Sex, Lies and Suicide: The Scandal at the Toronto Star

Above: Jane Davenport of the Toronto Star. Did she lie to protect her lover, Jon Filson, when another Star journalist, Stephanie Cesca, made a complaint about him? Why was Cesca fired?  Note: This article is about Raveena Aulakh, the Toronto Star journalist who took her life last month. With the events unfolding at the Toronto Star, … Continue reading Sex, Lies and Suicide: The Scandal at the Toronto Star

Top Gear, Political Correctness and You

Top Gear, Political Correctness and You: Much is being made of the bullying behaviour of Jeremy Clarkson, a presenter on the BBC's wildly successful Top Gear. Pundits are applauding the Beeb for firing him. Canada's Jian Ghomeshi scandal, soon to be reprised in court, is similar to Clarkson’s in that the emerging template is of an … Continue reading Top Gear, Political Correctness and You

Ghomeshi, Feminism and Clickbait

Clickbait If you spend any time on the net, you will have encountered clickbait, those tempting photolinks directing you to slideshows like 16 Stars Who Live Modestly, Hollywood Stars Who Are Bi-sexual and Couples You Didn’t Know Were Couples. These sites load slowly and for a reason. Every page is crammed with ads and creators … Continue reading Ghomeshi, Feminism and Clickbait

Rob Ford vs. Kevin Donovan: Who Snitched?

Dear readers: I expected some negative fallout from this post and of course I'm getting it. I'd like to make one thing clear: when it comes to rehab, addicts and alcoholics are free to talk about their own recovery. What I object to is the tattling nature of what the Toronto Star has done by speaking to … Continue reading Rob Ford vs. Kevin Donovan: Who Snitched?