Yesterday, Carl Wilson served the chattering classes a pious, self-involved – and exceedingly poorly-written – piece about how he knew Jian Ghomeshi was abusing women, and how he didn’t do anything about it. It was despicable. (Interestingly, immediately afterwards, the Globe’s Leah McLaren posted this online: “I’ve just read a piece full of high-minded moral outrage […]
I could write today about Russia's latest petty move in that country's despicable campaign against LGBT people by removing a memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs in St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay. Show More Summary
She blows it again. May her misery be long and deep. Oh, and this from the archives.
But he got a Slate byline! What an asshole Carl Wilson is.
Nate Silver, the Oracle, has spoken. Silver – the U.S. statistician and political analyst, the Warren Buffett of modern politics – said over the weekend that President Barack Obama’s Democrats are facing a 75 per cent chance of losing control of the Senate Tuesday night. Given that the Republicans already control the House, this is no […]
I love how they call me a “political raconteur.” Anyway – if you are in the neighbourhood on November 12 (and even if you aren’t), try and come by. It’s for a great cause – namely, ridding the nation of the scourge that is Conservative majority government. Come one, come all! Bring your chequebook! […]
Sent from a former senior CBC person I know and respect. It wasn’t just Jian, seems. Warren, I just read your piece about who knew what and when at the CBC and one of its reporters who is on the fast track to oblivion. Great piece. And I have my suspicions! Indeed, there are some […]
So great is my dedication to you, the viewing audience, I risked it all to file this incredible report. You’re welcome. Watch, and marvel.
I don’t know what is going on – Twitter is never a good place to look for context or truth – but I’ll say this: Jaime Watt is one of the best at what he does. If you ever got in trouble, you’d be grateful to have him in your corner.
[I'm posting this early because I'm starting to think my first reaction - disbelief - was wrong. Really wrong. Time will tell, etc., but here is my stab at trying to understand this.] What did they know, and when did they know it? That’s a question that has its origins in the Watergate scandal, forty […]
I was up very, very late last night, on air, with the charming David Akin and the brilliant Michael Diamond, discussing Ontario municipal results and Alberta provincial results. It was a blast. Those two are the best. Tonight, however, I will be at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus – to speak to political science […]
I'm glad that John Tory won the Toronto mayoralty and that the Ford era is now over. I hoped to see more progressive councillors get elected across Toronto, but sadly the power of incumbency in many places is tough to beat. Kristyn Wong-Tam won in my ward, which is great. Show More Summary
Keeping church and state separate is important. Keeping the state and the police separate is equally important. We all got to see why, last week, when Stephen Harper – and one of his senior ministers – summarily changed their job descriptions. Last Monday, the Prime Minister assigned himself the role of federal Chief of Police. […]
JOHN TORY BARS WOMAN BECAUSE OF HER MALE PARTNER And Toronto mayoralty candidate again attempts to bully news media TORONTO – Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory has decreed that Lisa Kirbie will not be permitted to provide political commentary for CityNews at his Election Night gathering – because of who Kirbie’s partner is. Kirbie […]
Very, very sad to hear this news. We were adversaries and later became friends. A great Calgarian, he was.
If elections are just great big job interviews (and they are) then communications – how you communicate, when you communicate, what you communicate – ultimately determine whether you get the job or not. There are exceptions to that, of course. (There are always exceptions in politics.) In Toronto’s municipal campaign, there were three big things […]
Here. Being beaten by 1, 5 and 9 is an honour. In respect of the rest of the list? Well, I haven’t really tweeted anything to #topoli since mid-August, so I particularly enjoyed beating 40, 42, 44, 46, 47, 51, 54, 57, 65, 77, 82, 83, 95 and 101. (I’m petty, but you clearly dig […]