Comments: The terror threat and Canada

Is America defined by the NY Times and CNN? Same issue at stake here - the Real Canada exists well outside the Greater Toronto Area, just as the Real America is not Manhattan. Big cities generate their own parochialism, and Toronto has laways had a bad case of that...

Posted by JGS at May 31, 2004 10:22 AM

Thank you so much for your unique perspective and insightful commentary in these uncertain times. You are a gifted writer.


Posted by Del at May 31, 2004 06:33 PM

Good point, JGS, and you're right of course, yet until recently, a lot of Americans did think the NY Times, the "paper of record," spoke for Americans. The hard part of living in interesting times is trying to see where true changes are taking place and where fad changes are occuring.

It seems to me that the NYT and CNN are trying to define Americans, which is guaranteed to piss a lot of Americans right off.

I have no doubt the CBC and Star try to do the same, and my instincts tell me that Canadians too would reject such an affront to their dignity.

Del, thank you. I'm just trying to muddle my way to achieve comprehension. If I could have one wish, it would be to look in about 100 years from now and read the news and all the latest history books.

The downside of living in interesting times is that we don't get to read the Epilogue.

Posted by Debbye at June 1, 2004 06:50 PM