Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Must be a Protestant...

So I'm in the local Foodland supermarket and run into the Roman Catholic priest, who is nicely dressed in a dark blue clerical shirt (I own the same one). I, on the other hand, am wearing a black MMA Elite T-shirt with a large cross, a camouflage hunting jacket, Levi's, and a International Ice Hockey Federation ball cap. Oh, and I haven't shaved, either (but, in my defence, neither do the actors on Hawaii Five-Oh). The parishioners he is chatting with must be silently comparing Catholic and Protestant clergy.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Stop Fox News North?

I've been asked to sign, and know a number of United Church folk who have done so, the Avaaz petition to "stop Fox News North" - that is, Sun TV's proposed all news network. I'm not sure that branding the channel as "hate media" is actually getting us anywhere, and would seem to generate a bonanza of free publicity for Quebecor and its Sun minions (who own, among other things, all of the newspapers along the St. Lawrence River, and then complain about "liberal" dominance of the media).

Like Margaret Atwood, I have problems with the process of getting a Category 1 TV licence, but don't think we need to shut down Fox News-style speech.