Categories
Uncategorized

Today’s editorial cartoons on Trump

Today’s Trump Editorial Cartoons. Click on thumbnail to view cartoon. (click here to view) J.D. Crowe Alabama Media Group May 10, 2017 EditorialCartoonists.com (click here to view) David Horsey Los Angeles Times May 10, 2017 EditorialCartoonists.com (click here to view) Kevin Siers Charlotte Observer May 10, 2017 EditorialCartoonists.com     0

Categories
Uncategorized

The New Yorker’s David Remnick on the dangers of normalizing Donald Trump – video

David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, discusses the dangers of normalizing a Donald Trump presidency during a live chat hosted by the Columbia Journalism Review, in partnership with the Guardian and Reuters. The event, titled ‘Covering Trump: what happens when journalism, politics and fake news collide’, was held at the Columbia Journalism School in […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Americans more likely to be killed by cows than immigrant terrorists

Americans are vastly more likely to find employment with a Muslim refugee than to be killed by one. They are in fact much likelier to be killed by cows, fireworks and malfunctioning elevators than an immigrant terrorist. Cows kill 20 Americans every year on average. (Source) Yes, cows are twenty times more lethal than sharks, […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Spinning Hillary: a history of America and Russia’s mutual meddling

A Guardian article writes – Donald Trump once again shocked Americans when he appeared to call on Russia to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s emails from the personal server she used while she was secretary of state. His comments came as allegations swirled that Russian authorities had hacked the Democratic National Committee’s emails in an […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Economic facts fail Harper’s boasting of economy

Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are running the most poorly performing economy the country has seen since the end of the Second World War according to a new report by Unifor, Canada’s largest private union. Stephen Harper has been boasting publicly of how well his government has controlled the economy. Such ads on TV are […]

Categories
Uncategorized

How to destroy the future. Noam Chomsky.

Noam Chomsky, the man who brought us “Manufacturing Consent”, wrote a piece for the Guardian titled “How to destroy the future”. I felt it was worthwhile sharing the link with you. I was in Broadcast Journalism in the 1980’s when Noam Chomsky wrote “Manufacturing Consent”. When I attended the next Radio/Television News Directors Association convention […]

Categories
Uncategorized

U.S. political debate stuck in the past.

Excerpts from an article by Chrystia Freeland in the Globe & Mail. In choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney swapped his Massachusetts pragmatism for a proudly ideological commitment to limited government. The Democrats, by contrast, believe in the essential role government plays, and are willing to raise taxes, at […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Governments, lotteries, hypocrisy.

Politicians must think the voting public is either stupid or gullible. Each election the opposition party promises to give the voters everything under the sun, and blame the current governing party for everything wrong. Let’s look at budgets, whether here in Canada, the United States, or anywhere else. Let’s look at voters as a lottery […]