An interesting article about Canadian law in Showbiz411

This article is definitely worth a read. Roger Friedman has this to say about it:

These proceedings suggest a level of dishonesty in the Canadian judicial system that resembles a third world country. This proceeding has been marked by judges bending the law to suit their own purposes, judges obstructing justice, prosecutorial misconduct, and corrupt police destroying evidence. It reads like a real world “The Firm” by John Grisham.

That hits the nail on the head.

Friedman also seems surprised that our braindead journalists have missed it:

Right now, I’m not identifying the case, which has gone on for some time under the noses of the Canadian press. It’s actually outrageous.

This kind of rigging goes on everyday in Canada, and everyday, journalists ignore the rot as no one else is willing to call it out and make changes. Worse, you have trolls extolling the fake virtues of a dysfunctional and rigged legal system. Canada the Myth is not Canada the Reality. You have people like me who try to build things of substance, but when everything is just window-dressing, no one wants the substance to draw attention to the window-dressing.

As I said, this article is worth taking the time to read and process. People like me will ponder it, but I doubt most other people will do anything else but dismiss it and go back to sticking their heads up their asses…

The casualty of journalism's collapse? New York City as centre of communications gravity.

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Here is an interesting piece from Showbiz 411, lamenting the cuts and losses of several glossies. New York magazine, Vanity Fair, People, and the mention of the woes of Vanity Fair’s sister publication Vogue.

That list is interesting. The New York Daily News is bleeding as well, but New York isn’t just any city in the US: it is the publishing mecca, and it set the trend for many things over the decades, and now its power is rapidly eroding.

It is losing its patriarchal grip on communications, meaning everything is up for grabs. New York determined what is considered cool, good writing, witty, engaging, important, chic, sophisticated, and set the narrative on what we think about, who we think about, and what we think about them.

It is no longer the case, and that means consolidating a power base becomes that much harder. There is a whiff of defeatism already, and it can no longer just ride on the coattails of its zip code. It should be no surprise that the new generation there are already waving the flag, demanding pensions at 30 in an indirect way — it is a mere reflection of the aging and faded clout of a once invincible city, and what happens next will be interesting to see…