What has not changed – and probably never will – is the media’s love for being first to report the news. Speed too often trumps accuracy, context or comprehension.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
How Williams trial will affect information we receive
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
How to spin and how not to
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Like Trudeau, Harper the man we love to hate
Their admirers may be far apart. But Stephen Harper and Pierre Trudeau now have something in common.
Martin’s just-published book likely will publicly brand Harper once and for all as a secretive control freak four years after taking office.
Trudeau was swept into office by the then-emerging and idealistic baby boomer vote, fed up by years of minority government. He was also kept in power by the baby boomers.
Harper crept into office, helped by an angry, aging and fading baby boomer vote.
But at this point, that is just another maybe scenario.
Harper may never win a majority. But he will be tough to dislodge just the same.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The return of gotcha journalism
Just as the political landscape goes through changes, so does journalism. Right now we seem to be witnessing a return to the journalism of the Mulroney years.