Blog by John Miller

Why Wente won

May 9th, 2016

I have never met or spoken to David Walmsley, who is editor of the Globe and Mail. But in many ways I admire the way he has set his paper's course in what are troubled times for the newspaper industry.

Among other things, he has invested heavily in investigative journalism, and embarked on a campaign to document the plight of Canadian victims of Thalidomide (who have not been adequately comp ...

Turning a blind eye

May 1st, 2016

At the bottom right-hand corner of the page her column usually occupies every Saturday, a note yesterday said "Margaret Wente will return."

Just that. There may be no column by her today, or perhaps next week, but she will definitely return.

That should tell us several things about how Canada's most respected newspaper is handling Wente's current bout with allegations of plagiarism.

First ...