New Media and Politics - News From The Gulf: Top-Kill


The name BP decided upon - ""top-kill" - for their attempt at stopping the oil and gas from continuously spewing into the Gulf of Mexico is thick with dark irony. There are no laughs here sadly, merely devastation. As for what they've killed so far, no one can tell - other than the livelihoods of fisherman in the Gulf.


News May 28 2010

News Produced by Drew Pascoe, read by Erica Fisher


Stories by Alina Gotcherian, Jose Espinoza, and Jonothan Moore.

The Canadian Senate Gets Busy and Other Unlikely Stories

If you're rubbing your eyes or you're sitting there thinking to yourself, "Good one Karl! Always room for more sarcasm when discussing Canada's sleepy Senate." Well, think again. Members of the Senate are unhappy with Harper's omnibus style budget that is loaded with crap that has nothing to do with the budget and are getting ready to carve it up. They even have the support of Progressive Conservative Senator Lowell Murray.


New Media and Politics - The Promised Land!

Okay, that's a bit of a reach but tonight for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon blew up and the spill in the Gulf began I read the words I've been longing to hear from those in power. The Democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid: "This is an opportunity for us as a country to move away from fossil fuel, to do a better job of looking at renewable energies that are available to us all over this country." Hallelujah!

News May 26th 2010

Read and produced by Lachlan Fletcher.

Stories written by Emily Brass, Matthew Phelps and Gareth Sloan.

New Media and Politics - Why Aren't Canadians Pissed Off?

The more I sift through the Canuck news on a daily basis the more frustrated I become. I don't understand why that frustration is not shared and why complacency is the order of the day. Near as I can tell both the Liberals and the NDP have been given the gift of Harper, an obfuscating idealogue whose policies do not reflect how most Canadians feel on... pick a topic!


New Media and Politics - BP's Folly

As a strategy, being arrogant jerks hasn't worked out very well for BP. Tony Hayward has quickly weasled his way into the top ten most hated people on the planet (conjecture) and he's made his company massively unpopular. There's talk of debarment and boycotts but there's something else going on. You can feel it in the news reports and the comments written at the news sites - people are disgusted by BP's behaviour since the spill.

Stephen Harper - Assalogue!

A question was posed here on the site some time ago was, Stephen Harper, ass or idealogue? The answer we (NM&P editorial staff) came up with, after much debate, was both! That required a new word and the word we felt most appropriate was assalogue (sancithole was a close 2nd).



News May 24 2010

Read by Emily Brass

Produced by Emily Brass and Nicholas Fiscina

Stories written by Chris Hanna, Sarah Deshaies, and Jose Espinoza

New Media and Politics - The BP Valdez x 5,6,10?

The title says it all. No one has a clue right now except that this is far worse than the Valdez but the extent is essentially unknown as are the far-reaching consequences.


News May 21st 2010

News produced by Drew Pascoe and pronounced by Erica Fisher

Stories by Jose Espinoza, Corentine Rivoire, Jonathan Moore, Alina Gotcherian