Posts by Tea Makers operative Allan

Another thing I don’t like about Tod Maffin

Another thing I don't like about Tod Maffin

Tod headlines the news that Stursberg has “resigned” from the CBC. I ask him … He deletes my question and changes the headline to “leaves”. Where’s the honesty in that? http://www.themothercorp.com/stursberg_leaves#comments

A Discerning Bot

A Discerning Bot

http://teaofthemonth.org/jian-ghomeshi-mystery-solved-by-the-tea-makers-blog.html/

The CBC Has Become Synonymous With Fakery

The CBC Has Become Synonymous With Fakery

We’re getting accustomed to lies. Our own public broadcaster not only condones it but also encourages it as a necessary step on the path to success in today’s media-rich world. Jian Ghomeshi and Tod Maffin are the shining examples of how far people who work at the CBC will go to deceive the public. Jian […]

what George isn’t doing

He’s not on TV or radio talking or being seen with ordinary Canadians. He’s not part of creating a new independent FM. He’s not producing any documentaries or even fun shows. He’s not taking us anywhere. He’s not being funny, ever. He’s not writing a blog or his own lines on The Hour. He’s unable […]

Meritocracy Hasn’t Helped Neil Macdonald

Meritocracy Hasn't Helped Neil Macdonald

As a young reporter for The Ottawa Citizen, Neil Macdonald got a scoop about some typical federal government chicanery. The brief attention he received as a result was enough to secure him a lifetime contract with the CBC. But that was in the 1980’s when it seems that panic had set in at the Corporation […]

New CBC Anchor To Replace Diana Swain

New CBC Anchor To Replace Diana Swain

(July 14, 2010 EhNews) Responding to major changes announced for news anchors at both CTV and Global, the CBC quickly pushed aside Diana Swain to grab the headlines away from its competitors. The Corporation chose to boldly hire the first person they saw walking down Front Street. “They think that hiring a woman to be […]

George in Glee on Ice

Dropping the microphone as if he were losing an erection. That’s got to have taken some practice.

The CBC has all the integrity of BP

The CBC has all the integrity of BP

Despite several emails to several people at the CBC, not one of them was ever responded to, not even as having been received. Yet lo and behold, it isn’t just a new picture of Jian Ghomeshi that’s different about the new, improved “Q” web site: as compared to the line it replaces, still in use […]

Several Degrees of Separation

Several Degrees of Separation

Burton Cummings has a long ways to go to catch up to George Stroumboulopoulos. But neither are anywhere near high school drop-out, now Chancellor, Peter Mansbridge. For all three, school’s out … FOREVER!

Any year now, Jian Ghomeshi will stand up for something. Or maybe not.

Any year now, Jian Ghomeshi will stand up for something. Or maybe not.

No one expects every media personality to declare their political views, or even share an opinion about a news event. Just because a person is a celebrity doesn’t mean they’re obligated to get behind a cause or a mission. We can’t all have minds and consciences like Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Sean Penn. Nor […]

Silence of the Lambs: Mercer, Stroumboulopoulos, Ghomeshi

Silence of the Lambs: Mercer, Stroumboulopoulos, Ghomeshi

Strangely quiet

When Journalism Matters

When Journalism Matters

Look, I went into journalism to do journalism, not advertising. My views are critical but that shouldn’t be mistaken for hostile – I’m just not a stenographer. There is a body of work that shows how I view these issues but that was hard-earned through experience, not something I learned going to a cocktail party […]

Spinoff? – The City (Up North)

Spinoff? - The City (Up North)

From the Jian thread and video, blocked worldwide by Viacom One sweet young woman is living her dream. One guy is wishing he could live in New York next to Laurie and Lou forever. Together, they are …

Mark Kelly’s instinct for news

Mark saw the YouTube video and said “I want to talk to this guy”. 306 views! Think, Mark, what were you expecting? Tom Green? Might have tried this guy instead. UPDATE Or watch a competitor, who got the real story … ANOTHER UPDATE First, CTV called. And then The Weather Channel. And then … Big […]

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