An author argues that while many complain that U.S. election coverage is too weighted to the race and not policies, journalists themselves don’t understand how much the quantitative side of political campaigning has advanced.
An amusing comic by way of The Strip in the New York Times.
If you’re watching tonight’s election, check out this story I wrote for CTV Toronto: Ontario election-night political fights to watch My prediction? Ontario Liberals will win the right to continue governing. I think they will get a seat total somewhere in the mid-50s to very low 60s (out of 107). The Progressive Conservatives will finish […]
Thu, October 6 2011 » politics » Comments Off
A little election project I’ve been working on at ctvtoronto.ca is mapping the leaders’ tours. Here they are: Week 3 Map: Battling for votes in the GTA Week 2 Map: Plow match brings leaders together Week 1 Map: Leaders shadowing May 2 wins, losses The shorter version is that what happened on May 2 seems […]
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.