job.
So the Conservative government spent its Tuesday trumpeting that the fake lake only cost $57,000. The $1.9 million cost is for the whole pavilion — a “marketing pavilion,” no less, they said. Fine, but I’m still looking for an explanation as to why they spent $23 million on Huntsville’s hockey rink to make it a nice, shiny media […]