By Frank Moher And now, to blog the bloggers and columnists on the Conrad Black Trial . . . Even as Christie Blatchford engaged in some generous genital-licking of Mark Steyn as part of her coverage, referring to him as “a very funny columnist” (which is often true), she was also showing him how to […]
By guest blogger Brian Brennan Now that the merry pranksters at Frank magazine have been outed as the satirists behind the http://www.supportlordblack.com hoax, it behooves us to ask who does support Conrad Black, and why? The March 12th issue of Maclean’s magazine offers an answer: Mark Steyn, a right-wing columnist described by Peter Preston of […]
By guest blogger Brian Brennan The Robert William Pickton murder trial has started in New Westminster Supreme Court with 350 media types from around the world accredited to cover the case. Most of these reporters — including two former Vancouver prostitutes blogging for the so-called “citizen journalism” website, orato.com — are filing for same-day or […]
By guest blogger Brian Brennan Update to story below: CBC Radio announced on January 18 that it is cancelling the pop-culture show “Freestyle” effective mid-March and replacing it with an as yet unnamed daily arts magazine program hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. A CBC executive told the Globe and Mail “this does not mean an increased […]
By Frank Moher By Frank Moher Two otherwise unremarkable entries in The National Post and The Globe and Mail this week are instructive in the most salient difference between the two papers — and it isn’t that one is right-wing and the other is even more right-wing. Both articles are about the opening of the […]
By Frank Moher Top 2 reasons that Top 10 lists exist: They’re an easy story for a journalist to bank during the holidays They make journalists feel really, really good about themselves #1 is only a problem if the journo banks his story too early: say, a film critic putting out his Top 10 list […]
By Frank Moher The bloggers are off to a slow start at the Liberal Convention. Much talk of the red condoms being handed out, not much in the way of insight. The Globe and Mail has a veritable phalanx of digital drones on the floor, but whatever advantage they have in numbers is offset by […]
From the Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 Globe and Mail: “Ben Mulroney wanted to see where funding from UNICEF for Malawi, not donations from Madonna, were going. Incorrect information appeared in Saturday’s Review section.” We sympathize. We’re always getting Madonna and UNICEF mixed up too.