Dr.Dawg

Kudos

| Disqus Comments

















Time to salute some honest journalists:


Goody, two shoes:
Roger Cohen has some insights on a recent bit of journalistic licence.

Striking sanity in Ottawa: OC Tranpo drivers and their families face a bleak Christmas. Hugh Adami takes on the vicious mob mentality whipped up by CFRA hatemongers Lowell Green and Steve Madely. In other news, an anti-strike rally at City Hall produced all of three people. Even the organizer, conservative madcap Emrys Graefe, failed to appear. Miss the bus, Emrys?

"I say you are no Parliament. I will put an end to your sitting.": Paul Wells tell it like it is about our Maximum Leader.

Small but vital: She hasn't thrown a shoe at me yet for calling her "sprightly," but maybe she should. Kady O'Malley is always on the inside track. A must-read, and of course the target of the usual vile insults from the knuckle-dragging Right.

Just a few names that occur to me whenever the Senator-wannabe and the rest of the crowd at Fox North make me despair for the future of Canadian journalism. Readers are invited to supply more, with examples.

UPDATE: Those of us who have had a public life know what it's like to trap oneself in recognition/thanks lists at the mic--you'll inevitably leave people out. Reader Brian Mc reminds me that I have done just that with Dan Gardner, who combines readability with solid research as he smashes icons and idées fixes with gimlet-eyed focus. Sorry, but better late than never, Dan.

And--yikes!--while I'm at it, let's not forget my friend Antonia Zerbisias, a fine journalist and blogger who maddens the Usual Suspects with good sense and needle-sharp wit. Besides, anyone who can drive Kathy Shaidle simply mad with envy is right up there, in my book.

And Heather Mallick! A martyr to the cause of deft writing and skewering, publicly flogged by a snivelling CBC exec as propitiation to the Harper-god, but still up and running. Thank goodness.

Return to the home page

blog comments powered by Disqus

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Dr.Dawg published on December 21, 2008 10:37 AM.

Homophobia: a political fashion accessory was the previous entry in this blog.

Payback time is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Powered by Movable Type 5.2