CBC & CTV pro-Liberal bias unworthy of journalists

I believe I speak for most Canadians, regardless of our political differences, that the pro-Liberal, pro-Ignatieff bias on both the CBC and CTV (and yes sometimes even the “non-partisan” CPAC) could have an impact on the federal election. Of course, what that impact will be, we won’t know until May the 2nd. But, it could just as easily have a backlash against Liberals as a negative impact on Conservatives.

It is not just what the reporters or news readers ask or say. It’s also what they ignore and deliberately leave out. For example, they rarely show the Prime Minister in a positive light, while they go out of their way to spin what Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is doing as positive.

I mean, the very assumption that Ignatieff would automatically win a one-on-one debate with Stephen Harper is ridiculous. I mean, just because Ignatieff was a professor does not mean he will be able to effectively debate issues relating to how to run a government.  

As someone who spent the latter part of her working life in a university environment, I think that former professors are probably the least likely to be effective prime ministers. Why? Because, far too many of them are narcissistic prima donnas. Just ask anyone who has ever had to navigate a master’s or doctoral thesis “committee” and they will concur.   

And, frankly, it is very similar with the NDP’s Jack Layton. It is like Layton is the guest the media forgot to invite to the progressive party. Could that be because the liberal media knows that as long as they can keep the Conservatives to a minority, Layton will be guaranteed his place in a Liberal coalition/parliamentary alliance Cabinet?

In any event, whatever the CBC and CTV’s reasons for allowing their journalists to behave like tabloid sharks, they are a disgrace to Canadian democracy and free speech. Peace, order and good government. Wouldn’t those principles ensure that the media, particularly the tax funded media, give equal time to all the main parties? Plus, whatever happened to the old-fashioned notion of professionalism?

Then, to top it all off, the CBC has a “Compass” poll program that is definitely rigged in favour of the Liberal Party of Canada. How do I know? I know because I took the poll this morning. I answered truthfully, including giving the highest marks to Stephen Harper’s leadership abilities and that I would prefer him as prime minister. Yet, as readers can see in the screenshot of my results, I turned out to be a Liberal.

What absolute nonsense. In order to be a Conservative, I would have had to answer in a certain way — to give the highest marks to getting rid of the long gun registry, extending funding to the military, increasing the involvement of the military in Afghanistan and be the least likely to agree that abortion on demand should be extended.

Look, the Conservative Party of Canada is NOT a far right extremist party. It is a big blue tent, with purple around the edges, which represents former PCs and red tories like myself.   

Anyway, you know what all this bias and unprofessionalism shows? It shows that the media is afraid, very afraid that the Canadian people are actually going to exercise their own judgment and elect a Conservative majority. Well, putting aside CTV which is a private company and should know better, the CBC is paid by all taxpayers. Where once I might have lobbied on their behalf, I will no longer. If their own self-interests are to such an extent that they would deliberately bias their coverage, then they don’t deserve one cent from the public.

But, they can still turn things around. We are only in the first week of the election campaign. No one is asking them to be pro-any party. All we are asking is for them to be fair and balanced. Isn’t that what professional journalists are supposed to do?

Endnotes:

  1. One name does stand out, however, for his deplorable and disrespectful coverage of the prime minister — and yes, he is STILL our prime minister — and that is the CBC’s Terry Milewski. When he was covering the Air India inquiry, I stood by him. No longer. The man is an embarrassment to all Canadians.
  2. For professionalism and balance, of all the journalists on CBC, I have found only Mark Kelly to be fair. Similarly, I have found that Global news, both local and national, is usually balanced and watch Dawna Friesen at 5:30pm for election news. I also look forward to SunTV News on April 18th.
  3. If readers have any other positive role models for fair election coverage, please leave a hyperlink in a comment on this thread and I’ll make a list and put it on my side bar. And, that includes links for such radio personalities as Charles Adler and Dave Rutherford.

94 thoughts on “CBC & CTV pro-Liberal bias unworthy of journalists

  1. Toronto is an independent city-state. It’s a foreign country to us in the West. The West hasn’t voted Liberal in more than 40 years. CBC and CTV haven’t noticed that yet.

    Fewer and fewer of my colleagues and associates watch CBC or CTV anymore. It’s just Toronto propaganda for the Socialists. We rely on the internet, the BBC, and some American networks.

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  2. CTV’s Craig Oliver is the undisputed most loyal anti-Conservative on the soap box. For years I have expected him to run as a Liberal candidate.

    His bias is so blatant that I’m amazed that the CTV hasn’t fired him. That speaks to the bias of CTV.

