Can we declare a moratorium on Canadian Schadenfreude over Rupert Murdoch and his British tabs? They deserve what they're getting and more. But it tends to conceal the mote in our own eye.
Dobbs' ultra right-wing views were regularly showcased on CNN, fueling the movement to scapegoat immigrants. He criticizes "illegal" employers, but, wait! Macdonald has uncovered he is one.
Every election is an artificial exercise in which each party pushes a tiny number of issues that the media then largely focus on, while other Canadians try to get a hearing for other causes.
We all know the polling numbers suck. But one week into the campaign, I say hats off to all three federal opposition parties. They've given us an election about issues that actually mean something.
When we are discussing war, we need a media not brought to us by weapons manufacturers. When discussing health-care reform, we need a media not sponsored by insurance companies or Big Pharma.
Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs recently launched "The Daily," a new digital "newspaper" only available for the iPad. What does this mean for the future of mainstream media?
Donald Gutstein tells Redeye how Canada's right-wing echo chamber latched onto the term "ethical oil" which then entered the political arena in less than two months.
Pierre Peladeau, President of Quebecor, which includes the Sun media newspaper chain (the most right-wing in Canada) is planning to launch an all news channel which has been dubbed "Fox news north."
Aqsa Parvez is a "Canadian" tragedy -- not an immigrant tragedy, or a Pakistani tragedy, or a Muslim tragedy.
It is easy to forget that when you are doing anti-capitalist work, you will never get what you want with capitalist media.