Channel 5 presenter Chris Tarrant fails to challenge “Jews are good with money” claim — UK Media Watch

What makes an editor leave in a comment such as “Jewish people are good with money”? And what makes the main presenter not pick up such a comment? This was the scenario in Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railways shown on Channel 5 on Monday night when Tarrant visited Jordan and Israel. In Jordan he travelled the route of the now defunct Hejaz Railway and visited Petra.

via Channel 5 presenter Chris Tarrant fails to challenge “Jews are good with money” claim — UK Media Watch

Not Good Enough? — Jewish Thoughts

I’ve spent a lot of this week thinking about the issue of “who is a good Jew”, the subject of the article I wrote on Monday. Having read about the tale of the Kotzker Rebbe, who told his student that everyone is a good Jew, except he who already thinks he is one, I started […]

via Not Good Enough? — Jewish Thoughts

#insanity

The federal government’s chronic salary struggles could be on the verge of ballooning into a billion-dollar boondoggle, the auditor general says in a scathing review that hints the entire system should be scrapped. Michael Ferguson’s review of the disastrous Phoenix pay system reveals just how many and how often public servants are either being overpaid…

via It could take years and more than $540 million to fix Ottawa’s Phoenix pay system, auditor general says — National Post