We’re going to charge high rates, we’re going to have all the seats sold.Cable guy Ted Rogers, eager to fleece all comers willing to watch a second-rate NFL team play exhibition games at the Rogers Centre.
Crown’s corruption cop-out
The Libs assure us there was no political interference; higher-ups had nada to do with the delays that led to the Crown blowing the largest cop corruption scandal in Canada last week. But the Crown took barely a week to announce that it will appeal the staying of charges against the officers, which suggests that someone at or near the top of the food chain is eager to see this fiasco off the front pages. We’ll suspend our disbelief for the moment to hope that this lightning-quick response means the government is serious this time about a more vigorous prosecution.
Our good friends at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center had biting words in that full-page ad in the Post condemning Israel Apartheid Week events at U of T last week. Friends’ ad referred to the annual series of docs, panels and speakers as “anti-Semantic” (sic) – a good thing, because we wouldn’t want the event to be confused with anything anti-Semitic. “Transparent masquerade of an ancient evil”? Oy. This hate speech thing is getting blurrier by the second.
What does the face of the new provincial Liberal party look like? A lot like the old one, probably. The Grits are inviting members to e-mail in their mug shots for a chance to be one of the six “new faces” on a revamped party logo to be unveiled in June. We’re tempted to say the multi-hued faces on the current logo (no, that dude third from the right is not the Riddler) may not be white-bread enough, given the preem’s nasty vitriol on black-focused schools. Whatever happened to McGuinty’s election-night prattle about no child being left behind?
When we were fab
Now that Pink Triangle, the queer folk behind the Xtra group of gay rags in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, has swallowed up fab, is the gay press about to morph into one homogeneous mass? Hopefully, the empire-builders at PT who’ll oversee fab’s operations won’t make the biweekly, known for its quirky take on gay life and style, into another Xtra knock-off. Talk about media concentration.