Thursday, May 30, 2024

BIG Mouth

Reported culpability of news media in assassination attempt is well earned

In a news story that underscores the perils of irresponsible journalism, some officials are blaming news media organizations for the assassination attempt on Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico. In an interview with the BBC, Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister Taraba blamed “false narratives” by opposition parties in Slovakia for the shooting. “Our prime minister several times mentioned in the past that he was afraid that this would happen,” Taraba said. The BBC reported that Slovakia's Interior Minister Matus Sutaj...

What to say to someone who believes COVID was an indiscriminate killing machine

A BIG Media subscriber emailed me this morning, asking what he should say to someone who still believes that COVID was one of the top causes of death over the last few years, and that government and medical interventions were effective in reducing harm. After sending the email, I thought that there are probably many people wondering the same thing, so I decided to publish the email verbatim here ... Hey Buddy, Here is a summary looking at the...

Canada is chasing away its greatest citizens

Cheering for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League playoffs at a local pub the other day, I had the pleasure of getting to know a celebrity in the music business. This gentleman, who will not be named in this column, is a true Canadian success story, having produced music that garnered many millions of record sales worldwide. He took his talent down to Los Angeles, carved out a tremendously successful career, then brought his earnings...

Are you a ‘persuadable’? Simple test facilitates self-diagnosis and provides immediate cure!

Many millions of educated, rational people in the western world are asking themselves, "How did this happen – how did such foolish and morally bankrupt people get into the highest positions of influence in politics, the medical community, and in the environmental realm?" I believe it is all about the persuadables. Many politicians and high-ranking officials target the unfortunately high percentage of the population that is easily persuaded. They manipulate the persuadables through fear-mongering and orchestrated disinformation...

Charting an informative course

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a good infographic might be worth about a million. My team of scientist/journalists, with support from infographic wiz Muriel Protzer, has produced many mind-blowingly educational graphics. To follow are some of our best, and I will include no words of interpretation; the data and images tell important stories on their own: Link: copy-infographic-modern-1h0n25y850oxz6p?live"] Source: Alberta government (Alberta data)

The most un-Canadian article you will ever read

Warning: to follow is a very un-Canadian article that will trigger many. There will be no modesty in this article. There will be no apology in this article. Some of you will find it obnoxiously arrogant. Some will feel inclined to knock me down a few pegs. That is OK – in three years of documenting facts in the face of powerful conflicting narratives, my skin rivals that of an alligator ... and that is no...

BIG Media’s Top 10 Myths Busted

In three years of covering the big issues with verifiable facts and logical interpretation, we have dispelled many myths.   Today, I present the Top 10 Myths Busted by BIG Media's Editorial Team ... accompanied by evidence for each item:   A climate catastrophe is upon us as we experience the hottest temperatures ever ... and it's all because of the oil and gas industry, obviously – https://big-media.ca/optimal-holocene-climate-is-in-our-rear-view-mirror/; https://big-media.ca/real-climate-science-uncertainty-and-risk/   The Canadian government was completely justified in using...

My war against really nice people – Part 2

Having endured a barrage of insults stemming from my article titled "Really nice people are a really big problem" (https://big-media.ca/really-nice-people-are-a-really-big-problem/), I feel inspired to make it a two-part series. In my crosshairs today are the friendly folks who enthusiastically load their recycling bins to the brim, with the telling smile of someone who is doing their part to save the world from environmental disaster. One problem – these righteous recyclers are arguably the worst offenders when...

Celebrating entrepreneurial scientist Laurie Weston on International Women’s Day

This International Women's Day, I celebrate my BIG Media Ltd. co-founder Laurie Weston. Laurie is a sensational scientist, exceptional entrepreneur, marvellous mother/grandmother, and fantastic friend. Her international geophysics firm Sound QI Solutions, through its proprietary QI-Pro software, is helping oil and gas explorers make seismic shifts in how they interpret data and pinpoint lucrative hydrocarbon reservoirs. Said a geoscientist from one of North America's leading energy companies: "The good news is that we are using QI-Pro in big ways right...

BIG Media Ltd. has big plans for editorial expansion

BIG Media Ltd. is looking to add to its editorial team as we introduce new levels of accuracy and integrity to the news media industry through our unique brand of journalism. You might be a good fit to write for us, or it could be someone in your network ... but note that we have very high standards, and that journalism schooling is detrimental in most cases (Colleen Stewart, you are the only exception to...