Category Archives: CBC Radio

CBC melts down the news

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es folks there is such a thing as journalism ethics. Even textbooks on the subject such as Deadlines and Diversity published in 1996. It contains an essay by veteran journalist Pierre Mignault that begins: Public confidence in journalists is based on … Continue reading

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Persistent media bias against public spending

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edia critic Brooks Kind swung into action last week after hearing an on-air comment by a CBC Radio news reader in Halifax. During a news update with Information Morning host Don Connolly, newscaster Sandy Smith mentioned the Nova Scotia NDP government’s decision to get … Continue reading

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Persistent media bias against public spending

‘Impartial’ CBC turns thumbs down on Gingrich

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oor Newt Gingrich. Just when the latest frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination thought he was doing OK in the polls, along comes CBC Radio’s Washington correspondent to blast him out of the water. “He’s cocksure, loves the sound of … Continue reading

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‘Impartial’ CBC turns thumbs down on Gingrich

“Fair” and “balanced” reporting on slaughtering seals

Part II: CBC Radio’s Information Morning

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BC Radio’s Halifax-based Information Morning drew criticism from an award-winning Nova Scotia journalist for its coverage of the proposed “experiment” to slaughter 73,000 grey seals in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in one year and another 70,000 in the … Continue reading

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“Fair” and “balanced” reporting on slaughtering seals

Part II: CBC Radio’s Information Morning

CBC ignores criticisms of Libya war coverage

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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 give NS Tories free ride on green power

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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