Tags: Norman Lebrecht

You better have a forensic fact-checker.

Two scandals this week show how the business of shame is always evolving.

The first involves Buffy Sainte-Marie who seemed as Indigenous as can be.

But the CBC’s Fifth Estate shocked us all by uncovering documentation and witnesses that claim she was not born into the Cree First Nation north of Regina, but is an Italian-American raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Read on…

“I used to be snow white, but then I drifted.”

Winter will repeat Mae West’s great line on Sunday when spring officially begins. But ‘official’ and ‘real’ are two different things, as Mr. Putin teaches us. So if the US Senate can vote unanimously to make daylight savings time permanent, and winter’s relation to snow grows colder every year, who are we not to drift? The falcon cannot see the falconer; things fall apart, the weather centre cannot hold.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in our world…


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