Western Standard

The Shotgun Blog

« May the Schwartz be with you | Main | Kudos to Canada, again »

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Toronto Star

It's been a few nights since I wanted to write some thing about Toronto Star newspaper and compare it with the Iranian radical/fascist paper Keyhan run by the office of the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, (see here).

Why did I not write? Well, honestly because I was scared... You know, writing against a newspaper run by the regime leader is really terrifying and I thought if I compare Toronto Star with Keyhan, some one will come down to hunt me, as if writing against The Star is like writing against those idiots... [laughing] ... I think I still suffer from the bad memories of my time back in Iran any way. I have to remind you, that their contents are not the same, although their contents may just sound similar when it comes to US, Israel and democratic movements through out the mideast region. It doesn't matter though, but there are some silly but true similarities I thought you should know about.

1- Keyhan is the only paper that you can get for free in Iran, so is Toronto Star

2- Keyhan is the only paper allowed in University campuses in Iran and you can also find Toronto Star around in almost every single university or colleges in GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

3- Keyhan publishes lots of b***t, so does Toronto Star -- **cough cough**

4- The most anti-freedom, anti-US, anti-Israeli columnists write for Keyhan, and this seems to be the case for Toronto Star as well.

5- Keyhan newspaper is the only paper available in public/government offices, so is Toronto Star as far as I have noticed.

Why did it look like that to me? I don't know really, it just did and I don't like it when I see liberal/leftist part of the society tries so hard to shape the opinion of the society the way Mullahs of Iran do.

Don't you agree?!

*** I'll add more similarities as they come to my mind ***

Posted by Winston on July 19, 2006 in Media | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d834515b5d69e200d834d628fa69e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Toronto Star:

Comments

Criticism:

1- Keyhan is the only paper that you can get for free in Iran, so is Toronto Star

Not true. The Star does cost money - it is a business first and foremost.

2- Keyhan is the only paper allowed in University campuses in Iran and you can also find Toronto Star around in almost every single university or colleges in GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

Hardly conclusive as other papers such as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Sun are sold at similar places. However, it would be stronger to say that it is read more widely and more appreciated by students at UT and York U.

3- Keyhan publishes lots of b***t, so does Toronto Star -- **cough cough**

Subjective opinion.

4- The most anti-freedom, anti-US, anti-Israeli columnists write for Keyhan, and this seems to be the case for Toronto Star as well.

Debateable.

5- Keyhan newspaper is the only paper available in public/government offices, so is Toronto Star as far as I have noticed.

Like the colleges mentioned above, perhaps its perspective is more popular among civil servants than other papers - which is quite possible given that the Sun and National Post frequently criticise the bureaucracy.

Posted by: Scott | 2006-07-19 8:09:22 AM


Actually, given the New York Times' recent contraction physically and operationally, I am hoping that the Star will take after the Times.

Posted by: Joan Tintor | 2006-07-19 9:14:54 AM


It's the newpaper preferred by the homeless ... they can keep warmer under it at night.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-19 10:36:17 AM


People actually read the Toronto Star?

Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-19 11:14:38 AM


Lady:
Of course people actually read the Toronto Star, it is required reading for every lib-left elitist weenie in the country.

Posted by: JohnnyR | 2006-07-19 11:59:38 AM


"they can keep warmer under it at night."

Well it certainly is a lot thicker.

Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-07-19 12:08:52 PM


JohnnyR,

I think I may have used it at the bottom of the cat's toilet once upon a time....

Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-19 5:22:24 PM


If the Star is so omnipresent at least you won't have to look far for asswipe! You don't have to read it.
Save a tree recycle the star.

OMMAG

Posted by: OMMAG | 2006-07-20 4:41:41 PM


Did I meantion that the cats also did not appreciate the paper?

Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-21 4:51:59 PM



The comments to this entry are closed.