Showing posts from February, 2008

Free Press story reports truth about Asper/Richardson fundraising stunt, replaces it with propaganda

The Winnipeg Free Press, the leading MSM source of news in Manitoba, is learning a hard lesson about modern technology.

Their flirtation with the internet is bringing them nothing but grief, as their manipulations of the news are being exposed by their own website postings.

Yesterday on the show we read aloud from the post on the WFP website about the fundraising stunt by the Friends of Upper Fort Garry. In conjunction with CJOB, two famous millionaires pretended to spontaeneously add $500,000 each to the Friends campaign to raise $3.5 M to "save" the Fort (though no one has explained what it is being saved from). The Freep's first story exposed the stage-managed donations.

Within minutes of reading that story on the air, a new version appeared online which wiped out all references to what really happened on CJOB and tried to wrap the Friends in the flag of protecting Manitoba's history against rapacious land developers.

But thanks to the magic of cut and paste, we hav…

Mainstream Vs Alternative: Crime can suck this.

Lets get this badge out and polish it up… there we go.

Here is a link to the offending blogpost.

I’m not trying to pick on Dan Lett, but the things he says really angers up the blood, and before I know it my fingers are a-typing away. Now this ‘kinda white liberal’ news paper columnist starts out with very harsh words towards the latest Conservative campaign of direct mail to voters, accusing the current NDP government of being soft on crime. Well, Mister Doer and his government sure aren’t tough on crime. I can point out various cases where the public was sure given a disservice by our justice system.

The case that sticks out in my mind, when I first realized something was wrong with our justice system, occurred in 2001. A 15-year-old punk killed a 21-year-old refugee from Iraq with an 8-Ball in a sock. Justice Ron Meyers pronounced sentence - only 1 day in a juvenile detention center (Homie don’t play that game indeed), and 15 months of supervision after spending 108 days in pre-trial …

Thanks to Senator Frank Mahovlich/Tim Horton Day

I was thrilled beyond belief to have a special guest on the show Thursday. Hockey and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame member "The Big M", Senator Frank Mahovlich, joined us from Nunavet to take part in our special program.

To so many, Tim Horton is a name associated with a commercial enterprise. The true greatness and longevity of his NHL career- 6 time All Star, second only to Bobby Orr in All Star voting as a defenseman in 1967-68 and 68-69, 4 Stanley Cups, second rearguard to tally 100 career goals - is virtually unknown. His death in a car crash after a Buffalo loss at Maple Leaf Gardens, at age 44, was a shock and his loss is felt to this day. We decided that in his honour, we would observe the anniversary of his passing as Tim Horton Day, and set out to find the best possible expert on the subject.

Mahovlich, the legendary left winger on 6 Stanley Cup winners, told about watching Horton get clobbered by Ranger defenceman Bill Gadsby in March 1955 and the horrible spiral bre…

RIP CanAlert.. Hello Mister National Public Alerting System.

AKA: Lets get some safety already!

Let’s not break out the Half Pints yet - there is still a lot of work to do. But if we have a national public alerting system in place by 2010, I will take Chuck Sanderson out for a Half Pints at the King’s Head Pub.

CanAlert is no more; it is now the National Public Alerting System. But let’s not be fooled, industry Canada was still given the project of creating a national warning system in 1995. So if the system is established by 2010, it will have taken 15 years to get this up and running.
Back in 1995, things like cell phones, and blackberries were not as prevalent as they are now, if not just concepts on a drawing board. It would have been pretty expensive to have a public alerting system that would notify you on your cell phone, and even then how many people would it reach? Not very much. The other option is TV and radio, and for that to happen legally, they would need to change their licenses.

Fast forward to now.

Everyone and their dog has a cell …


What a fabulous interview yesterday with former CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey.

His frank reminicences of his rookie days in Hamilton and playing under coach Bud Riley in Winnipeg in 74-75 were a facinating retrospective of an era where being the wrong colour meant athletes like Chuck couldn't even get drafted by the NFL if they weren't willing to switch positions.Ealey was the first black quarterback to win a professional championship when he led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Grey Cup in 1972.

His story and the struggles of other black quarterbacks who found their way into the CFL, is told in John Danakis' new book Choice of Colours -- at McNally Robinson bookstores and it's a great gift for kids 8 and up.

We also learned thatdespite winning 3 Tangerine Bowls and leading the University of Toledo to a 35-0 record, Chuck is not in the College Football Hall of Fame. The bogus reasoning is that even though Chuck was First Team All-American in 1971's The Football News selec…

More on the Crocus scandal, a special interview with a CFL legend and more: TGCTS this week

More this week on the Crocus insider emails from 2003 - the story no one else will report.

Correpondence from former CEO Sherman Kreiner and Former VP Bob Jones show how far Fund managers would go to keep the truth about their precarious finances from unsuspecting investors - such as mislead and intimidate reporter Krista Erickson, and hint at legal action against the Free Press (which led then-editor Nick Hirst to send a sample of the "many letters" of complaint he received about Crocus to Kreiner). On Tuesday Paul Sveinson, a shareholder/analyst, will again join the show to review the material and look deeper into which companies got free money without proper Board oversight.

This weeks lineup:

Monday : Frank the Italian Barber will shock the world with his story of how a guy from Corydon could win a bet on a team from New York. With 97.5 million viewers, the big game stands as the second-most watched show in US TV history.

And for those of you who are interested, here is a li…