Category Archives: Newstainment Media Behaviour

Ontarians: feeling manipulated?

Premier Wynne’s constant concessions in the waning days of the Ontario election should give you a clue. Saying she won’t win tomorrow’s election shows she: doesn’t respect the voter doesn’t respect the election process doesn’t respect the Ontario Liberal Party … Continue reading

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Who decides an election?

Donors Newstainment Media Pollsters Special Interest Groups Voters Ontarians! Have you noticed that polling is still going on since 9th May when the writ was drawn up to mark the start of the official election campaign?  What are you going … Continue reading

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Mainstream, aka newstainment, media: receiver beware

Are you told you are too young? Are you told you are too old? Ageism is nothing new.  “Why You are Washed up at 40” and other media stories are popular “not because they represent true facts, but because they … Continue reading

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Newstainment media’s & political class’ plot thickens (again): obstruction of justice

Don’t look now, but there’s … The if-you-don’t-get-upset-about-this-there’s-something-wrong-with-you look and the world-is-about-to-end voice intoning the most shocking words to traverse one’s cochlea—”O-B-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-O-N O-F J-U-S-T-I-C-E.” (Director’s note:  make audience shiver like Sam the Snowman does in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer when … Continue reading

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Newstainment media’s dysfunction

The Emmy Awards, the Canadian Screen Awards, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards, and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards should create a new category:  Best News Drama Performance. Let’s not forget The National Newspaper Awards and The National Press … Continue reading

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