Poor Christy Clark. Some radio guy asks the B.C. premier a ridiculous question – because they’re in radio, apparently the last refuge of the brainless – and she, in shock, answers it. And gets criticized for doing so. Because, well, she should know when someone is about to be wildly inappropriate, and not be taken aback. She can’t win for trying, anyway.
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The Toronto Sun likes hockey. Really, really likes it. After all, nothing draws eyes to a tabloid like a winning team, or the Maple Leafs.
So I understand the desire to fill the lockout-induced space with other provocative content. But really, Toronto Sun?
Then again, maybe they’ll sell more papers to replace those covered in spat coffee. (Courtesy Steve Ladurantaye)
CTV folks: I do understand the pressure of posting breaking news. In the scramble to be first, sometimes mistakes are made. Sometimes typos slip in. But you’d think you’d notice the spelling of the name of the guy who’s been in charge of Ontario for darn near a decade.
Space jumper Felix Baumgartner was moving pretty fast on his way down from 24 miles up on Sunday. He even achieved the fastest velocity for a human without the aid of jet or spacecraft. But really, MSNBC? Did you really need to say he broke the laws of physics?
Iran’s official news agency is the latest to get tripped up by the Onion’s dry satire. The organization has apologized after it ran, with a Tehran placeline, an article from the popular satirical website claiming that most rural Americans polled said they preferred Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Barack Obama.
The Onion, picking up on the gaffe, added a line to their story: “For more on this story: Please visit our Iranian subsidiary organization, Fars.”
(Courtesy the blog at foreignpolicy.com)