Biased Election Coverage And Consumption Will Have Consequences

Mary Charleson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Mary Charleson

The media on both sides of the political aisle may well be painting a picture of what they want to see happen, not what is an accurate prediction of what could happen. And because we all willingly are consuming and sharing media as we always have been, we are confident in our own views of the likely outcome.

A Fashionable Recap Of 'The Bachelor' Premiere

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Style

"50 shades of crazy."

Election Result Numbers Show Canadians Voted Strategically: Experts

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

"The Conservatives were on the verge of doing much better."

Harper: 'Nobody Votes Strategically'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics

A simmering ABC sentiment — anyone but the Conservatives — has spawned a growing strategic voting movement, but experts say the 1-2-3s have to add up for it to actually work.

Election Campaign Pitting Veterans Against Veterans: Advocates

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Veterans advocates say the nasty, personal attacks of the federal election campaign are driving an unprecedented wedge among the country's community of ex-soldiers, the likes of which haven't been since the 1920s.

Why Barbara Walters Matters

Martine St Victor | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Martine St Victor

On May 16, Barbara Walters will retire. You don't have to love Walters as much as I do. But if you love television, you must recognize her contribution. Nowadays, the tradition of event television barely exists. Thank you PVR, On Demand and Internet. So in great part, the appreciation of "big gets" is a lost art. 

Bill Nye The Science Guy Dresses Like Robot, Dances To Daft Punk

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Music

Bill Nye the Science Guy has been a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars." I use past-tense because, spoiler alert, he is no longer on "Dancing with ...

Watching the Watchdog: What Keeping an Eye on Cops Can Do

Tim Knight | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

You can't watch the police riot at the G20 summit or the killing of Sammy Yatim in the bus on all those smartphones and surveillance cameras without believing that maybe, just maybe, the era of the thin blue line endlessly protecting its own might be ending. Not because the cops have cleaned up their act. But because now they're being watched.

A Man's Take on The Bachelor Finale

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada TV
The Purple Fig

Every Monday night I need both of my boys asleep by 8 p.m. Because Monday night at 8 p.m. is ABC's The Bachelor; a show I have not missed an episode of for the last five years. "Only girls watch that," the guys at work tell me. "Sexist," I mutter. This season's Bachelor has been one of the very best.

Watching the Watchdog: Last Night Obama Got His Mojo Back

Tim Knight | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

During his first debate with Mitt Romney, Barack Obama seldom looked directly at Romney. He seldom contradicted Romney. He never raised his voice to Romney. He never really challenged Romney. So what happens in the second U.S. presidential debate? OBAMA GETS HIS MOJO BACK!!! He came out bristling for a fight. This time Obama's in charge. He dominates the fight, provides the drive, the passion. This time, no deference.

Watching the Watchdog: Will Microsoft Produce the Next Walter Cronkite?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Once upon a time when the world was young and had hope, and global warming, the one per cent and social media hadn't yet been invented, there truly was a golden age for TV news in North America. Could Microsoft bring that golden age back since its split from MSNBC?