NEWSFLASH: Andrew Weaver & CBC drop his claim to Nobel fame

One of Andrew Weaver‘s prime cheerleaders over the years has been the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). With only one previous exception of which I am aware, they’ve never failed to mention – and/or visually feature – his unearned Nobel laurel, which was featured (albeit falsely and grandiosely) in the judgment. To the best of my…

Of tweets, twits and the factually deficient

In a blogpost at Bishop Hill, a few days ago, Andrew Montford described the BBC’s Tim Willcox as: Potty mouthed, bigoted, biased. He’s probably due for promotion. Willcox is not one of the BBC-niks with whom I was familiar; but it was no surprise (considering that he’s a BBC reporter) to also learn from Montford…

Ban Ki-moon unscripted … or not?!

Well, it seems that there have been more laps and lapses in Lima than one could shake a stick at! A close to never-ending story if ever there was one! Not the least of which were Greenpeace’s attention-seeking and appallingly disrespectful acts of destruction. Nonetheless, this annual dance to nowhere land was supposed to have…

Mediocre CBC continues its descent

Please see my previous post for background on the CBC’s failure to do its Remembrance Day homework … What I now find interesting is that it has taken CBC so long to address this scandalous matter on TV. And, strangely enough, one of CBC’s “leading investigative journalists and CBC News’ senior investigative journalist”, Diana Swain,…

Canada’s CBC fails to do its homework … again

Notwithstanding its many claims that, as Canada’s “national broadcaster”, the CBC is an “authoritative” newscaster, in recent years this bureaucratic behemoth, funded at great taxpayer expense – which has rarely been known to fail to trumpet its self-proclaimed “authoritative” newscaster status – has once again demonstrated its true superficial colours. On this blog, for almost…