She's so controversial I'll likely get attacked just for interviewing her and publishing this article, but former Sun News Network and Rebel Media journalist and staunch right-wing commentator Faith Goldy's Toronto mayoral run is newsworthy. As one top media figure who used to manage a newsroom put it: "If I had two people assigned to … Continue reading Q&A With Dark-Horse Toronto Mayoral Candidate Faith Goldy
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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
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
What is the Trudeau Government Trying to Censor on Facebook?
After Trudeau was endlessly lampooned for his boneheaded "peoplekind" manterruption by both the domestic and international press throughout the week (I don't really care if it was joke or not, or taken out of context, the point is Trudeau says dumb things often, meant seriously, that usually get ignored or praised by Canadian mainstream media), the … Continue reading What is the Trudeau Government Trying to Censor on Facebook?
Hijab Hoax: Some Answers from Toronto Police and Lingering Questions for Toronto District School Board, Media, Politicians, and Girl’s Family
It's been almost three weeks since the false report of an eleven-year-old girl being twice attacked by a crazed Asian man with scissors, cutting a 12-inch slice in her hijab, was first blasted across cyberspace on Friday, January 12. Once the Toronto Police concluded their investigation, finding the incident was a fabricated hoax, the media — … Continue reading Hijab Hoax: Some Answers from Toronto Police and Lingering Questions for Toronto District School Board, Media, Politicians, and Girl’s Family
The Canadian Media is Shrouding the Federal Election in Darkness
The Canadian election is merely nine days away, and the campaign has now descended into a phase much like The Dark Ages. During the last two weeks of this eleven-week battle of attrition, the mainstream media's fickle attention span has somehow remained fixated primarily on the minuscule niqab fray, instead of devoting top coverage to … Continue reading The Canadian Media is Shrouding the Federal Election in Darkness