Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

‘Complicit enablers’

That is how former White House press secretary Scott McLellan characterized the White House press corps with respects to selling the Iraq War to the American people.

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Mon, June 2 2008 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘Complicit enablers’

Woodward as weather vane?

Jon Stewart put author David Mark on the Seat of Heat and asked him to go negative on Bob Woodward. “Bob Woodward would have you believe that he’s a good journalist, but in reality … your turn,” The Daily Show host said in a deep, low negative-ad-voiceover voice. “In reality he can be seen as […]

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Fri, October 13 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Woodward as weather vane?

‘Licence to lie’

The Salon blurb: In his devastating new book, Ron Suskind shows how 9/11 allowed George W. Bush and his shadowy courtier, Dick Cheney, to “create whatever reality was convenient.”

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Sat, June 24 2006 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on ‘Licence to lie’

Colbert kicks ass at White House Press Corps dinner — and is ignored

The left-lib U.S. media is told-ya-so-ing about how Stephen Colbert savaged the Bush record as host of the White House Correspondents Dinner and got virtually no coverage as a result.

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Tue, May 2 2006 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Colbert kicks ass at White House Press Corps dinner — and is ignored

The inauguration, the coming wars AND the end of suburbia

As I said in an earlier post, I went to see a film and discussion Thursday night called the End of Suburbia, which could have easily been called The End of Oil. In a week where the New Yorker’s cover story was about the coming wars and Dubya burbled about freedom (Freedom 27, Liberty 15 was […]

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Fri, January 21 2005 » * Big Picture Stuff, Film, Main Page » 2 Comments

Dear American friends

A new poll done both here in Canada and the U.S. tells me I’m pretty much in the mainstream: I like America and my American neighbors, but I’m not so hot on Dubya and his fellow travellers in his administration.

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Tue, November 30 2004 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Dear American friends

Finally, someone picked up on the PIPA survey!

The NYT’s Bob Herbert has written belatedly about the Program on International Policy Attitudes study on Bush and Kerry supporters — and how the Bushies had their heads up their asses (my words, not Herbert’s) on many key issues.

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Tue, November 9 2004 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Finally, someone picked up on the PIPA survey!

The values-vote myth – a counter-argument

David Brooks of the NYT took a look at the exit-polling numbers and came up with some different conclusions that your typical pundit. But there’s some big holes in his argument too: For example, he doesn’t account for the ignorance and gullibility of Bush supporters.

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Sun, November 7 2004 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on The values-vote myth – a counter-argument

Why the post below doesn’t matter

Read this excerpt from what I think will become known as a seminal article on Dubya by Ron Suskind in the Oct. 17 NYT Magazine – “Faith, Certainty and the presidency of George W. Bush“: (BTW, the headline refers to this post)

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Thu, November 4 2004 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » 2 Comments

Election afterthoughts from OOT NY media elitists

I attach for your linking pleasure columns from Thomas L. Friedman, Maureen Dowd and William Safire on the U.S. election, plus a bonus editorial:

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Thu, November 4 2004 » Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Election afterthoughts from OOT NY media elitists