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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:28 am    Post subject: If you thought the media was left-wing... Reply with quote

From the National Post:
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Liberal credibility is now just north of that of Max Mosley, the Formula One boss caught on film taking part in a Nazi fetish orgy with five hookers by a British tabloid.

WOW!
Just imagine how much outrage there would be on this forum if the Toronto Star were to say that about the Conservatives...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha!!!!

Perhaps that was an opinion piece?

I noticed no one called CTV's Fife to the table for calling conservatives "Knuckle draggers" "social Conservatives with hidden agendas" on a national broadcast.

Fife was supposed to be reporting the NEWS.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have missed that one...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gc wrote:
Must have missed that one...


Well let me help you out with that, follow the yellow brick road please:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....f-CTV.html

As an aside just how does one get the you tube to show up in your post instead of just a link?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think anybody has ever accused the National Post of being left wing...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perhaps that was an opinion piece?


It was, by Jim Iverson if I recall.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Blue wrote:
I don't think anybody has ever accused the National Post of being left wing...

No, but surprisingly enough I've heard people say that it's "balanced" or "fair". These tend to be the same people who accuse the media in general of having a left-wing bias.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their reporting is fair, however, their opinion pieces are heavily slanted to the right. They don't dispute that, in fact, the National Post was explicitly originally created to be a right wing counter to the Toronto Star.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Blue wrote:
Their reporting is fair, however, their opinion pieces are heavily slanted to the right. They don't dispute that, in fact, the National Post was explicitly originally created to be a right wing counter to the Toronto Star.

Maybe, but you gotta admit that if the Toronto Star said something that bad about the Conservatives, people here would be screaming about it...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably, but we wouldn't be surprised because the Red Star says stuff like that all the time about the CPC.

The Toronto Star is an openly pro-left newspaper (read up on it's founding and it's charter) just as the National Post is an openly pro-right newspaper; though both try to remain balanced in their reporting. Opinion pieces are a totally different matter and they're open with their bias (unlike the Globe and Mail and their sister media CTV news).

In fact, I often read reports from the Toronto Star and find them often to be very informative, as opposed to the National Post which tends to cover just the basics in a story to give a shorter overall read.
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