[photo credit: Megan O’Toole, National Post]
Canadian-borne conservatized talk media. Guilty pleasure. As an altruistic guy, this common sense revolution free-market individualism is a worthwhile exercise for my way of swamping through the centrism gray.
CFRB 1010 AM Talk Radio. John Tory and his 5 pm rush hour show. See some of his political errors online, and see one side. Hear his 9-5, sensible conservative views for the other. The key to hearing a reasonable conservative is when he or she is pro-transit expansion. I value having the conversation about limited government and privatizing almost everything. We may disagree, but both sides get to learrrrrrrrrrn. You want to have strong arguments for your beliefs, this is your life. !
I think the Michael Coren show is undoubtedly worth watching – not for his insufferable guests, but for him as the fibrous moderator. Religious and (but?) often sound, except his distaste for Romeo Dallaire. That’s a bit extreme, although one should question Dallaire’s new cushy senator job. Coren asserts he doesn’t look left or right, but up… ? Don’t get me wrong, everyone should like Jesus. Just maybe not a whole powerful institution with infallible leaders and a very mixed track record.
Given that statement, it is unsurprising my favourite guest is Justin Trottier. He’s the head of the Centre for Inquiry, a science/logic/reason/secular humanism organization. He embodies the ethos very well, and he doesn’t overly judge agnostics. Aggressively curious agnostics are the only reasonable ones in the religion debate anyway. Maybe I’m just reflecting.
Toronto/Canadian media is funny to look at. Even Classified mentioned amateur media in his awful O’Canada song. Now being in Toronto and listening to local media for almost a year, I can start to feel the big city bubble slowly starting to smother.