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Mac





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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Journalistic Activism at it's finest... Reply with quote

http://torontoist.com/2009/11/.....evenge.php

Tip of the hat to Being Right Is Not Wrong

Here's a quote from the article... Emphasis added is mine...

Earlier this week the Toronto Star announced, among other changes, that it was planning to outsource some one hundred in-house, union editing jobs. In the press release issued by the union in the wake of the announcement, union chief Maureen Dawson explained that "Journalism is a collaborative effort, the product of a team of reporters, photographers and editors working in concert to produce the kind of activist agenda that has served Star readers and our community so well for so long...To remove a critical element of that work is to shortchange everyone who depends on it."

Now, one (apparent) editor at the Star has decided to show us all the benefits of collaboration. An extensively marked-up copy of Publisher John Cruickshank's internal memo announcing the changes was sent to Torontoist by a self-described "intermediary who was asked to send this for a friend who works at the Star" this morning; it's, allegedly, "the work of a Star editor."

Does everyone remember John Cruickshank? He's the former head of the CBC who spearheaded the defence of Krista Erickson (the CBC reporter who fed questions to Pablo Rodriguez to embarrass Mulroney) and later was forced to admit his reporter acted unethically? The same Cruickshank who later apologized (sorta) after being ordered to do so by the CBC Ombudsman after his reporter Heather Mallick embarrassed Canada and her gender in a venom-filled rant against Sarah Palin, dutifully published by the CBC...

Now Cruickshank has the pleasant duty of out-sourcing 100 editorial positions (all unionized, of course) to cut costs in an attempt (hopefully vain) to save the Red Star from drowning in red ink... Strangely, the editors didn't take his memo announcing said cuts very well.

-Mac
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool posting Mr. Mac, thanks. I love it when people show what journalists are REALLY like as opposed to what they want us to believe.
Mac





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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We must keep in mind that Maureen Dawson is a union chief rather than a journalist so she likely doesn't feel the journalistic urge to hide the socialist agenda.

Here's another article from the Canadian Press about the announcement: CLICK!!

Remember, TorStar, the parent corporation, operates under the Atkinson Principles (if you can call socialism principled) so they must be desperate if they're engaging in this kind of outsourcing.

It is my understanding that TorStar is partially owned by the number of unions; particularly the Ontario Teacher's Federation. OTF also owns substantial shares in Bell-Globestar, another large multi-media corporation. I wonder why unions would be so interested in owning media, hm?

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To inform and educate the masses, of course. We knuckle-draggers are an unenlightened bunch you know.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Activist agenda?" Who knew...
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