Sunday, November 06, 2011

The state of the Canadian news media.

Summed up in a single tweet.
Jane Taber:  "Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo on @ctvqp about XL pipeline with @KevinNewmanCTV! Good get"

Meanwhile, in boardrooms all across the land, network executives huddle and wonder why they are not only losing viewers/readers but also why they are rapidly losing credibility and the respect of the general public.

Related: Some interesting background on pipeline expert Mark Ruffalo.

And from CTV comes this description of a video:

"CTV's Question Period: Breakdown of pipeline: Despite the debate that the Keystone XL pipeline will create jobs, actors and regular citizens are coming together to fight the project saying it isn't needed." (Because actors are so much better than the rest of us)

Next week on CTV's Question Period: Lindsay Lohan talks peace in the Mideast and Kim Kardashian discusses her plan to solve the European debt crisis.


Bec said...

When will Hollywood,the Media Party and Jane start pooling their big buck incomes to support the many, many people in need of employment?

And while I'm asking questions, are they willing to open up their huge homes and mansions to the people that have lost theirs?

What hypocrites these people are and intellectually S-T-U-P-I-D!

maryT said...

I thought Kim would discuss how to have a stable marriage that lasts for years. lol

maryT said...

Do those idiots realize that oil is not just used for fueling their cars. SDA has a post listing lots of products that use oil, from black nail polish to tires and dozens of things in between.

Ardvark said...

Petroleum products have many uses including oddly enough the film used for making movies.

Bec said...

What about the camera's used to film Jane's weekly sneers and smears?

To say nothing of the $$$ sent to her have not, home province!

I'm sure her following of basement dwelling fans were suitably impressed with the interview of 1 syllable Mark tho.

Anonymous said...

Who is this guy, and what makes his opinion any better the average person on the street? The article says he is an actor which means he lives in a never-never land where people who can't act stand in front of a green screen so that the computer animation wizards can create a story to cover the failures of the people who, if they were any good, would need special effects to get the attention of the audience.

Anonymous said...

It's as silly as Ezra levant selling his ethical schtick

Alain said...

The opinions and views of Hollywood and the consensus media are worth less than a cow pie. For the few in Hollywood who can act, they should stick to acting. Outside of that it is the most dysfunctional group going.

melwilde said...

Just forget these guys. If Obama doesn't want ethical oil and intends to screw America, let him.
Build the pipeline to Kitimat and sell to Asia. It's time to tell our biased media to go to hell along with mixed up screwball actors.

Ardvark said...

It would not be the worst thing in the world if Obama said no and the XL didn't go through.

Processing it in Alberta is fine by me, but there does not seem to be too much will to build what we need to get that done. Maybe a no would help push that forward faster.

Anonymous said...

guy does one movie with ol' horse face and now he's an expert on int'l energy deals?