In case you’re still spending energy getting around the Globe and Mail paywall, editor John Stackhouse gives you good reason to become a paying subscriber.
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The rights of transgender people are enjoying something of a moment in the sun. It may have begun early in 2013 when Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix, featuring a trans character played by real-life transwoman Laverne Cox. And just in time for this momentous groundswell of publicity for transgender issues comes Margaret Wente, who thrice-weekly likes to share her thoughts with Canada. She’s got some surprising opinions, and she’s really going against the grain. You know, speaking truth to power. Journalist stuff.
On Monday the Globe and Mail, for reasons we can only imagine, gave a “comedian” named Bob Robertson a national platform on which to embarrass himself. It worked.
On Friday, Canada’s newspaper of record published a video of reporter Hannah Sung interviewing Diane Craig, a body language expert and “executive trainer with Corporate Class Inc,” to discuss how Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s body language conveys what is going on in his personal and professional life right now. It was an illuminating discussion that somehow managed to fall short even of the low, low bar set by the description “interview with a body language expert.”
"Fuck off, poor people!" says Canada's national newspaper
After instituting a paywall on their website last year that allows readers to access 10 free articles per month, publisher and chief executive Philip Crawley spoke to Journalism.co.uk about what the paper has learned about its readership and how that has affected the paper’s behaviour.
If we’ve done one thing right as a nation, it was creating and then selflessly sharing with the world Ryan Gosling. We could have kept him to ourselves, forever a lanky, scene-stealing sidekick in beloved second-rate comedies, but we are too pure of spirit for that. We are, after all, Canadians.
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente has responded to the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in active combat roles in the US military. Wente had several things to say, several of which contradicted not only common sense but other things Wente said in the very same column.
People of the Canadian punditocracy, let’s have a chat. Please come in, take off your coats, and have some coffee. What I have to say is going to hurt, but it’s in everyone’s best interest. I promise.
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente has a certain schtick when it comes to her writing. When there’s nothing in the news that grabs her eye, one of Wente’s friends inevitably steps in and provides the inspiration.
Here are a few ways to get around the Globe and Mail’s metred paywall once you reach your 10-article limit.
An oil spill from a pipeline in northern Alberta pumped 22,000 barrels of oil mix into muskeg earlier this month. That’s right, 22,000 barrels of that sweet, sweet ethical oil.
On the eve of May Long Weekend, when good patriots celebrate the reign of Queen Victoria by getting drunk on, in, or beside a freshwater lake, the federal government delivered another wave of walking papers.
Globe and Mail columnist Lynn Crosbie has written something that is aggressively bad. It takes Tina Fey to task for being too hot, except she’s not hot at all, or something — and why is she trying to sell us hair dye when she’s so unfunny?
The Globe and Mail is following in the footsteps of the New York Times by introducing a metered paywall system for its online content sometime this fall.
With breathtaking arrogance, a bunch of Toronto elitists put down their cocaine-caviar martinis long enough to tell hard-working Albertans what to do, endorsing premier Alison Redford in Monday’s Alberta provincial election.