Should Yellow Journalism.......


I think not
#1
......supermarket tabloids, parachute journalism or any other form of disinformation be banned?

Ever wonder why all the arguments between right and left take place? Because each side (usually) has their own sources.


Opinions?
 
L Gilbert
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

Because each side (usually) has their own sources.

......... and spin their own propaganda.
 
karrie
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

Ever wonder why all the arguments between right and left take place? Because each side (usually) has their own sources.


Opinions?

Hubby just spent two weeks with a group of men from houston, a training team that came up to help set up his new job. Sitting around over breakfast the one morning, reading the paper, the men expressed confusion about Canadian newspapers. "Where's the opinion? All they've done in this article is state the facts of what happened, with no apparent spin. How do y'all find out what you're supposed to think if the paper doesn't tell you?" *lol* They were all floored that editorial opinions were relegated to editorial sections, and not spread throughout every piece of news. I think that's how all news should be.
 
L Gilbert
#4
I think there's too much editorialism in Canada. The States are obviously worse.
 
Tonington
#5
How about what the reporters let politicians get away with. Granted some may hail from the same school of thought as the person in question, but too many reporters are asking soft questions, sometimes without follow ups to bull**** answers.
 
darkbeaver
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

......supermarket tabloids, parachute journalism or any other form of disinformation be banned?

Ever wonder why all the arguments between right and left take place? Because each side (usually) has their own sources.


Opinions?

That's a difficult question to answer, the kneejerk reaction would be to say yes but that would require a dept: of truth and a budget of billions of dollars to police and I know we don't want to do that. The appalling levels of reading skills and critical thinking would be the most cost effective areas to address for a fix. Pour the money into education and the crap we accept as journalism will expire. Having said that there are many examples of education for the masses being curtailed and cronicly underfunded to arrive at the place where we are now.
 
L Gilbert
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

How about what the reporters let politicians get away with. Granted some may hail from the same school of thought as the person in question, but too many reporters are asking soft questions, sometimes without follow ups to bull**** answers.

The boss says, "Don't ask Joe Liberal any tough questions"; so you don't because you may find yourself doing an article in Antartica on the Emperor penguins if you did. Or the boss says, "Think of the toughest questions you can ask that Green Party guy." so you do.
 
wallyj
#8
This seems like a very good place to post this tidbit.Last week,cbc's mansbridge reported on a secret meeting between our gov't and the U.S. to exploit the oilsands in Alberta. This happened only days after Harper was elected. SCARY stuff Peter......,but once the facts are checked it turns out these meetings happened Jan 24 and 25. Harper was elected on the 23rd. This meeting was set up by the liberals,months before,attending among others was Revenue Minister McCallum,the meetings findings were published on the web,and there was not any deal signed. But,will the cbc retract these defaming statements,don't hold your breath.
 
wallyj
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Hubby just spent two weeks with a group of men from houston, a training team that came up to help set up his new job. Sitting around over breakfast the one morning, reading the paper, the men expressed confusion about Canadian newspapers. "Where's the opinion? All they've done in this article is state the facts of what happened, with no apparent spin. How do y'all find out what you're supposed to think if the paper doesn't tell you?" *lol* They were all floored that editorial opinions were relegated to editorial sections, and not spread throughout every piece of news. I think that's how all news should be.

Unfortunately,in Canada,most of our journalists present thier opinions as facts.
 
vinod1975
#10
Thats the way I like
 
Pangloss
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

The boss says, "Don't ask Joe Liberal any tough questions"; so you don't because you may find yourself doing an article in Antartica on the Emperor penguins if you did. Or the boss says, "Think of the toughest questions you can ask that Green Party guy." so you do.

Y'know, you'd think that after a quarter century in news, I'd have had somebody say that to me. That's not to say that some media outlets don't have a very strong, politically oriented worldview; indeed all my favourite magazines are strongly left or right, or something else entirely.

Now, has a news director ever said to me "I think that so-and-so is a lying sack of s*** - go nail his hide to the wall."? You bet - but that's one aspect of journalism: to comfort the discomfited, and afflict the powerful.

Pangloss
 
CDNBear
#12
Perhaps a disclaimer would work...

The Toronto Sun
"Caution, may contain right wing propoganda and no evidence of their hidden agenda"

The Toronto Star
"Caution, Liberal rag, pushes PC to the limits and generally absolves the LPoC of any wrong doing, by printing they're errors on the back pages.

The CBC
"Caution, blatant socialist agenda may cause those with the ablity to think critically to vomit.

FOX News
"Caution, absence of objectivity may cause sudden fatal brain drain.
 

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