Scale It Back Wente!

Canada’s favourite columnist has been caught again.  That’s right “Margaret Wente is an Unrepentant Plagiarist 2” is now available on a blog, podcast, or newspaper near you.  On Twitter many people (myself included) expressed shock that the Globe and Mail still employed Ms. Wente after her most recent misstep.  In the National Post, Terence Corcoran dismissed the whole situation as nothing more than “a matter of technique and perhaps sloppiness” on Wente’s part. Continue reading

Don’t Question The Judge

Jesse Brown interviewed three lawyers – Sandy Garossini, Emilie Taman, and Michael Spratt – on Canadaland Episode #130 (http://canadalandshow.com/podcast/trial-media-media-trial).  The discussion centered on Canadaland’s previous revelation about Justice Horkins’ (the judge in the Ghomeshi case) son working in the same law firm as the brother of prosecutor Marie Henin.  When Jesse introduced the show he described how lawyers, at least those that would go on record, were, in essence, circling the wagons:  He described a nearly universal condemnation of the revelation by all of the lawyers willing to go on record.  The three lawyers on the show all offered a slightly different answer when Jesse asked what made them uncomfortable about Canadaland’s revelation. Continue reading