My letter made it

Unfortunately, I was in Toronto over the weekend and was unable to pick up a copy of the Journal, which featured my letter, blasting their psychic on the cover. This one appeared mostly unedited (save for formatting). (Thanks to Brian)

The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, October 18

Re: “Can’t wait for results? Ask Nadia,” and “The hand we’re dealt in city’s close races,” The Journal, Oct. 14.

I was impressed by the obvious clairvoyant talent of Nadia Mitchell, and The Journal’s willingness to promote her to the front page of the election-day issue. Specifically, I find it nearly unbelievable that she predicted, in Edmonton-Strathcona, for us to “look forward to a male kind of taking the lead.”

Perhaps Rahim Jaffer took this advice into account while giving his early acceptance speech.

Unfortunately, the cards were a bit misleading in this case and, in the end, Nadia didn’t tell us anything the day’s polls could not have. If Nadia wants to truly prove her talent, perhaps she could have given us a vote breakdown or overall seat total as opposed to wild speculations.

I expected more from The Journal.

Ian Bushfield, Western Canadian regional director, Centre for Inquiry, Edmonton

The Journal’s sources are a bit muddy

I submitted another letter to the Journal.

This time I had to call out the fact that they gave claimed-psychic Nadia Mitchell front page and a bonus article for coverage to make such deep electoral predictions as (actually I’m just going to post both entire articles since they’re so ridiculous):
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I’m Not Sure if we Need More or Less Politicians Like This.

I”m sure by now you’re all sick of seeing crazy left wing environmentalists trying to ‘impost’ their leftist views on the rest of us(you know the ones who built this obviously not multicultural nation) and speaking in unfunny accents in videos on this blog so I offer you this: an Australian MP Comedian (I was lied to sorry loyal readers, it’ll be certain to happen again) discussing an oil spill.

[And dammit, wordpress deleted it on me again when I tried to edit the post (Ian fix it pls).]

The Front Fell Off

Alright, now lets get back to complaining about the new government.

Rahim Jaffer’s concerned, not scared

Daveberta comments that Jaffer and crew have launched negative radio ads basing the NDP as pro-pot and weak on crime. This, along with Jaffer’s blitz mailout of photoshopped fliers that went out in the last few days, lead some to think that Rahim Jaffer and his camp are getting scared of losing the seat.

But in the Edmonton Journal’s riding profile of Strathcona, Jaffer sets the record straight:

Jaffer, meanwhile, would not say he’s nervous about the competition.

“What would be the right word,” he says, pausing. “There’s a level of concern.”

Ryan represents

Two new media appearances to report, both are by Ryan Bromsgrove, the UAAA VP-Internal.

First, on Friday, he appeared on CJSR campus radio on the first fifteen minutes show Q Transmissions to discuss the vandalism that happened to the UAAA large banner.

Ryan Bromsgrove on Q Transmissions

Second, in the Gateway today he wrote a reply to the last letter (that called me a hypocrite):

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