Kathleen Wynne’s Top 10 Worst Moments As Premier

By Josh Lieblein How do you celebrate the upcoming defeat of the most unpopular Premier ever? With a Top 10 list, of course! Kathleen Wynne's nasty, bitter, desperate and vindictive performance during this campaign -- especially her recent "concession speech", which came off as a giant middle finger to her own party and her supporters -- has absolutely … Continue reading Kathleen Wynne’s Top 10 Worst Moments As Premier

Raving Canuck’s Guide to the Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Smoke and Mirrors

By Josh Lieblein For what seems like forever, the Trudeau government and their provincial allies have been pushing for some sort of pan-Canadian price on carbon. Recall that the current Prime Minister was once of the opinion that the provinces should be left to decide how to make consumers pay. However, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna … Continue reading Raving Canuck’s Guide to the Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Smoke and Mirrors

Update on the Long-Awaited Hijab Hoax Story

Late last month I had a conference call with five representatives from the TDSB, a mediator from the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and veteran journalist and author Mark Bourrie from Ottawa, who I asked to join the call because he has extensive experience in filing freedom of information requests. The call ended with us agreeing … Continue reading Update on the Long-Awaited Hijab Hoax Story

A Look at Twitter Engagement in Canada

Last month I published a piece on Raving Canuck that analyzed the Twitter follower counts of high-profile Canadian accounts. Using software from Twitter Audit (not an exact science), results showed the ratio of supposedly real to fake followers varied widely among some of Canada's top Twitter accounts. Several journalists were intrigued enough by the piece to … Continue reading A Look at Twitter Engagement in Canada

Scott Reid’s Partisan Deeds

By Josh Lieblein (UPDATE: JUNE 1, 2018) Well, as I look back over this article as Scotty lashes out at Ontario Proud on Twitter with less than a week to go before the OntLibs get annihilated, I have to wonder: What was Wynne thinking, letting this guy within a hundred feet of her campaign? She probably … Continue reading Scott Reid’s Partisan Deeds

No Solutions In The Wake Of Horrifying Violence In Canada, Just Media Types Shamelessly Acting Self-Interested

By Josh Lieblein Just another A+ week for Canadian media as people were slaughtered indiscriminately at Yonge and Finch and the usual suspects rushed to declare victory for their respective teams. Faith achieves her goal of making trouble for the CBC AND makes this about race.... While Nora is jadedly cool........ .....and Rosemary plays defence … Continue reading No Solutions In The Wake Of Horrifying Violence In Canada, Just Media Types Shamelessly Acting Self-Interested

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