Tag: Media

Tilting at Windmills: The Fourth Estate in 2017

I’m a leader in an industry that miscalled election results, hyped up terror scares, ginned up controversy, and failed to report on tectonic shifts in our country. From the collapse of the financial system to the truths about how strong…

Tell Us the Truth Mr. Trump

On January 21st of this year, Sean Spicer deliberately lied when discussing the audience present at President Trump’s inauguration. He claimed that it was, “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”…

British Representation In Film Has Failed Its Society

At the beginning of March, critically acclaimed actor and musician Riz Ahmed (from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Night Of) presented a speech at the British House of Commons for Channel 4’s annual diversity lecture. His talk focused on racial diversity…

Trump’s Fake News Love Affair

Politicians have a reputation for lying. They are often painted as twisting and manipulating the truth to fit their agenda. Yet even in a profession replete with so many dishonest people, Donald Trump and his alternative facts team truly stand…

The Vicious Cycle of the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has been central to discussions at numerous assemblies in the United Nations. The most recent assembly took place between the 19th and 21st of April in New York. The assembly noted the alarming irony that, despite increased…

Human Rights and Human Empathy: A Review of the “Canada on the Global Stage” Conference

Last week, McGill hosted the “Canada on the Global Stage” conference. Friday’s programming consisted of two sections – a keynote speech entitled “Making Up for a Lost Decade: What Should the New Government Do?” by NDP Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs…

Post-Caucus Complications (and a Bernie Bros Rant)

We all knew that the Iowa Caucuses would be important, but did any of us expect this much drama from Iowa? Land of corn and happy pigs? February 1st marked an important step towards the finish line, albeit still a…