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Anyone noticing a pattern?


 

“When contacted by the Fulcrum, YFS President Hamid Osman declined to comment.”


 

Anyone noticing a pattern?

  1. Yes. I notice a pattern. Possibly.

    I’ve done the same thing — many times.

    It’s called “ignoring idiots.”

    I’m referring to those “journalists” who are hell-bent on twisting one’s words, character assassinations, and other smearing strategies.

    In other words, it’s a matter of recognizing that certain bloggers and journalists are politically motivated and untrustworthy.

  2. Rick,

    Can you provide a list of publications that employ, as you like to say “idiots.”

    Let me help you with the publications that Osman as not replied to:

    The Excalibur
    Maclean’s
    The Fulcrum
    The Varsity
    The Toronto Star (a bastion of the vast right-wing conspiracy)

    That’s just off the top of my head.

    Maybe we should add all the publications that the CFS has not returned repeated phone calls from:

    Global TV News
    The Eyeopener
    The Manitoban
    The Sheaf

    That’s just off the top of my head, clearly, the world is full of raging “idiots.”

    You have given me an idea. The “noticing a pattern” posts will be a new tradition for this blog. It should help you to remember which media outlets to not cite when CFS gets positive coverage from them.

  3. I said “journalists,” not “media outlets.”

    I did say “idiots,” didn’t I?

  4. Okay, can you provide a copy of the blacklist?

    I know I qualify as an idiot, who else?

  5. @Rick:

    I’ve come to accept the fact that Joey is not acting as a journalist in his blog. He’s really a lot more like a pundit — a Bill O’Reilly — of Canadian university student life.

    His blog consists of Joey’s highly polarized view of his universe, with the polarization organized egocentrically. That is, if something’s not in Joey’s personal interest, like CUPE 3903, then it’s a bad thing; if it IS in Joey’s personal interest, like his own union, then it’s a good thing.

    There’s nothing wrong with that! I think it’s great …

    … assuming Joey does not claim to be doing professional journalism when he writes blog entries.

    (If he does claim to be doing journalism, on the other hand, then he really is being irresponsible. EXTREMELY irresponsible.)

  6. If Joey Coleman has a special “view of the universe” then its shared by 99% of the other NORMAL and COHERENT people in said universe.

    Joey’s blogs, from what I have read, reflect the same feeling and tone as most other major media outlets writing on the matter.

    I would suggest that anyone who disagrees with Joey’s “view of the universe” sit down, take a deep breath, and accept that they are in fact the fringe elements.

  7. I’m no expert, but if the CFS didn’t do petty things like threaten to sue MacLeans’s over a suffix, maybe they’d get more favourable media coverage. Though, I bet it’s more fun to blame the media than be introspective.

  8. Oh, I see. Thanks, Ian. The media is merely neutral, reacting to CFS for what CFS has done to it. Yep, got it.

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