Category Archives: Chronicle Herald

Theodore Tugboat leads CBC suicide mission

Print Friendly

single-source, puff piece in today’s Halifax Chronicle-Herald says Andrew Cochran, senior managing director for CBC in Atlantic Canada, is heading to Toronto to spearhead the public broadcaster’s five-year suicide mission named “Strategy 2020.” The Herald actually calls it a “survival plan,” … Continue reading

Posted in CBC, Chronicle Herald, Coast | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

Print Friendly

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

Posted in All media, CBC, Chronicle Herald, National Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on

Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

Opinion polls dance to anybody’s tune

Print Friendly

headline in the May 2, 2014 Halifax Chronicle-Herald caught my eye. It appeared over a story about the highly controversial, $164 million, second convention centre that may be built at taxpayers’ expense in the downtown core of Nova Scotia’s capital … Continue reading

Posted in Chronicle Herald | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on

Opinion polls dance to anybody’s tune

Lies, damned lies and public relations

Print Friendly

f there’s any justice, the hottest places in Hell will be reserved for PR flacks — especially those who earn their pay by spinning half-truths and outright lies to the citizens who pay their salaries. Case in point: Yesterday’s news … Continue reading

Posted in Chronicle Herald | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on

Lies, damned lies and public relations

Persistent media bias against public spending

Print Friendly

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

Posted in CBC, CBC Radio, CBC TV, Chronicle Herald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on

Persistent media bias against public spending

“Fair” and “balanced” reporting on slaughtering seals

Part I: CP & The Herald

Print Friendly

t was, as they say, deja vu all over again. Ten days after running a Canadian Press wire story on a controversial proposal calling for the slaughter of 143,000 grey seals to see if cod stocks recover in the southern … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Press, CBC, Chronicle Herald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on

“Fair” and “balanced” reporting on slaughtering seals

Part I: CP & The Herald