6/06/2007

Media Bias

Just a note to the Globe and Mail: Canadians can count. Really, they can. So, when you publish an article sympathetic to poor David Suzuki's "troubles" don't try to blame said troubles on the Conservative government.
Because, like I said, we can count.
David Suzuki is Canada's most outspoken environmentalist, and regularly lambastes those, such as Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whom he deems insufficiently green.
But he's worried that shooting from the lips too often about federal politicians may have made his namesake environmental charity, the David Suzuki Foundation, the target of vindictive federal tax auditors...
"I am being hounded by the current government because I have a foundation that has my name and so they're trying to take away my charitable [status]..."
But in an interview yesterday after a news conference on Parliament Hill, Mr. Suzuki said the foundation has been audited three times..."

You cannot be audited more than once a year.
It is only possible for the Conservatives to be responsible for ONE of those audits. So, who conducted the other two hmm?
Could it be the Liberals?
Funny how I don't see them mentioned anywhere in the article. Only the evil, anti-green Harper makes an appearance. It doesn't shock me at all toe see Gloria Galloway's name attached to this article.
We also have this gem at PoliticsWatch. The CBC has been caught (by a blogger, though the article doesn't say who) flaunting their bias yet again.
The public broadcaster's news web site carried an altered stock photo of the Toronto skyline that was noticeably darkened and made the smog and atmospheric haze appear much worse than in the original photo.

Amazing that they have actually stooped so low as to alter their photographs. I thought this only happened in Lebanon. The CBC seems to be losing its judgement. This type of thing has happened more than once in the last year. I don't have a link to the story on their insertion of pics of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan into a story about American soldiers in Iraq.
The mainstream media needs to be more careful. The general public wants the facts, not their biased opinion. Stop telling us stories. Just present us with data and leave us to make up our own minds.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You cannot be audited more than once a year.

are you certain about that? perhaps the CRA was investigating different fiscal years, hence, separate audits.

Ruth said...

Admittedly, I did not think of that. If you (or anyone else) knows when exactly they were audited, it would be most useful.

Ruth said...

PS: This post at Canadian Blue Lemons seems to indicate that the audits predate the complaint.

Attila said...

"The mainstream media needs to be more careful. The general public wants the facts, not their biased opinion. Stop telling us stories. Just present us with data and leave us to make up our own minds."

This will be a painful transition (if it ever happens). For too long the Liberals let the media run the country, so now they believe it's their right.

You will be told what to think. It's too dangerous for you to think for yourself.

Anonymous said...

That blogger was Kate at SDA...

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