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

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

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

Clueless Liberals Don’t Understand Ford Voters

By Josh Lieblein With her assertion that if students don't get out and vote, older, whiter voters will, Kathleen Wynne shows that she and her Liberals are on the fast track to getting torn apart by the Ford machine. Much like Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" moment, this one is going to hurt the Liberals badly. Not … Continue reading Clueless Liberals Don’t Understand Ford Voters

The Perfectly Reasonable Reason Why Huffington Post Blurred the Woman’s Face in their Hijab Hoax Press Conference Picture

As I explained in my last post, Shamiza Baig responded and categorically refutes the rumours on social media claiming, without any evidence, that she was the one to orchestrate the Hijab Hoax and was present at the press conference. Another piece of flimsy "evidence" conspiracy theorists clung to was that the Huffington Post also blurred … Continue reading The Perfectly Reasonable Reason Why Huffington Post Blurred the Woman’s Face in their Hijab Hoax Press Conference Picture