Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Amusingly, In Advertising an Event Dedicated to Considering the Rise of Conservative Media, the Toronto Public Library Cannot Help But Reveal Its Inherent Bias

On the one hand, I'm pleased that the Toronto Public Library would even consider such a subject. On the other hand, the wording of the promo unwittingly reveals exactly where the TPL stands (i.e. decidedly left-of-center):

Right Angles: Freedom of Speech and the Conservative Mind

Fri Mar 02, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
180 mins
Does the mainstream media have a liberal bias? Has the rise of conservative media given voice to a silenced group, or made the discussion of current affairs unnecessarily tendentious?
Join PEN Canada and panelists, David Akin, Barbara Kay, Christopher Hume and Marci McDonald for what will be a lively discussion moderated by John Lorinc.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, event at 7 pm. Suggestion donation: $10. All proceeds go to PEN Canada. 
May I just say that Friday night is a terrible time to hold this event since it coincides with Shabbat dinner, which means conservative Jews such as me won't be able to attend.

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