The following conversation between the three voices of CKNW’s Trailing Edge from the Ledge was first reported at Insights in October 2009. Keith: Vaughn called them nut cases in the past… Vaughn: […]
See what happens when you split the vote
On today’s Trailing Edge from the Ledge, BC Liberal press officer Sean Leslie disclosed strategy to be followed after the party’s candidate, federal Conservative wonk Laurie Throness, fails to win the once […]
BC Liberals spokesment Keith “Fore!” Baldrey and Bill “That’s an old story” Good, with Mr. “I’ve Seen No Evidence” Palmer, said on Corus Radio that bloggers are anonymous “wingnuts” writing “things they don’t know.”
Trailing edge from the Ledge
A reader commenting in a preceding article about corporate journalism left this statement: A means must be found to reign in the illegality and criminal activity in BC’s provincial government. I believe that exposing unvarnished […]
Toothless media accommodates political fraud
In 2006, Rafe Mair wrote News Media, Defanged for The Tyee. It included the headline: Politicians, not too long ago, feared the press. Of course miscreants particularly feared Rafe Mair during his […]
Time for BC’s media to admit its conflicts
CBC finally responds publicly, but not completely. Read for yourselves and add your comments. CBC Editor in Chief responds to Ombudsman decision. Be aware though, they do not approve intemperate comments, even […]
Self-interested blather from Edge of the Ledge
Wonderful demonstration today of how BC’s tight little circle of political reporters is willfully blind to the real issue at stake in the CBC conflict of interest matter. Of course, I did […]
Mainstream media no longer sole gatekeepers
In the government’s sale disposition of BC Rail, there are compelling indicators of massive fraud. Even worse, senior provincial officials interfered with investigation and prosecution of these crimes. Having directed the asset disposal […]
For traditional media to avoid irrelevance
Ian Reid is back at his computer station this week and that is good news for blog readers. He wrote a piece at The Real Story last October that is worth reexamination because the […]
Truth is not subjective
In this opinion site, I often take shots at PostMedia dailies for failures to contribute intelligently to a broad discussion of community issues. The conduit between the Fraser Institute and the Vancouver […]
Standing in the path of progress and shouting "Stop!"
Oh, What a Tea Party! by Richard Reeves, Truthdig “. . . The big winners in the budget “deal” were the people who understood the least: the tea party folk, a minority, generally […]
Ubiquitous fog of political misinformation
Cutting Edge of the Ledge, a weekly CKNW segment, is a classic display of journalism gone wrong in British Columbia. The participating trio – Good, Palmer, Baldrey – spreads a ubiquitous fog […]
Succinct comments from a few of BC’s mainstream pundits indicate that Adrian Dix is the NDP leadership candidate who most worries their cohorts, the BC Liberals. In politics, little time is wasted […]
Thieves get rewarded even when thievery goes awry
A charitable group I follow is Coffee Kids, an organization that works in Latin America to improve education, health awareness, microcredit and food security in small coffee-farming communities. An item in the regular […]
Dix sets a distinctly different course
It is no surprise to anyone but Monday, Adrian Dix entered the BC NDP leadership race. He is a strong candidate, probably the one that most worries BC Liberals. Their strategy, demonstrated […]
Inaccurate reporting in the Globe & Mail, what a surprise
After looking at the Globe and Mail headlines this morning, I planned to write about Sean Holman’s contribution. However, Ian Reid at The Real Story beat me to the keyboard. Reid makes the […]
Open, democratic and civil debate, for whom?
To have an open, democratic and civil discussion, all citizens must have a voice and a platform. The mainstream media in this province knows little about open discussions. I tried to engage the Editorial Pages Editor in correspondence, asking Vancouver Sun to open the Op-Ed page to people with ideas that occasionally stray from the newspaper’s agenda. Mihlar had not the courtesy to respond. So how do opponents of mainstream concepts participate in open, democratic and civil debates?
Lying then or lying now?
On radio Monday, BC Liberal spokesman Keith Baldrey may have launched a trial balloon when he talked of a possible strategy for dealing with the HST dilemma. He said that, after the […]
Fudge-it budgets, free rides and points of view
Will McMartin is another writer who uncovers facts the traditional media choose to ignore. Do not miss this one: The Tyee – Worst Fudge-it Budget Proven, but Free Ride from Media To […]
Reporter or advocate and apologist?
John Stewart reacts to watching Global TV’s News Hour Final on June 15. Stewart was expecting to hear a report on the BCR/Liberal Corruption Trial underway in BC Supreme Court and still […]