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Al Czervic
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Re: Media coverage

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Logitack wrote:what it says, at least to me, al, is that media bias is in the eye of the beholder......didnt i say that before.....shrugs

fletcher does have a left wing bias....or maybe it should be a right wing bias, he is certainly more PRO right wing. same for so called journalists like baldrey and palmer, they generally write/speak in favor of the liberal agenda more than they critique it. does it bother me.....only when you right wing nut jobs bring up this media bias when it is directed at your side of the political spectrum! :127:



I suppose the point that I am trying to get at is that even as a right winger, I do SEE someone like Tom Fletcher as being biased against the NDP in favor of the right wing. I see that the same way as I see the left wing bias in the CBC. I understand what you mean as far as “it is in the eye of the beholder” and I certainly agree to an extent that it is true. However I still maintain that even non partisan’s can see the some bias from an objective standpoint. And yes, I do see the irony in suggesting “objective” and how that begs’ the question “objective from WHOSE standpoint”.
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Re: Media coverage

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I see that in the top 25 Canadian Cities with the worst job prospects, BC is home to 5 of them..

Prince Rupert at number 2
Quesnel at number 8
Terrace at number 12
Campbell River at number 18
Port Alberni at number 24

*None, with the exception of Port Alberni, are particularly noteworthy as retirement destinations either.

But what stood out to me was that Miramichi New Brunswick holds the number 1 position in that survey. That's where the gun registry is located, and is now under threat of losing something like 20 (or was it 60? Now "hundreds" according to the CBC?) of federal jobs if the long gun portion of it was shut down? (There was an item on the CBC news recently where the local powers that be were up in arms (couldn't resist the pun ; -) ) over the issue.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-bruns ... istry.html

What is most interesting however was that their incumbent MP was Tilly O'Neil-Gordon. Tilly is a Conservative, and was re-elected this week with 52.4 percent of the popular vote polling 16113 votes, 9016 votes more than her nearest competitor the NDP candidate Patrick Colford, and 9309 votes more than her Liberal rival Keith Vickers. (The Greens incidentally only polled 753 votes or 2.45%), in spite of her being a member of a party that wants to do away with the long gun portion of the registry.

The Conservative MP, who was re-elected on Monday, admitted she doesn't know how many jobs might be lost because she has been given conflicting responses.

"I have gone in there in my first year when I was elected and the CEO at that time told me 10 jobs. I went to Ottawa and they told me it would never be 10 jobs. So then I met with the next CEO officer and he said maybe 40 jobs," said O'Neill-Gordon.


Meanwhile, we can see from the CBC article..

"Canada's new majority Conservative government almost certainly means the end of the long-gun registry, a decision that may affect hundreds of jobs in Miramichi, N.B"


...and play is given the input of the union...

"The Canada Firearms Centre, located on Duke Street in Miramichi, employs about 240 people. Kellie McKay, the vice-president of the local union, said everyone at the centre is attached to the long-gun registry.

"Everyone works in some part of it," she told CBC News on Tuesday.


I guess the voters of Miramichi don't pay much attention to the CBC either LOL.

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Re: Media coverage

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    Al Czervic wrote:
    I suppose the point that I am trying to get at is that even as a right winger, I do SEE someone like Tom Fletcher as being biased against the NDP in favor of the right wing. I see that the same way as I see the left wing bias in the CBC. I understand what you mean as far as “it is in the eye of the beholder” and I certainly agree to an extent that it is true. However I still maintain that even non partisan’s can see the some bias from an objective standpoint. And yes, I do see the irony in suggesting “objective” and how that begs’ the question “objective from WHOSE standpoint”.
That sums up my thoughts as well. The bias is there and some of us recognize it even when it favours the side we're on.
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Re: Media coverage

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Speaking of biased media ...

Did anyone happen to catch Christy Clark's old show on CKNW - now hosted by Mike Smith (Smyth?) today? He had an online "Town Hall Meeting" on with all the candidates from the riding Christy is running in in this by-election. Minus Christy. She doesn't "do" town hall meetings. They had a hot line set up for her to call in on "if she decided to join them" ("Call us, Christy - you know the hot line number - well, she's not there yet but we'll check the hot line again in a few minutes just in case she's there") and every few minutes Smith (Smyth) would halt the discussion and check the hot line to see if she was there. She wasn't, but there were sound bites - I heard a cricket on the first check and another different sound bite on the second but then I had to go out so missed the rest of the show. Christy got more air time today than she could have dreamed possible! The first whole segment of the show was about why she wasn't there and what the other candidates thought about her not being at town hall meetings.

I really have no idea what kind of a game CKNW was playing today - but it was the absolute tackiest show I have ever had the misfortune to hear on ANY radio station. If I had been one of those other candidates, I'd have called Smith on it and fast.

I would like to know if anyone else heard it and if they continued in the same vein throughout the whole show.

Rats ... off topic ... this is the Federal Election section ... I'll start a new thread in the BC section.
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Re: Media coverage

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Okay even if the long gun registry is done away with, that's not going to eliminate PAL or restricted PAL.
There will still need to be people who do the background checks on folks who are applying for a PAL (restricted or non restricted) and people will still need to process the transaction papers for restricted weapons, and the transfer permits.... and so on.

Sounds to me like the reason the numbers are so unknown is because no one wanted to speculate on what would happen if the long gun registry was abolished?

Because my thoughts are that it shouldn't put that many people out of work....
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Re: Media coverage

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Ya know, it may be just my imagination, but it seems to me the media is getting a mite more respectful in their reporting, particularly the CBC. Perhaps they realize that the great evil one they have been hammering on suddenly carries a bigger hammer - one that can have a significant affect on their ability to earn a living if they don't smarten up.

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