The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Tuesday, September 30, 2003


Later today...

Fraser Institute "policy briefing." I kid you not -- your humble scribe will be entering the belly of the beast, sucking on the tit of evil, and mixing and mangling metaphors this afternoon. Actually, I'll be at a presentation by U of Calgary poli-sci prof Barry Cooper on how journalists (a bunch of drunken liberals, apparently) manipulate the news to fit their agenda. One more variant on the "liberal media" argument that has become an article of faith among right-wingers. Might be interesting to hear how journos manage to slip their hidden agenda past the decidedly conservative-minded businesses who own the major media in Canada, not to mention the owners' hand-picked editors...

Then, this evening, the British Columbia NDP holds its final leadership debate out in New Westminster. If you haven't been paying attention, I can't blame you -- few outside of the hack-and-flack set have paid it any mind. Still, the prize is the leadership of the organization most likely to present a real alternative to the ruling BC Liberals in 2005. This is the last formal square-off for the leadership contenders (otherwise known as the Seven Dwarves) before the party holds its delegate selection meetings over the next few weeks. We'll see how many people actually show up to the debate. Wonder if I'll hear any talk about how the news agenda is controlled by a bunch of hyper-conservative editors appointed by press barons that are suspicious of any politician to the left of Attila the Hun...
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