Monthly Archives: August 2011

Herald columnist peddles Israeli propaganda

alifax Chronicle-Herald columnist Paul Schneidereit continues to rely on Israeli propaganda in his ongoing attempts to excuse Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. In his latest column, Schneidereit gives the game away when he writes about the lack of negotiations between Israel … Continue reading

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Herald columnist peddles Israeli propaganda

CBC ignores criticisms of Libya war coverage

Mediaspin colleague Brooks Kind reports that he has yet to receive any response from CBC news executives regarding his criticisms of the coverage of NATO’s role in the war in Libya. His first e-mail is dated July 7 and the … Continue reading

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CBC ignores criticisms of Libya war coverage

Media bias: Private good, public bad

The following e-mail is from Jim Guild, a friend of mediaspin and a perceptive media critic. In this message, Jim points to a long-standing bias in news reporting—the routine habit of criticizing public institutions and politicians while ignoring or minimizing … Continue reading

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Media bias: Private good, public bad

Soothing words in media reports on dismal economy

anada’s mainstream media missed their chance to take a critical look at the state of the economy last week, preferring instead to dish out a heaping helping of pablum. The Globe and Mail and the Canadian Press news agency, for … Continue reading

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Soothing words in media reports on dismal economy

Media give NS Tories free ride on green power

nother one of those vapid political debates about power rates broke out in the Nova Scotia media last week. Such outbursts have become commonplace over the last decade as rising fossil fuel prices have made rate increases by Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Media give NS Tories free ride on green power

Lies, damned lies and CBC ‘stories’

istening to Mike Hornbrook’s Saturday evening report on CBC Radio’s The World This Weekend reminded me that all too often, news is not primarily about “facts.” It’s about “stories” with heroes, villains and definite plot lines. In this case, Hornbrook, … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and CBC ‘stories’