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Is it a Towering Inferno?

We watch CTV News Barrie everyday at 6:00 pm. It’s our first view of the news each evening and provides us with an overview of the events in our area of Ontario, Simcoe and Muskoka. It’s also part of the … Continue reading

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News Cluster: Message from the Universe

Corona With all the press coverage about the Coronavirus from China, I was surprised to see a news item about a small plane crash near the Corona airport in California. My ‘spidey’ sense tingled. To see what I mean, Google … Continue reading

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How to Secede in Life

The Royals Who Choose Love Over Duty As soon as Prince Harry started dating Meghan Markle, in 2016, I saw a parallel to what happened in 1936, when King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to be with … Continue reading

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A Conservative Media Outlet

National Post I never noticed it before: there is a definite right-wing bias to the reporting from this media outlet. I never bought nor read anything from them, at least until the last general election, here in Canada. MSN is … Continue reading

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The Media are the Messengers

Are They Shaping Opinion or Mirroring our Biases? Let’s face the facts: money makes the world go round; sometimes in circles. Those with money want to be in control of everyone else. The rest of us just want to have … Continue reading

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“Pure”

The Battle of Good and Evil I watched the first season of this CBC television program a while ago. I had not thought to comment on it, until now. It’s the usage of the term ‘pure’. This has come up … Continue reading

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Are You “Fed Up” Yet?

I’m Fed Up to Here… (Draws hand across neck). When I was a child my mother used to ask me if I was CFRB. They were (and still are) the call letters of a radio station in Toronto. When I … Continue reading

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Does Anybody Hear?

If a Tree Falls When this song came out, my second wife was the local president of Friends of the Earth (FoE) in Torquay, so it had a more ecological edge for our family. Of course, that’s exactly what Bruce … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tale Depends on the Angler

The Media Slant Determines the Angle This started out as a dream about how media bias determines the stories we see every day. Then it developed into a specific instance where this might be evident: a fish story. And I … Continue reading

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Is This the World’s Most Hated Band?

Nickelback (I chose their “Here and Now” album cover for my blog illustration because it features the steam clock in the Gastown district of downtown Vancouver.) In the news recently is an item about a debate being conducted in the … Continue reading

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