The Blubbery and Gluttonous Walrus Magazine

The Unintentional Relevancy of The Walrus Today At the end of February, the federal Liberal government announced in its new budget that it would be allocating $50 million -- spread out over five years -- to local journalism in underserved communities. It was a drop in the bucket for an industry hemorrhaging cash by the millions … Continue reading The Blubbery and Gluttonous Walrus Magazine

An Ode to Canadian Media Twitter: On Canadian Twitter the Retweets Flow

By Josh Lieblein On Canadian Twitter the retweets flow Between the Nora Loreto Hot takes and shade: and Jesse Brown Vied unsuccessfully for the crown Scarce heard for Nora’s Lo-Ratio They are the roasted. Short days ago Randos with follower counts of 0 Mobbed and were mobbed, in “planned attacks” On Canadian Twitter More talking … Continue reading An Ode to Canadian Media Twitter: On Canadian Twitter the Retweets Flow

The Unauthorized List of Trudeau Untruths: Outright Lies, Evasions, Non-Answers, and other Equivocations

By Josh Lieblein Have you ever looked at Daniel Dale's "Unauthorized Database of False Things" said by U.S. President Donald Trump and said, "Boy, I wish our media would apply the same level of scrutiny to our leaders"? Of course you haven't, because nobody has looked at Daniel Dale's list in the last year. We … Continue reading The Unauthorized List of Trudeau Untruths: Outright Lies, Evasions, Non-Answers, and other Equivocations

Interview: Lindsay Shepherd Answers Some Questions Left Lingering by the Media

By Josh Lieblein After the mayhem of Faith Goldy's appearance at Wilfrid Laurier University, committed free-speech advocate and enemy of political correctness Lindsay Shepherd held another, much more low-key event at the Kitchener Public Library on Monday. The speaker was David Clement, a former Maxime Bernier leadership campaign spokesperson, a 2014 Libertarian Party candidate, and … Continue reading Interview: Lindsay Shepherd Answers Some Questions Left Lingering by the Media

Twitter Accounts of Some Canadian Journalists, Politicians and Personalities Show High Fake Follower Counts

In the Twitterverse, a Twitter user's follower count is cachet. https://twitter.com/davidakin/status/892174618592772096 From employers deciding who to hire to customers choosing businesses to news consumers searching for authoritative journalists to celebrities negotiating endorsement fees, one's Twitter follower count, sadly, is looked at as a status marker. https://twitter.com/davidakin/status/967253982069497856 With many perceiving prestige by how many followers someone … Continue reading Twitter Accounts of Some Canadian Journalists, Politicians and Personalities Show High Fake Follower Counts