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Chomsky appearing on CBC nw hot type tonight 8:30.

GroovyG

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Host Evan Solomon explores the ideas found in the multifaceted world of print. Guest Author: Noam Chomsky - Hegemony or Survival - America's Quest for Global Dominance Chomsky's latest book which hits the book stores in late November is both timely and cautionary given the current debate over what America and the world should do in Iraq. Chomsky warns that the end of the world is coming unless the U.S. stops trying to be universally dominant.

http://www.cbc.ca/hottype/
 
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Deep_Groove

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In other news from the parallel universe:

CBC invites noted Holocaust Denier David Irving in to debate!


(Might as well be true; Chomsky is the factual and moral equivalent of a Holocaust Denier).

- Deep_Groove
 

Boss Hog

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lol

Anyone catch that edit near the beginning - where they intercut Bush with the image of Hitler? hahaha goooo CBC.
 

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stir-fry

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uhh wtf.

what channel was this on last night?

i taped CBC at 8:30, but they were playing the NightMare Before Christmas on that channel

fuck, i wanted to watch this
 

expat

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Originally posted by Boss Hog
Thanks, I'll make a trip to a friend's with a TV to watch it.
"Area man constantly reminds everyone that he doesn't own a TV"
--The Onion, circa 2003

:p
 

derek

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Originally posted by stir-fry
uhh wtf.

what channel was this on last night?

i taped CBC at 8:30, but they were playing the NightMare Before Christmas on that channel

fuck, i wanted to watch this
channel 26 in t.o. (rogers)
 
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Adam

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Originally posted by beatnik
"Area man constantly reminds everyone that he doesn't own a TV"
--The Onion, circa 2003
I almost had to pull this one out too.

Does Hot Type repeat at any particular time? I don't feel like searching. Work for me bitches.
 

SlipperyPete

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I missed this too. It should be on

Tuesday - 8:30 pm (debut of this week's episode), 11:30 pm, 2:30 am, 5:30 am
Friday - 2:30 am
Saturday - 11:30 am
Sunday - 3:30 pm

Set the VCRs kids!
 

AdRiaN

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I actually ended up watching the interview. Chomsky did a good job of selling his book, which I realize was the entire point of appearing on Hot Type, but I was honestly expecting a little more sophisticated rhetoric from him.

Complaining about being asked to remove his glasses for a photoshoot? Give me a break!

And his statement that 3,000 people being killed in Chile is the "equivalent" of 60,000 people being killed in the United States was ridiculous (errrr, it made me want to barrel over with laughter -- to borrow one of his jingles from the interview).

I generally have a certain degree of respect for Chomsky because at least he's an intellectual despite my disagreement. But he seems to really dumb-down his rhetoric sometimes, like last night.
 

~atp~

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Originally posted by AdRiaN
I actually ended up watching the interview. Chomsky did a good job of selling his book, which I realize was the entire point of appearing on Hot Type, but I was honestly expecting a little more sophisticated rhetoric from him.

Complaining about being asked to remove his glasses for a photoshoot? Give me a break!

And his statement that 3,000 people being killed in Chile is the "equivalent" of 60,000 people being killed in the United States was ridiculous (errrr, it made me want to barrel over with laughter -- to borrow one of his jingles from the interview).

I generally have a certain degree of respect for Chomsky because at least he's an intellectual despite my disagreement. But he seems to really dumb-down his rhetoric sometimes, like last night.
I'll agree wtih you here...somewhat. I think he did in fact dumb down the conversation last night. You have to grant him the fact that he covered a lot of different subject matter, and if you want to really criticize him for dumbing down, one would first have to read his book, then make that determination. (Although, even his critics rarely suggest that Chomsky "dumbs things down").

However, his quip about Chile was interesting. We're only talking about proportional scale, right? Now, I'm not sure exactly what the population size was in Chile at the time, but I take it to mean that it was about 1/20 of the U.S. population. So we're talking about scale: if there were about 250,000,000 in America, and 12, 500, 000 in Chile, then 3000 in Chile is proportionally equivalent to 60,000 in the United States.

The numbers aren't really important anyway, they were meant to exemplify (simplifiy) his discussion a bit....it's the "drama" that Ditto might be talking about. ;)
 

AdRiaN

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Originally posted by ~atp~
The numbers aren't really important anyway, they were meant to exemplify (simplifiy) his discussion a bit....it's the "drama" that Ditto might be talking about. ;)
If the numbers aren't important, then he shouldn't have talked about the numbers. That's my point. He basically used language to paint a misleading picture in order to validate his argument -- the very thing he slams the corporate media for doing. Again ... I expected more from Chomsky.

Imagine if I came out and said that since 1 person died in the Uptown Theatre collapse, it's really the "equivalent" of 100 people dying in a theatre collapse in downtown Kitchener?
 
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