Monday, March 30, 2009

Today's Dumbest Newspaper in Canada

And the prize goes to...

The Globe & Mail

which is today's Dumbest Newspaper in Canada for this headline: "Afghanistan still dangerous, PM says."

Really, The Globe needs Harper to inform the Canadian people that Afghanistan is still dangerous? To cinch the award, the G&M features an utterly vapid editorial on the meltdown by Marcus Gee in the business section.


Real Estate in Toronto said...

Must agree, I always thought G&M was somehow shabby and non-professional. Plus that headline just kills it.


Fish said...

Dammit, I guess I have to forget about that vacation I was going to take to Kandahar! I got a really good price too!

Fish said...

By the way Mound, every now and then I find myself back on campus and I've been following an interesting story in the Fulcrum.

You might want to check out this link:

If you dig deep enough onto the Fulcrum's website, you'll find a lot more details, but the link above should be enough to make your blood boil.

Opposition to military operations in Gaza being treated as anti-semitism. Does it sound at all familiar?

The Mound of Sound said...

Blood boil? Not really, Fish. Universities have always been petrie dishes for impassioned, often angry, debates. I think that's one reason why parents like their kids to attend out of town schools.

In my day the furor was over bilingual air traffic control for Quebec and it had the droit civil students up in arms.

But it all paled to my undergrad days in the States during Viet Nam. We had the Weathermen and the SDS on campus and the Panthers just off campus and the noise alone was enough to make your blood boil.

Fish said...

Point taken, but still a University of all places is supposed to nurturre ideas, not suppress them.

At any rate, we haven't had too many riots lately, so I suppose this is all old news to you.

They're also up in arms over the student fed elections being contested and a lawsuit against the university. I'll continue to follow these stories.