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  3. No, she doesn’t have a program, but whenever I see her get called upon while broadcasting she is as straight up as an arrow. No smirking, no snide little comments, just straight up. Its probably why CTV haven’t given her a show, or a daily, LOL.

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  4. I agree F. George. Oliver’s bias is VERY obvious. The problem seems to be in how certain journalists define conservatism. Given the results of my Compass poll, I can see why. What the developers of the poll didn’t take into consideration is a person’s preference of a political party. I mean, even if our world view is technically liberal, that doesn’t mean we would favour the current LPOC. In other words, the test is built on faulty political assumptions — assumptions that reflect the test developers more than the test takers.

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  5. Anyway, everyone, to remove any possibility of libel, could you just list the good ones? In the cases of Milewski and Oliver, however, their bias is obvious to everyone.

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  6. I agree with you Terry Milewski is the worst “reporter” I have seen so far. With him it is more the sarcastic tone and eye rolling delivery, as if he is commenting to the comitted CBC, liberal base. Example: last night’s P&P clip about PMSH affecting an interest in cricket in Brampton.
    What to do? I have considered a complaint to the ombudsman, but in the past, I have found that office to be very ineffective. They do have a new man there, but still I would not expect them to do anything with Milewski. CBC commentators like him do it because they know they can get away with it, nobody is going to order them to be objective.

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  7. I think Brian Lilley deserves an honourable mention. I think he has a pretty regular stint on CFRA one morning each week, but not positive. There’s also John Robson who, I think will be part of SunTV but I’m not sure if he is doing any political commentary right now.

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  8. I watch that clown Don Martin for entertainment. He is so insulting to the Prime Minister it is laughable.
    Little things like Harper as opposed to Mr. Ignatieff.
    Phrases such as “Supposedly Mr. Harper” etecetra.
    There is no libel in calling him a no mind nothing political hack is there?
    Just stating the obvious.

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  9. For a few decades the Toronto-based “national” media has characterized the Conservatives as Right Wing. They’ve characterized the Liberals as “center of the road.” Therein lies the distortion of the Vote Compass. It’s predicated on those misconceptions.

    The Conservative Party of Canada is ever so slightly Left of Center on the spectrum.

    The Liberals and NDP are Socialist (Left) Parties.

    Hasn’t anyone noticed that Iggy and Jack are delivering the same talking points and accusations?

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  10. Okay, Sandy, we’ll only identify the good, balanced, fair journalists from Toronto:

    1. Margaret Wente
    2. _________
    3. _________
    4. _________
    5. _________
    6. _________

    I’m only 64 years old. Give me some time to think of some others.

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  11. Thanks for doing this Sandy, great idea. I think though, the list will be short.

    I think any reporter working for our publicly owned CBC should be reporting the facts, not spinning and skewing them to favour one side.

    The likes of Milewski works for us, we should be able to call him on his bias which is so obvious you could cut it with a knife.

    One doesn’t need a degree in psychology to spot seething hatred oozing from some reporters we are subjected to every day.

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  12. I heard Bob Fife on CTV suggesting there is something wrong with the Conservative campaign but he just can’t put his finger on it. The media is terrified that Harper is going to get a majority and they are doing their best to malign the campaign and the PM at every opportunity.
    The Chronical Herald is another case of bias from Maher and Leger. They never find anything postive to say about the PM or the government. These endless stories about campaign workers who have not be convicted of anything but are working for local campaigns is pure bias. Guilty by association.

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  13. Kinda makes you wonder why the CPC has had a 5 year pi**ing contest with the press.
    The only thing getting in between Stephen Harper and a majority is the very people he shows contempt for on a daily basis, the MSM. Its wrong yes, but, its the truth and your seeing it now. This man and this govt is best suited to lead Canada for the next decade, yet, no one thought to tell him that he needed the MSM?

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  14. I’m not concerned with a libel suit. I’d welcome an opportunity to substantiate my perspectives and counter sue for malicious prosecution.

    The bias and political perspectives of the CBC and the CTV have been very divisive in Canada. These networks are alienating most of the country. My country is W.O.W. … West of Waterloo.

    In the last election, the Liberals won only 8 seats West of Waterloo. The fabric of the country is slowly being torn apart.

    Thanks, Peter Mansbridge !

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  15. Funny thing about the “biased” compass…
    I ended up conservative despite the fact that (due partially to the Conservatives terrible starting strategy of treating voters like idiots) I’m currently leaning towards voting Liberal.

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  16. Interesting – go over to Liblogs and they say CTV is pro-conservative. If true believers on the left and the right are saying that CTV is biased in favor of the other guy, then that tells me CTV is the fairest network on TV.

