The Weekender: Rebels Without Claws (Or How We Should Stop Silencing Milo, Ezra and the Rest)


How small and slight Milo Yiannopoulos seems not that I’ve seen him. Until his Friday night appearance on Real Time will Bill Maher I had assumed he had devil horns or was some kind of gargoyle looking guy, or something. Nope, he’s a skinny dope with a British accent that clearly enjoys being both the centre of attention and the object of revile, which is why all the reaction to him, be it Jeremy Scahill’s refusal to appear on the same Real Time episode as Yuannopoulos, or the riot that Berkley threw for his planned speaking engagement a few weeks back, is exactly what he wants. People hate Milo, and he loves it, which is why we should stop giving him and others like him what they want.  Continue reading “The Weekender: Rebels Without Claws (Or How We Should Stop Silencing Milo, Ezra and the Rest)”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 8, 2016


We are a few weeks away from Christmas (and so is everyone else), and here on Open Sources Guelph, we got an early Christmas present. In Alberta, a conservative firebrand was up to his old tricks, getting the scorching rabble all fired about the current premier of Alberta in some very unexpected ways. This story will break up nicely our Royal City focus this week, first as we mark the passing of another political year in Guelph, and then we’ll have a conversation with one of the councillors that represents Open Sources HQ on the University of Guelph campus. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 8, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 27, 2016


On Wednesday, Donald Trump took a break from the campaign trail to open his new hotel in Washington D.C., so if the Republican nominee for President doesn’t care about the election this week, then why should Open Sources Guelph? Instead, we’ll focus on other concerns, like why Justin Trudeau might not be a man of his word on electoral reform. We’ll also talk about another First Nations protest against another energy project closer to home, whether or not this European trade deal will go through in spite of one little place in Belgium, and if Ezra Levant is good enough to be recognized by the U.N. as a journalist running a journalistic organization.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 27, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 18, 2016


This week on Open Sources Guelph, we take a break from American politics to talk about American justice and how that’s affecting American politics. The passing of a man known to be the most passionate and articulate right-wing voice on the bench has added napalm to the crazy fire already burning in this wacko campaign south of the border, so let’s focus on Sunny Ways up north here and how they might be coming to end. We’ll also enjoy a laugh at the expense of a media/government slap fight no one was prepared for, and offer our two cents on local infrastructure priorities. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 18, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 11, 2015


Unless our ship comes in, and we help our friend sell that expensive piece of art for a generous finders fee, Open Sources Guelph will be back on the air as usual on Thursday. This week, after sticking our hands in the muck of the Senate spending scandal, we will wax on the coming election as it’s shaping up here in the Royal City. Then, in the “Lightning Round,” we’ll discuss coffee and politics, carding and cops, and the return of an old frenemie thought forgotten in Federal politics. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 11, 2015”

10 Reasons Why Sun News Network Failed


The untimely demise of Sun News Network Friday left about 200 media professionals out of work, which is sad considering the current sorry state of the media business. Still, if Sun News is looking for someone to blame for their fortunes, then they need only to look in a mirror. True, the lack on any desire on the part of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) to make Sun News mandatory for national cable boxes might have had something to do with it too, but for the most part, here are the 10 reasons why Sun News bombed. Continue reading “10 Reasons Why Sun News Network Failed”