17 December 2011

Yeah, Gerald you dumbass... it's shocking

I've almost lost count of all the people he's strangled with that deadly sweater vest...objective, my assInteresting though... to see what passes, on a daily basis no less... for "objective" journalism at the once respected Globe & Mail...

"It’s in the nature of true believers and ideologues to believe that any means to their sacred ends are justified. This makes them extremely dangerous people."

"It’s also typical of such people that they’re often motivated by unfathomable resentment and anger, a compulsion not just to better but to destroy their adversaries."

"These are good descriptions of Stephen Harper and those closest to him."
Or perhaps, you silly little sister... they're merely the febrile cartwheels of your overactive, paranoid left-leaning imagination. How exactly do you get this kind of nonsense into print... you're the publisher's favourite nephew?

Here's a thought. Why don't you take a little trip down to Barack Obama's exquisitely organised Chicago... and let us know what we need to change up here?

Yeah... that's what I thought.

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FROM THE GLOBE COMMENTS:
the sky is falling, the sky is falling**********

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"For today's top nominee in journalistic cowardice, the fake quote captured above has been quietly removed in the Globe and Mail version, without so much as noting the page has been updated. However, they forgot to fix their rankings - now their 'top ten' infamous quotes begin with #2."
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UPDATE: Busted twice, still no shame...

...or apology...
Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this gallery that compiled some of the most memorable quotes of 2011, The Canadian Press included a fictitious quote from hockey personality Don Cherry. In fact, the quote attributed to Cherry in The Canadian Press story was taken from a satirical web site by a Toronto-based blogger. This version has been corrected.
The real story here, as usual, is in the Globe comments...
caught with their pants down againDon't laugh... they may just pick this one up and run with it.

No wonder the print media is dying.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is chaos lapping at our shores! Vote Conservative!

Neo Conservative said...

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or nonny... you could indiscriminately lap up all of gerald "chicken little" caplan's fever dreams about the smokey, skull-littered dystopian future under a conservative government.

"any means to their sacred ends... extremely dangerous people... unfathomable resentment and anger... destroy their adversaries."

sounds like somebody's been into the medical marijuana.

yeah... that stephen harper is one dangerous guy... or a boring ol' accountant. it just depends on which side of the futon you leftbots wake up on.

say, where exactly are those gulags for the transgendered... or the soldiers on our streets?

you silly little trolls do all the work for me.

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Frances said...

I don't know, but Caplan's comments ring shockingly true. It's just that - when I read such statements - I think of the Greens, the NDP, and the AGM worshippers.

Frances said...

And, Neo, special Christmas wishes for you and your family. There's that empty chair at the table, and it's not easy. May your good memories sustain you throughout this season.

Anon1152 said...

"Interesting though... to see what passes, on a daily basis no less... for "objective" journalism at the once respected Globe & Mail..."

Well... the Caplan piece you point to is in a section of the website reserved for "commentary from across the political spectrum." That seems true, looking at the section, and at the Globe in general. The Globe has plenty of "right wing" opinion. This is the paper that has endorsed Harper election after election after election. And yet, for some reason, I still respect it. I rely on it for most of my Canadian news... perhaps because I distinguish between "news" and "opinion"... a distinction that is often easy to make, since it's often--though not often enough--clearly labelled.

By the way, I find it amusing that you'll accuse Caplan and those who might share some of his opinions about Harper of being being "chicken littles" and saying that it "sounds like somebody's been into the medical marijuana." That's particularly amusing given the Harper government's position on marijuana (e.g., prison time for having six plants).

Anonymous said...

"It’s in the nature of true believers and ideologues to believe that any means to their sacred ends are justified. This makes them extremely dangerous people.... "

The first thing I thought of was the Ontario Liberals and their apologists! Actually, the rest of the article fits them too. Watch how this can be rewritten:

"A central tenet of the new reality is the repudiation of the need for anything as irrelevant as evidence, facts or rationality whenever they are inconvenient. As in borrowing billions to fund the green industry, without a shred of credible evidence of global warming... um climate change! As when Premier McGuinty defends his vote buying and pandering by reminding us of a Liberal article of faith..."

All jokes aside. This is what passes in the G&M now? Just idiotic opinion pieces?

Neo Conservative said...

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anon1152 says... e.g., prison time for having six plants)."

ah, yes... look who's back... uber-troll, er... perspicacious & worldly wise commenter anon1152.

i guess i shouldn't be surprised... every whiff of the "secretive, evil, controlling" prime minister really seems to get your knickers in a twist.

you actually believe caplan's ranting in the globe is fair commentary?

seriously?

well, nonny... that speaks volumes all by itself... but pls, this time around, spare us the series of turgid essays.

how about you report back when that first poor sod with six plants in his closet lands in the yard at kington pen.

from all the reading i do... seems it's hard to pull jail time in daltontario for throwin' shots on a downtown street, or running people down with your car.

go ahead... spark up another one... it's the second doob that really makes you smart.

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Anon1152 said...

"you actually believe caplan's ranting in the globe is fair commentary? "

My point was merely that "Caplan's ranting" was commentary. It was not presented as "objective journalism" (as you seemed to claim).

Anonymous said...

Before the crime bill, 1 plant would land you in jail if the law were enforced correctly. What has been happening is called "selective enforcement", where the police press charges if they choose to. It's a common and corrosive phenomenon in countries with high levels of corruption - regulations against everything allow corrupt officials to use the law as a hammer against their adversaries. Sort of like section 13 in Canada.

What the marijuana provision in the crime bill actually does is decriminalize marijuana production for personal use. Now you can put 5 plants against the living room window and not worry about some cop with a grudge messing with you.

I'm not overly surprised that the media isn't emphasizing this point.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon1152 says... My point was merely that 'Caplan's ranting' was commentary."

of course, that wasn't the question i asked, was it?

asked & not answered... again.

what do you say to anon@6:49?

"What the marijuana provision in the crime bill actually does is decriminalize marijuana production for personal use."

sounds like you & your smokehound pals owe the prime minister a big one.

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