Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Misogyny rears its ugly head

    A preface, if you will permit, to this week’s entry. A caller to an open-line radio show, one of those cerebral lightweights who seem to have ...

  • Singing the same old song

    My earliest introduction to the quandary in which some Newfoundland journalists are placed when covering Quebec’s immoral stubbornness on ...

  • Danny has spoken

    And a fair amount of hypocrisy, as well, especially when the condemnation is delivered from government pulpits occupied by the same preachers who ...

  • Making decisions based on the dollars saved

    But it’s equally easy to see where that reputation for coldness — and a “just the facts, Ma’am, just the facts” philosophy with little room for ...

  • Baseball and politics — guess what’s more exciting

    But to baseball first: throughout Saturday, there was constant chatter on the television sports channels about the deadline when players could be ...

  • Ways to cheer a cranky columnist

    So, with that defensive qualifier in place, let me just say that my life would be slightly better off if: • Ryan Snodden, CBC’s ...

  • Too easy to cheat

    It's called a Pleasure Craft Operator Card - a harmless enough name - but boy, it's a doozy of a farce. Recent tragedies out west have drawn ...

  • The smell of mixing politics and journalism

    I'm not particularly anxious on this Saturday to exploit Ryan Cleary as column fodder. Cleary seems like a good enough fella (as far as I could ...

  • Down for the count

    I can't help but wonder how the spirit of my Grandfather Joe Judge, a man who was blessed with an impressive combination of integrity and ...

  • Treasure found by a brook

    There's a chance it's dry as a bone by now, or so covered in alders that it's totally camouflaged and undetectable forever by even the most ...