By Frank Moher The Prime Minister, in his role as Chief Scarifier, performed as expected on Thursday, once again using an atrocity for political gain, and to serve his government’s agenda to reduce Canadians’ civil liberties. No surprise there. What was surprising — or, if not surprising, then wall-to-wall evident in the 24 hour news […]
Programmed by Facebook
By Jim Henshaw This week the President of the CBC shared his vision of the future of our national broadcaster. It was a vague vision. Something about being leaner by thousands of jobs and less real estate, not overly committed to documentary projects or news and accessing audiences via social media and mobile instead of […]
Chip bandits and Nic Cage: Canada’s very viral week
It’s been a very good week for Canadian students on the internet. Or perhaps a very bad one. First, York University student Vanessa Hojda went viral after she accidentally attached a picture of actor Nicolas Cage to a job application, rather than her resumé. It wasn’t so much the fact that she made a mistake […]
Why is Canadian cable TV so bad?
By Frank Moher One of the mixed pleasures of a writer’s vocation is afternoon television. With the advent of notebook computers, one can sit on the couch and do all manner of quotidian things — like writing blog posts — while CNN and NewsNet and A&E dance across the flatscreen. Of particularly morbid interest of […]
By Frank Moher I followed Hurricane Gustav not on CNN, not on the newspaper websites (and certainly not on the newspapers themselves), but via Twitter. What, you may ask, is Twitter? Twitter is a service that allows you to post messages to the web of up to 140 characters. Initially the idea was to tell […]