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Old 06-04-2007, 01:20 PM
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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I don't pick up CBC anymore, so I'm asking, does the Canadian media go soft on Bush like the corporate US media does? Of course, they don't need to go overboard on reporting US news since they are, of course, Canadian. However, I wish that they would, if they are not already. The US media is just sickingly itimidated by the Bushies and Rove. Example, the caging scandal, which is a big time felony, that involved Tim Griffin, got very little mention in any of the major media outlets and the fact the Griffin resigned his US attorney post (he was one of the benefactors of the US attorney scandal) was not mentioned in either of my 2 local papers. This may sound crazy, about needing the Canadian medias help to expose the criminal activities of Bush and his gang. However, look at at least 3 big media markets (Buffalo, Detroit and Cleveland) that can pick up Canadian channels, without cable and a few other, like Seattle, that can pick up Canadian TV with Cable. Also the rest of the world reports this stuff, but the US, generally speaking does not.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:06 PM
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Intimidated by Bush and/or US interests? Highly unlikely.

In fact, many Americans feel Canadian news coverage is biased against the United States.

As you point out, Canadian news coverage domesticly focuses on Canadian issues, while international coverage tends to have a "how does this affect Canada" slant to it. That being said, most Canadian media outlets, be they print or electronic, are more vocal in their criticism of some US foreign policy decisions than are some of their American counterparts.

Moday's Toronto Star International Section featured articles on the JFK airport plot, the spread of violence in Lebanon, and a retrospective of the impact of the Six Day War of 1967. There was also an interesting article on Putin's threat to re-target European sites if the US goes ahead with plans to place anti-missile batteries in Poland. The Star also had a nice shot of Fidel Castro embracing Nong Duc Mahn of Vietnam.

CBC's The National had the dismissal of terrorism charges by a US military judge against Omar Khadr as its lead story.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:50 AM
Location: Southern Ontario
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The Canadian news media is very liberal/left wing, especially the CBC and Toronto Star. I don't know, the American media is predominantly liberal as well (CBS, CNN, NY Times, MSNBC etc.) so there's plenty of anti-conservative news and comment. Acres and acres of it.
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