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St. George’s portrait and fables the media tell, Part II

he story’s always the same these days when Paul Martin slips into the news again. Mr. Dithers (the media moniker for the former PM) is forgotten and St. George, the fearless deficit-slaying finance minister, rides boldly across the stage. And … Continue reading

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St. George’s portrait and fables the media tell, Part II

St. George enters federal campaign: how media frame the economy, Part I

s federal politicians continue their trek toward election day on October 19th, it’s worth looking at how mainstream journalists frame economic issues and asking what if they framed them differently? What if, for example, journalists asked who gains and who … Continue reading

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St. George enters federal campaign: how media frame the economy, Part I

Lies, damned lies and CBC ‘stories’

istening to Mike Hornbrook’s Saturday evening report on CBC Radio’s The World This Weekend reminded me that all too often, news is not primarily about “facts.” It’s about “stories” with heroes, villains and definite plot lines. In this case, Hornbrook, … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and CBC ‘stories’