Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

How to overreach in your Olympics writing

Gil LeBreton, you get my vote for most pinheaded commentator of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Mr. LeBreton wrote the following for McClatchy Newspapers: After a spirited torch relay ignited pride in every corner of the country, the Olympic Games began and quickly galvanized the nation. Flags were everywhere. The country’s national symbol hung from […]

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Mon, March 1 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

A concise guide to Canada

The NYT’s Bruce Headlam — who bills himself as a Canadian, although I’ve never met him — offers this guide to what he purports to be his home and native land.

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Mon, February 15 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

How the international news media is viewing Van

The Vancouver Sun had this roundup from Feb. 11. Bears and pot make for compelling story lines.

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Sat, February 13 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Dear Olympians …

Welcome to Canada! Congratulations for all the hard work and sacrifice that got you this far. I hope you achieve a personal best in your given event over the next 16 days of competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Forgive me for hoping it turns out to be just slightly worse than that of […]

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Sat, February 13 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off