Election media bias is journalistic disgrace.
The role of the press in a democracy was based on it being politically non-partisan. It is the only business protected by the constitution because it is supposed to serve and inform the people as fair arbiters, as an integral part of the checks and balance of the political sphere.
It has transgressed so far from its purpose that you can hardly find a non-agenda driven unbiased story any more. The Canadian media has long idolized the US media but their copycat tactics have done us great harm.
The media’s believability and trust level is at an all time low, down there with used car salesmen. (See online version for Seguin’s web links)
The public is obviously on-to-this as they are bombarded with media contrived anti-Conservative anti-Harper bashing yet somehow the Conservatives are remaining high in the polls.
Many media, even some local newspapers, are being used as agenda bias outlets, hustling free publicity for their chosen leftwing candidates.
The worst offender is the public tax-dollar funded CBC who brazenly openly acts as a campaign propaganda broadcaster for the left Liberals and NDP, bashing the Conservatives and Harper day and night at every opportunity.
Both Trudeau and Mulcair promised the CBC hundreds of millions more tax-dollar funding if they were elected. Unethical bribe? Conflict of interest?
If this doesn’t tell it all, nothing will…The ‘Canadian Media Guild’ a 6,000 member journalist union, is a ‘registered third party’ with ‘Elections Canada’ to campaign in the federal election. So while the guild member journalists are busy distorting the election reporting, their union is $ donating and campaigning in it for their left wing causes.
‘Registered third parties’ (must register with Elections Canada), are those who spend $500 or more for campaign election advertising. (See links in the online version of the letter)
Vivian Krause reports there are 96 ‘registered third parties’ for this election and more than a dozen get funding from US based Tides Foundation. American interference in Canadian elections?
https://twitter.com/FairQuestions (See Oct 10).
Where are the Libs and NDP getting all that money to run those expensive ads on every TV and radio program 24/7?
Justin Trudeau selected as his principal campaign adviser (backroom enviro spin doctor) Gerald Butts, ex CEO of World Wildlife Fund.
With Butt’s international connections, you can bet the farm that the big enviro-foundations are funneling eco-dollars into Liberal coffers.
Roland Seguin, Langley