Category Archives: CBC TV

CBC reporters tell different tales about Israel

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hen Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s convoy got pelted with eggs and shoes by Palestinian protesters in Ramallah, in the West Bank yesterday, CBC radio and TV saw things quite differently. Radio framed the story narrowly, telling it mainly from Baird … Continue reading

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CBC reporters tell different tales about Israel

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

Flaws in media coverage of aboriginal peoples

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t’s heartening to see the mainstream media’s sudden interest in the multiple crises facing Canada’s aboriginal peoples. Federal politicians, including the prime minister, have been forced to react to the graphic reporting from Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario where … Continue reading

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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 bias: Private good, public bad

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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