September 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006: So much for "experts"

The link above is for MSM Bias 101: An Essay -- below.


Update: Stephen Taylor's Gotcha ...

The full story: Zaccardelli vs. Globe and Mail -- "The Globe and Mail has been caught in an outright lie about Stockwell Day and RCMP Commissioner Zaccardelli", StephenTaylor.ca, Sept. 28, 06

www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/000682.html

The published letter: Day: I did not shun RCMP chief -- refutes what the Globe and Mail published , NatPost, Sept. 29, 06

www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/
story.html?id=baa1d385-6dc1-4c00-83c6-51ae099f0f04

That leads to the following; don't miss the essay at the bottom of this post.

Intriguing

CBC Watch: exposing the bias , Cyril Doll, Western Standard, 09.11.06, submitted by user2 on Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 08:56

www.cbcwatch.ca/?q=node/view/2031

Excerpt from: Unplugged:

According to one source inside the Heritage Department, the minister is still waiting for CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to hand over a report he received months ago, after commissioning a study on bias in the CBC. Rabinovitch has insisted that he's already forwarded the report to the ministry, but staffers in Heritage, who say they haven't received it, wonder if the executive is suppressing what they suspect turned out to be a much more damning study than was anticipated. Still, despite all the bad blood, the Conservative government has so far been cryptic, even muted, about its plans for the broadcaster.


The Mainstream Media and "experts"

Governor General `incorrect' to have given opinion on Afghan war, expert says via Celestial Junk -- "Governor General Jean Offers Support; Gets Flak ", 25 September 2006, Debris Trail

www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=
thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=
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[....] Henri Brun, a professor in constitutional law at l'Université Laval, called Jean's statements about the Afghan mission "incorrect" and out of line with Canada's political tradition.

In a recent interview with The Canadian Press, [Governor General Micaele] Jean defended Canada's role in Afghanistan as necessary to remove the Taliban and rebuild the war-torn country. Brun said that it is "difficult to reconcile the political incursion with her functions" as the Queen's representative. [....]


Has this "expert" been so busy studying the entrails of Quebec's rights in Canada that he hasn't had time to read what the position of the GG entails? She is Commander in Chief of Canada's military.


Governor General Jean steps out of Line????, September 25, 2006

www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/004687.html#comments


Most Canadians don’t realize that Governor General Jean attends the funerals for Canadian soldiers killed in combat. Most Canadians don’t realize that Governor General Jean has expressed unflagging support for the mission. Now, she’s under attack for expressing an opinion: [above ....]


Scroll down for the comments from Hans Rupprecht at September 25, 2006 02:07 PM -- "The learned professor is 'off his nut'."

There is further down a lengthy post from Hans Rupprecht -- "Select sections of my letter to the PMO dated June 1, 2005" [to then-PM Paul Martin]

Another comment from Terry Gain at September 25, 2006 10:50 PM


I bet that not one Canadian in a hundred is aware of the amending formula.

'In the case of an amendment related to the Office of the Queen, the number of senators, the use of either official language (subject to section 43), or the composition of the Supreme Court, the amendment must be adopted by unanimous consent of all the provinces in accordance with section 41.'

We were had by that charismatic Quebecker and the Canadian power structure.


"Break-Down-Solitudes" GG has a new chat site



MSM Bias 101: An Essay, By: Celestial Junk Blog

www.mediaright.ca./MSMbias.htm


Mainstream Media uses a number of techniques to foist upon the public its views, but all the while maintaining the appearance of impartiality. Media Bias 101 is a description of the more subtle techniques used. Those who follow the more intelligent discussions and posts on media bias, will find nothing in Media Bias 101 to be surprising. However, I have become convinced that all too many well meaning individuals are completely ignorant of the methods used by media to distort the truth, and therefore fall victim to its ploys. I must stress that the following essay is not about op-ed writing, but the straightforward reporting of hard news. Editorial pieces are opinion, so they should not be governed by the same rules as “News” pieces, but by other standards which are not a part of this commentary.

Index: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [....]

[....] Part One: Images .... The MSM imagery reinforced the notion of sinister collusion between the two men, which was a theme in Canadian politics at the time. [....]


Worth reading.

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