December 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006: Circle remains unbroken ...

Update 1: Added to "Independent media -- global" which leads to more information on Viacom and related.

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NIGERGATE: Connections between the UN Oil-for-food Inquiry, the Rockefeller Group and the French -- with chart - A Canadian making a difference, Posted on 11/16/2005 11:22:36 AM PST by parnasokan

I always love the bit on the big international news story where they try to find the Canadian angle. [....]

... as the Great White Hope of Canadian Global Relevance.

And yet, throughout this period, there has indeed been a Canadian making a difference in the world-and if The National wanted to do a 133-part special report on him, for once they’d have enough material. [....]

More , 46 posted on 11/16/2005 7:19:09 PM PST by Frank T -- or here, 14 February 2005, Mark Steyn

[....] So here is a Canadian “making a difference in the world.” Suppose Conrad Black controlled a bank that had enriched a brutal dictator with a fortune intended to go to starving children, and that he also had an oil company that had cooked up an arrangement to make billions from the same dictator’s oil resources. Think Maude Barlow and the CBC might show an interest? [....]

Instead of struggling to find a local angle on the international scene, why doesn’t the CBC just start from the basic premise that whatever the subject--Iraq, oil-for-food, the European Union--somewhere at the heart of it will be the world’s least famous Canadian.

Instead, not a whisper. The good news is it’s not because Robert Rabinovitch, president of the CBC, is another discreet Power Corp. alumnus. He’s not. Rabinovitch’s close buddy, John Rae, who ran Chrétien’s campaigns, is. And so’s Rabinovitch’s old colleague Joel Bell, who was Trudeau’s chief economic adviser. And so’s Rabinovitch’s old boss, Senator Michael Pitfield. And so’s . . .

Memory Lane: News Junkie Canada Jan. 1 2004

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See below for related information concerning media, Power and Pargesa.

Dec. 17, 2006: CBC & Friends
Dec. 17, 2006: Media ... litany [and note Update 1 ]


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