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Finally, someone has spoken up about the rampant political opportunism surrounding the tsunami relief efforts in Asia. The U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan, pointed out in his own diplomatic way that, as the water recedes, it is quickly being replaced by a flood of foreign dignitaries. As they drop by for a photo op and ... Read More

He Blinked First

Here’s a quick recap of where things stood yesterday afternoon: Ian Scott had posted a conjecture to his Web site that Warren Kinsella took exception to, and resulted in some legal unpleasantness between those individuals (still ongoing). [Update: now resolved ] I did some research into Ian’s post, and while I agree that the content ... Read More

Style Over Substance

CBC reports that CanWest Global is in the hot-seat for altering the meaning of reports it obtains from other news agencies. They have evidently been peppering Middle-East news with the word ‘terrorist’ when describing mainly Arab groups. No kidding. As an example, Schlesinger cited a recent Reuters story, in which the original copy read: “…the ... Read More