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News from the Federal Finance Minister

Flaherty’s deficit plan: Take an axe and cut deep “I’ve done it before. I did it in Ontario.”-Jim Flaherty quoted in the Toronto Star. Stay tuned for updates

Penguins aren’t people, John Doyle

Of the 10 most endearing people in the lonely life of an epistle spewing TV critic, the under-rated Amanda Lang and the over-rated Claire Martin.

the Tea Makers page you’ve never seen

the Tea Makers page you've never seen

It’s likely you’ve never read this page. I hadn’t until last night, and I work here.

Public broadcaster comes back for public healthcare

Jeffrey Dvorkin gets fed up with the US insurance companies and comes back to Canada. Just what Toronto needs, more consultants! All is forgiven, Jeffrey. Welcome back.

CBC.ca and National Post join to create Olympics website

When you hear the words “jam-packed” and “co-branded” in a press release describing a website, first thing you smell is the panicky fear. The second is the javascript errors.

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

~ formation of beliefs and making decisions according to what might be pleasing to imagine instead of by appealing to evidence or rationality. The Torontoist declares the CBC a “Hero of 2009”, and employs a humourist to write a serious summary of its many accomplishments. The result is, naturally, silly. But there’s a great drawing […]

Reach For The Pot

Marc Emery is nominated for CBC B.C.’s Top Newsmaker of the Year after the CBC received “a significant number of suggestions”. “I think (as a former reporter-newscaster) that this nomination by the CBC … if Marc is mentioned, is a good thing. This only serves to bring more attention to Marcs’ and our cause. Marc […]

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

5 DAYS LEFT TO GET IN YOUR BID! George’s “A Flop House” – $81.00 – SOLD at $127.50 Erin’s “Time Traveller Gingerbread” – $88.00 – SOLD at $122.50 Zaib’s “A Little Mosque” – $20.50 – SOLD at $100.00

an opinion about CBC Radio 2

YouTube – volume varies – 5:56

Dan Rather?

Dan Rather?

Which TV executive would you prefer decided if your show stayed on the air or not?

Max Ferguson reissues biography

Max Ferguson reissues biography

Max Ferguson reissues And Now… Here’s Max in time for Christmas. Has anyone read this? What did you think? (CBC Radio clips here, to refresh your memory)

Fake Ouimet drubbing is reblogged with extreme prejudice

What began as a routine exercise in listing the idiots in the publishing industry who have failed to recognize his greatness went horribly wrong when bloggers got ahold of it and beat him mercilessly. I supposed you should expect them to get a little short-fused and snippy when your project is titled “The Cranky Copyright […]

Yes, the CBC paid for and posted this piece of crap

Yes, the CBC paid for and posted this piece of crap

Confessions of a Santa: (clip 4) “Mrs. Claus, not only my wife but she’s also a witch. Yeah, I didn’t believe it until I saw her give birth to a fucking reindeer. Scared the shit out of me.” (that’s the entire clip) The CBC calls it a HOLIDAY VIDEO, part of the cheery web page […]

Rachel Nixon goes TWAWOL

Rachel Nixon goes TWAWOL

Last seen in the tweet hole on October 30, has the director of New Media for CBC News lost interest?

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