One of the crime scenes

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Never Fear, is Here!

It seems like a hell of a lot more than "perspectives" connect. This is also where the decisions are made as to what is actually NEWS. We need to know how the police in the United Kingdom are doing in solving the murder of a Hells Angel from Calgary. But what happened in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Robson and Smithe (or on the phone) two days ago is of no importance to the citizens of British Columbia.

One would think the Times-Colonist would be interested in this trial, since the Crime Scene (or scene of the warrants being executed) was right there in James Bay. Or maybe the Province would be interested, because let's face it, government corruption and organized crime is SENSATIONAL (oops, I guess that's only when it involves the NDP and a deck or a bingo hall). But of course the Vancouver Stunned that pretends to be the paper of record for the province would keep us at least as well informed about this trial as that of Robert "Willy" Pickton, no? Well silly me I guess.

Speaking of media consolidation, which has done so much to improve the public awareness of what is happening, here is a partial list of the GlowBall/Canned West empire. I guess we should take comfort that where ever we go in Canada we can read and watch something with the same spin that we have grown to love and depend on to keep us "well informed."


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Friday, August 24, 2007 at 4:12:00 PM PDT  
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BC Mary said...

Y'know, Koot, the most difficult things to research are the stories which AREN'T there.

Today I got steamed about CanWest ignoring Ujjal Dosanjh.

Disclosure: I haven't always admired Ujj. Remember when he was Attorney General and he sorta live-trapped the premier, shoved him out on the lawn and then grabbed the premier's chair for himself??

Remember when he indulged in block-voting to get himself nominated in his riding?

Then remember how he shrugged, halfway through the next election campaign and said "Aw, what's the use of trying, we can't win!" and, big surprise, they didn't win. (But at least we got Joy & Jenny, the best Opposition BC ever had!)

But still and all ... Ujj deserved better than he received this week in CanWest media.

Ujjal Dosanjh is, after all, a former B.C. premier and currently a Member of Parliament representing Vancouver. And Ujjal Dosanjh, apparently, is the subject of serious threats against his life and safety ... and dammit, this is NEWS.


The people should be informed who's making these alleged threats (Sikh militant extremists), where they made these alleged threats (e.mails and editorials), and what was said.

Jaypers, we can't just let alleged thuggery run rampant in our streets and high-rises ... and sit with our hands folded, saying nothing, can we? No!

But I'm not making this up ... it was The Globe and Mail which gave 1/2 page to the story. Only the Globe and Mail. WHILE B.C.'S CANWEST DAILY NEWSPAPERS SAID NOTHING. NOTHING! JUST LOOKED THE OTHER WAY!

I mean, just imagine if Gordon Campbell's life had allegedly been threatened, not once but twice!

PS. Yes, I did remove my comment once, so as to add some precautionary "allegeds". Sigh.

- BC Mary.


Friday, August 24, 2007 at 4:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BC Mary said...

Shortly after making the above comments, I took a 5-day holiday in the northwoods. Beautiful weather, very peaceful, very good for the soul. Much appreciated.

So I send special thanks to Koot for stepping in, when needed on The Legislature Raids.

And huge thanks to Robin Mathews for addressing some thoughts to Judge Bennett & others on our behalf. The public has been kept so silent on this case which is, after all, an important public affairs issue.

Now, if only proceedings in Courtroom 54 will get seriously under way on September 17 (2007, that is) and give Basi, Virk and Basi their day in court ... and give British Columbians their answer to what happened that we lost B.C. Rail. Like, maybe we'll get to see the Sale Agreement for gosh sakes!

Or will they still be doing this Dance of the Dysfunctional on 28 December 2007 -- FOUR YEARS after the police felt obliged to do their historic raids on the B.C. Legislature? FOUR YEARS later and we're still wondering WHY.

So like that delightfully hysterical lady says in the TV insurance advert as she leans out of her car window and yells: "Come on already, let's get going ... !"


Friday, August 31, 2007 at 1:12:00 PM PDT  

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