Category Archives: All media

Good riddance Fidel you repressive old fuck, CBC never liked you anyway

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s it only my imagination or is the propaganda element in news becoming ever more pervasive in this “post-truth” era? Could it be that what passes for reporting, especially in broadcast media, is often little more than cherry-picked “facts” cited … Continue reading

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St. George’s portrait and fables the media tell, Part II

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he story’s always the same these days when Paul Martin slips into the news again. Mr. Dithers (the media moniker for the former PM) is forgotten and St. George, the fearless deficit-slaying finance minister, rides boldly across the stage. And … Continue reading

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St. George’s portrait and fables the media tell, Part II

St. George enters federal campaign: how media frame the economy, Part I

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s federal politicians continue their trek toward election day on October 19th, it’s worth looking at how mainstream journalists frame economic issues and asking what if they framed them differently? What if, for example, journalists asked who gains and who … Continue reading

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St. George enters federal campaign: how media frame the economy, Part I

Do 82% really support anti-terror law?

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very mainstream media outlet in Canada is reporting that 82 per cent of Canadians support Bill C-51, the Harper government’s proposed “anti-terror” legislation. The reporting makes the 82 per cent figure seem certain even though the Angus Reid poll it’s based … Continue reading

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Do 82% really support anti-terror law?

Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

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ne of Canada’s enduring myths is that the Conservatives created the CBC. Historian P.B. Waite asserts it in his 2012 book, In Search of R.B. Bennett, a biography of the Depression-era Conservative prime minister who definitely did not create the CBC. John … Continue reading

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Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

How should we remember Ralph Klein?

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Article submitted by Nick Fillmore ondolences and praise poured in for former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, who died on Friday, March 29, at the age of 70.”We remember what a force of personality he was, how driven he was, how … Continue reading

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How should we remember Ralph Klein?