Category Archives: Newspapers

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?

Shocking news: Globe piece questions neoliberal policies

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Veteran investigative journalist Nick Fillmore sent us this piece about a surprising column in Canada’s foremost business paper: he Globe and Mail – the Canadian media’s strongest supporter of neoliberalism and uncontrolled capitalism – published a column yesterday that questions … Continue reading

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Shocking news: Globe piece questions neoliberal policies

Soothing words in media reports on dismal economy

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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

Record heat, fires and floods but little talk of climate change

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here was an outbreak of elephant neglect in conference centres and newsrooms the week of July 18-24 as Canada’s premiers and energy ministers met to discuss matters of state. With most of the country sweating through record high temperatures, with … Continue reading

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Record heat, fires and floods but little talk of climate change

Globe, CBC fail to tell full story of Somali famine

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ednesday’s Globe and Mail story on the UN declaration of famine in Somalia attracted 376 comments. This one, signed JD Smith, was fairly typical: “Don’t waste your money on Somalia. Instead give your charity to something that can get better.” … Continue reading

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Globe, CBC fail to tell full story of Somali famine

McLuhan, Murdoch and the ‘free’ press

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n a breathtaking burst of editorial recklessness, Saturday’s Globe and Mail honored the 100th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth by pairing a glaringly superficial piece defending the British tabloids with an insightful article on the master himself. Michael Posner’s 1,500 … Continue reading

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McLuhan, Murdoch and the ‘free’ press