Wednesday, January 31, 2007

CBC Talks about "Attack Ads" and Media Partisanship

A good read but obviously the authors are blind either willfully or stupidly to their own behaviour!
Here's a sample from the article :
".... In the days before broadcasting and the internet, public speeches, newspaper articles and editorial cartoons were the catapults of choice to fling accusations of corruption or incompetence. It helped that many publications were flagrantly partisan, and not just on their editorial pages. Publishers, editors and writers would co-operate with political parties on the best way to attack the other side — something that was widely known and accepted."

I agree but what does the CBC a taxpayer funded organization do?

Break to the end of the article where it stops being an informative context piece and becomes a partisan criticism of our Prime Minister!

With the last word an anti conservative slant defending Dion's incompetence and BTW complete lack of any so called Plan which they seem to be suggesting exists.

"............. Adams of Environics isn't so sure. "If he [Dion] has a plan, then attack it in Parliament. They [the government] are behaving like a political party just before an election. I'm not sure that works for them." ......."

So coming full circle our crafty CBC writer transforms from the informative scribe to the partisan scold and critic of the Government and the Party which forms that government.

One thing though that CBC and others in our Canadian media still don't get or perhaps don't want to articulate and that is Unlike the Liberal Party of Canada the CPC does not believe that it runs the country! In our prime Minister Stephen Harper and our elected government we have representatives of the people rather than the arrogant front men for the Liberal Party!

Also if you link to the CBC News In Depth page you will see not one bit of print given to any sort of critical analysis of either Dion or the Liberals. Yet under the banner of related items a number of headlines evoking the Stronach name calling as if that was in any way related to the current topic....unless you see the current topic as being " Conservatives are Bad" !

No folks the real issue is that the Liberals and especially their leader of the moment don't have any credibility and it seems that CBC is doing everything they can to deflect public perception from that fact!

Yes Folks your tax dollars at work with the CBC shilling for the Natural Ruling Party!


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Blogger James said...

As you said, it's media tradition to attack the governing Party and Prime Minister.

The National media has been attacking the Liberals for years, from which the Conservatives benefited in the last election. You know how the saying goes, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!

The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned.

1/31/2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger PGP said...

Factual Criticism is fair and necessary....however! As I continue to demonstrate not the norm!

The national media IMO has a consistent and demonstrable left wing sympathy.
As for attacking the Libs for years...many of the most egregious transgressions of the LIeberals were ignored for years and glossed over...only when greater public awareness came about did the MSM make full reporting of the abuses of these cretins and thieves a priority.
The point is that in the present.....there is a great amount of ink given to anything that can be spun as weakness or failing of conservatives and precious little factual analysis ( still ) of the LIEberals in opposition.

1/31/2007 11:02 AM  

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