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PeterB





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Don Martin an CTV owe Oda an apology Reply with quote

A letter to Don Martin
I thought that was a rather disgraceful exhibition on Power Play by Travers and Robert Fife on Wednesday, to celebrate the unflattering and tasteless picture, that Canadian Press captured and circulated to all the news media of Bev Oda and the cigarette, which they guaranteed would be carried and shown all over by their professional ( using term very loosely) brethren – doesn’t say much for our media does it as it sinks to another low?
For Travers and Fife to make light of this disgusting act, and their ensuing guffaws, should raise the ire of women across Canada, for this juvenile treatment and intrusion of a private moment. To think that 24 hours earlier, both Travis and Fife were lecturing politicians about tasteless and vulgar personal attacks, and that they had no place in a civilized society( do we recall the picture of Chretien that was condemned by these same two individuals), yet in this case they applauded, if not cherished, this disgraceful act. They can not deny that they were amused and relished this offensive photo and its’ resulting publicity, which they helped contribute to. Are we to assume that journalist have a different standard and code of ethics which may be even worse than that of politicians – or are these two an exception to the rule? I will believe, they are the exception, when I hear some of their brethren condemn them for their disgraceful actions, or that they sincerely apologize to all Canadians and women in particular, or preferably both.
Any journalist worth his salt would have condemned and despised this act of yellow journalism.
I am reminded of the old saying “I hear the laughter of the vacant minds”
Does CTV and Power Play owe their viewers an apology – you decide?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Toronto Centre





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A pic of Oda smoking...thats it?

Yikes, someone needs to re-align their outrage meter.
mazepynka





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah its better without an apology. Don't underestimate the average Joe's ability to eventually pay attention and clue in.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like faux outrage as much as the next guy, "butt" I think you're going a bit over the top.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CBC had it splashed across its homepage

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story.....ament.html
Toronto Centre





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="cosmostein"]The CBC had it splashed across its homepage

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story.....ml[/quote]

National Post has it too...
http://www.nationalpost.com/42.....ze=300x225
tpsdoodle





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Her actual background is not aboriginal, it's Japanese. Her parents might have been in the camps. I agree, it shouldn't matter -- except that, in today's media world, it usually matters a lot.


This ranks with the above.... Like who gives a S***..... Do your jobs, and stop wasting my money........
yoshi





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Martin is not man enough to apologize
Bugs





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I take out of this is first, that there's some kind of coordination amongst all the media, and second, that they pick targets and go after them shamelessly. Particularly if they are governmental figures, and if they are Conservative.

They don't even pretend to be objective.

If it were only Bourque, it'd be one thing, but it is the media, across the board, digging up one picture with an unlit cigarette in it, and going with it.

And not one of them have dug up any new information. Instead they have backed up these charges with innuendo, and tried to make them seem worse.
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