CBC is Obsessed with Trump Circus and Trudeau Acting Skills, Neglecting Follow-up Reporting on Trudeau Government’s Scandals

  The last few hundred thousand viewers still watching CBC's The National (it gets crushed by CTV's National News which easily gets triple the audience), in its new unpopular and painfully slow format (four hosts?!), as their primary source of news wouldn't know anything about Liberal MP Geng Tan acting as an intermediary on a … Continue reading CBC is Obsessed with Trump Circus and Trudeau Acting Skills, Neglecting Follow-up Reporting on Trudeau Government’s Scandals

So, What Ever Happened to Those (Possibly Ex-)Liberal MPPs Accused of Sexual Harassment Years Ago?

By Josh Lieblein Oh, I’m sorry — did you forget how Wynne revealed that at least two Liberal MPPs were accused of sexual harassment, long before #MeToo started trending? Because she totally did. I’ll wait a minute while you get back up to speed. All done? Great. Isn’t it strange how people keep needing to be … Continue reading So, What Ever Happened to Those (Possibly Ex-)Liberal MPPs Accused of Sexual Harassment Years Ago?

Hack Or Flack: Rosemary Barton Edition

By Josh Lieblein Christmas came early for the Conservatives and NDPers this year as Justin Trudeau became the first sitting Prime Minister to be found in violation of a federal statute, despite the interventions of the "Not A Thing" brigade who tried to downplay, and will continue to downplay this story since it broke last … Continue reading Hack Or Flack: Rosemary Barton Edition

The Lowdown on Kathleen Wynne’s Campaign Manager David Herle

By Josh Lieblein David Smith. Don Guy. Jean Lapierre. Gerald Butts. Laura Miller. Katie Telford. David Herle wishes he was part of this elite group of Liberal magicians. And while it must be validating for him that Kathleen Wynne trusts him enough to manage her re-election bid--enough to reward him with 900K in lucrative contracts--there … Continue reading The Lowdown on Kathleen Wynne’s Campaign Manager David Herle

A Brief Look Back on Albertan Alienation

By Mark Walker The Liberal Party of Canada has a knack for inciting regional alienation and constitutional crises.  Western Canadians, particularly Albertans, expect Liberal federal governments to have a disdain bordering on antipathy for people outside of the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal “golden triangle”, and why not? A look at electoral maps since the days of Pearson shows … Continue reading A Brief Look Back on Albertan Alienation

Trudeau Liberal Government’s CanCon Mandarins IGNORE “Cuphead”, the Grant-Free, Made-In-Canada, Smash Hit Video Game

By Josh Lieblein It's critically acclaimed. It's a blast to play and beautiful to look at. It's a commercial success, with over 100,000 downloads in 3 days and on pace to break plenty of records. It's currently on the tip of the tongue of every gaming pundit worth their controller as they intensely debate whether … Continue reading Trudeau Liberal Government’s CanCon Mandarins IGNORE “Cuphead”, the Grant-Free, Made-In-Canada, Smash Hit Video Game

CBC: Trudeau’s State Broadcaster

So the CBC has officially become the state broadcaster for the Liberal Party of Canada. The CBC's latest Canada 150 series "Canada: The Story of Us" has a gross minute-long introduction by our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doing his pedantic and patronizing part-time drama teacher shtick in reading empty platitudes from a teleprompter. Here, watch … Continue reading CBC: Trudeau’s State Broadcaster

‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

On Thursday the Public Policy Forum (PPF) released its government-commissioned report, "The Shattered Mirror",  which depicted today's world as a "post-truth" dystopian nightmare. According to the report's ominous introduction, "Established news organizations have been left gasping" and  "native digital alternatives have failed to develop journalistic mass." Then the report--GASP!--asks the reader to "imagine a world … Continue reading ‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

10 Hitches With CBC’s 10 Canadians ‘Face-to-Face’ With PM

Before unmasking last week's riddled-with-loopholes CBC special, "Face to Face with the Prime Minister", I'd like to commend the 10 participants of the show for having the courage to go on national television to share their hardships with millions of Canadians, and for also earnestly trying their best to hold our new PM to account--despite … Continue reading 10 Hitches With CBC’s 10 Canadians ‘Face-to-Face’ With PM