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colchrishadfield:

Apology from Ottawa Citizen to David Bowie. Honourable.
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/apology-to-david-bowie
Our Oddity will be back online soon.

A lesson in journalistic integrity. The Ottawa Citizen reported Bowie wouldn’t give Col. Hadfield the rights to Space Oddity, but it wasn’t Bowie in charge. It was the publishers. After The Citizen reported it, other news outlets picked up the piece, an op-ed, and ran with it. 
No one seemed to bother checking with Bowie if he had done this very un-Bowie-like thing. 
And on that note, who wants to come with me to the Bowie exhibition here in Berlin in the next couple of weeks? 

colchrishadfield:

Apology from Ottawa Citizen to David Bowie. Honourable.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/apology-to-david-bowie

Our Oddity will be back online soon.

A lesson in journalistic integrity. The Ottawa Citizen reported Bowie wouldn’t give Col. Hadfield the rights to Space Oddity, but it wasn’t Bowie in charge. It was the publishers. After The Citizen reported it, other news outlets picked up the piece, an op-ed, and ran with it. 

No one seemed to bother checking with Bowie if he had done this very un-Bowie-like thing. 

And on that note, who wants to come with me to the Bowie exhibition here in Berlin in the next couple of weeks? 

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Taiwan calls for moment of silence for the giant rubber ducky, who perished in Thursday’s earthquake.

Taiwan calls for moment of silence for the giant rubber ducky, who perished in Thursday’s earthquake.

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Toronto Police: We have the Rob Ford video
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says investigators have recovered a digital video file that depicts Mayor Rob Ford and is “consistent with what had been previously described in various media reports.”
Chief Blair also announced that police had on Thursday taken into custody the mayor’s friend, Alexander Lisi, and charged him with extortion. Lisi will appear in court today.
The police chief said he was “disappointed” after viewing the video.


Merry Christmas, Toronto!

nationalpost:

Toronto Police: We have the Rob Ford video

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says investigators have recovered a digital video file that depicts Mayor Rob Ford and is “consistent with what had been previously described in various media reports.”

Chief Blair also announced that police had on Thursday taken into custody the mayor’s friend, Alexander Lisi, and charged him with extortion. Lisi will appear in court today.

The police chief said he was “disappointed” after viewing the video.

Merry Christmas, Toronto!

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CBC lays out the American gun problem by the numbers. 
Consider this: In 2009, there were almost 12 times more people killed by guns in the U.S. than in Italy, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan combined. That is despite the fact that the combined populations of those seven countries is nearly 50 percent higher than that of the United States (451 million vs. 309 million). 
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CBC lays out the American gun problem by the numbers. 

Consider this: In 2009, there were almost 12 times more people killed by guns in the U.S. than in Italy, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan combined. That is despite the fact that the combined populations of those seven countries is nearly 50 percent higher than that of the United States (451 million vs. 309 million). 

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Newtown wasn’t a tragedy; Newtown was a policy decision. We can do nothing for the children who are dead; weeping for them like they’re our own is partly ridiculous, and partly obscene. What’s even more ridiculous and obscene is not preparing for the next one. What’s needed now isn’t warmhearted empathy; it’s cold-blooded reason. America needs its leaders to look at the numbers of mass murders, look at the most effective policies for reducing mass murder, and apply those policies. And if they don’t do that, the blood of the next batch of children is on their heads. Bloomberg gave a statement, too, but he didn’t cry. He didn’t talk about “our children.” Instead, he spoke about specific policies that work to curb gun violence. Bloomberg doesn’t need to cry. He’s doing his job. »

Stephen Marche for Esquire.

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