By Rachel Krueger The VMAs went from a fairly unexceptional awards show to one mildly more . . . gossip-worthy, if not entertaining, thanks to the potentially staged shenanigans of one Kanye West. With all the subtlety of Bruno’s Sacha Baran Cohen landing balls-first in Eminem’s face at the MTV Movie Awards, Kanye stormed the […]
Yes, you read that right. MSNBC regards its country’s debate as to what constitutes torture — which I thought had been resolved in Geneva a few decades back — as cause for a bad bit of frat-boy humour. And this is the States’ supposedly leftish cable network.
By Frank Moher So, Don Imus has been fired from both his CBS and MSNBC gigs because he referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” Stupid? Yes. Racist? Certainly. A firing offence? I’d say so. Then again, Rush Limbaugh once told a black caller to “Take that bone out of your nose,” […]
by guest blogger Zeff Davies You’ve heard of the 24-hour news cycle created by the incessant need of cable TV news for new sensations? Well, always glad to advance the state of art, we here at backofthebook.ca now present The Amazing Five Minute News Cycle: 5:35 p.m. I, Zeff Davies, would like to announce that […]
By Frank Moher Rupert Murdoch has spoken, and now O.J.’s book and TV interview are gone. The Juice has been squeezed out. And everywhere, of course, newly-minted moralists proclaim that The Right Thing Has Been Done. Not since Mel Gibson’s drunk driving arrest has so much fatuity been heard in one 24 hour period. Of […]