Tag Archives: Marshall McLuhan

Opinion polls dance to anybody’s tune

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

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Opinion polls dance to anybody’s tune

McLuhan, Murdoch and the ‘free’ press

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

Reporters miss part of story

My local Halifax paper, the Chronicle- Herald has a beautifully written Canadian Press story on its front page about Brigette DePape’s anti-Harper protest during yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Yes, beautifully written — except for one thing. The story by … Continue reading

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Reporters miss part of story