Monthly Archives: June 2011

CBC correspondent shows blatant bias

ichael Colton frequently resorts to one-sided editorializing in his CBC Radio reports, but his performance last night on the national news program World at Six was one of the most spectacular breaches of CBC standards for accuracy, fairness, balance and … Continue reading

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CBC correspondent shows blatant bias

Pilger exposes censorship in war reporting

oday’s reporting on NATO’s bombing of civilians in Libya demonstrates once again that the mainstream media are unreliable witnesses to war.  This CBC online account, for example, tells the story mainly from NATO’s point of view: “A NATO commander said … Continue reading

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Pilger exposes censorship in war reporting

Maher & Murphy: A tale of two cities

hank God for Stephen Maher of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Maher, who is the paper’s Ottawa bureau chief always has interesting things to say — and he says them well. Today’s column on the Vancouver hockey riots once again shows his … Continue reading

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Maher & Murphy: A tale of two cities

E-mails shed light on Herald firings

n e-mail exchange between a local film and video producer and the chief news editor at the Halifax Chronicle-Herald sheds light on the recent firings of freelance columnists Ralph Surette, Harry Bruce and Silver Donald Cameron. The exchange between Chuck … Continue reading

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E-mails shed light on Herald firings

Media cheerlead for government cuts

he mainstream media seem to be working themselves into a full-blown tizzy over whether the Harper government will fulfill its pledge to eliminate the federal deficit by 2014-15. The Conservatives are promising to balance the books by unnecessarily slashing billions … Continue reading

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Media cheerlead for government cuts

Right-wing trolls: an Internet plague

henever I write editorials for The Coast, a mildly left-wing political and entertainment weekly in Halifax, I attract a barrage of abusive online comments from right-wing trolls.  My February 24th piece on Project Censored’s 2011 list of under-reported news stories … Continue reading

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Right-wing trolls: an Internet plague