Doug Ford’s Foes Leave It All On The Field

Josh Lieblein Doug Ford's haters are absolutely burning hell to establish themselves as the #1 group of op-posers of all time. They absolutely will not tone it down, even if you ask them politely. It has only been two months and they've already: -called his win "a victory for white nationalists" -called him a dictator (and … Continue reading Doug Ford’s Foes Leave It All On The Field

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

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

CBC Continues to Carry Trudeau’s Water, Indian Press Show Up Canadian Press in Calling a Poseur a Poseur, and Trudeau War on ‘Fake News’ Continues

Leave it to the foreign press of a blossoming democracy to expose a waning democracy's leader's phoniness. Sure, Canadian media eventually joined the bandwagon in ridiculing Trudeau's disastrous Indian trip, but only after it became too hard to ignore. From the get go, the Indian press were unimpressed with Mr. Dress Up's patronizing costumes and … Continue reading CBC Continues to Carry Trudeau’s Water, Indian Press Show Up Canadian Press in Calling a Poseur a Poseur, and Trudeau War on ‘Fake News’ Continues