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  17. We could have saved ourself millions of dollars in this election because the budget the opposition went against or have decided they were not going to vote on since Dec are now using what was in that budget as their ‘new’ campaign idea.
    Not all of the contents in the Budget is being used but it is used nontheless.

    So if we outline what was in the budget voted down and/or ignore completely by the coalition would be something to see. Plus, there is a greater fish behind the coalition driving them to do an unwanted election

    The opposition trio have a huge plan a plan that imo is connected to the ‘PROGRESSIVE’ Movement in the States.

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  18. I cannot watch “Power and Politics” anymore… it makes my stomach sick. They even slant every Question of the Day – so it has to slant towards a liberal bias…Evan Soloman is as bad as Terry Mellisky….Whenever I see that man come on – I mute the set, if I ever have CBC on – I think they are working as hard as they can knowing full well, we as Conservatives will demand they make their books public. They constantly bash the PM for being so controlling – what are they – controlling their books when the courts told them to open them. After all, they work for us – we pay their salary and it is time we demand a little respect….

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  19. The left-leaning media has overplayed their hand this election. Their anti-Conservative bias is transparent. And for Charles Addler, they’re great fodder for his no-nonsense commentary. But the CBC, CTV, Toronto Star, etc., can’t change now. Too many of their people are too invested in the Liberal party.

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  20. Sorry Sean — Re CTV, I have been trying to find that reality and it simply isn’t there. Might have been in the past but they are actually more anti-Conservative in this election than CBC and that is saying a lot.

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  21. Just got off the phone with Bell Expressvu. They will be carrying SunTV News in HD only! They tell me this is SunTV News’ decision not Bell’s.
    Is this for real or is the Bell rep blowing smoke out her (you know)?

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  22. believe the biggest surprise is that Bell Globe media, through CTV, is flexing it’s Liberal bias heavily, in the lead up to,and during this campaign – this is the big change, and heavily favors the “coalesced” opposition, and threatens our democracy. Why the NDP allows itself to be manipulated and used like this, is beyond me

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  23. Michael Harris of CFRA radio — http://www.cfra.com is the absolutely worst. If anyone cares to listen, he is on from 1-3 each day, and has never uttered a positive word about Mr. Harper.

    Wayne Easter, David McGuinty and Gerry Nichols are among his regular guests.

    [Edited slightly by blog administrator.]

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  24. billg 12:21

    I concede there is a grain of truth in what you say. The dislike of the press gallery for PM Harper go back to his early treatment of them.
    However, their overall sympathies with the liberal viewpoint was there for previous leaders such as Stockwell Day. PM Pierre Trudeau had even greater contempt for the media, but he received far better treatment from them.
    I accept that the majority of media commentators come from a liberal based background. They are paid as reporters to reflect an objective view as possible. With the CBC this is not simply desirable, it is very much part of their mandate. Whatever reporters personal view of Stephen Harper, I expect them to show basic respect for the office and his position.
    Basically I accept bias in commentators, but as professional I expect them to hide it a little better.

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  25. The women attending Tai Chi with me this morning were shocked by the clear bias on the CBC. Everyone is also very upset with the CBC compass labelling them Liberal.
    CBC is angered a lot of people out here but western Canadians have always been held in disdain by CBC.

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  26. Okay, I’m getting some good names. I’ll start the list now and add to it as I get new names. The hard part is going to be getting which agency/network they belong too. But, I’m sure all that info is on Google.

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  27. This is the main reason I ceased following the CBC or CTV long ago, because I expect non partisan news not propaganda. I do find quiet amusing how the leftists insist on all programming being secular but find nothing wrong in it being partisan leftist propaganda.

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  28. Fay — Wow, that is absolute dynamite and proof positive how biased the Compass poll is. An Ignatieff’s leadership team. Quelle surprise!

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  29. Sandy, I think Peter Van Deusan on CPAC is balanced. In fact, he was the first to air the complete 2004 video showing that Duceppe and Layton had lied about a coalition.

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  30. Look, the Conservative Party of Canada is NOT a far right extremist party. It is a big blue tent, with purple around the edges, which represents former PCs and red tories like myself.

    And that’s where you’re wrong. The compass is based on the actual policies of the political parties. The Conservatives are NOT the Progressive Conservatives. You’re just mis-informed of the policies of the party you support.

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  31. No Marissa, I’m not misinformed. I have been following this Conservative party for five years and worked for an MPP in the Mike Harris gov’t as well. I wasn’t misinformed then either. Actually, if you believe what you wrote, I believe you are the one who is misinformed. I am willing to look at the good and bad about the Conservatives. Can you say the same about the party you obviously support?

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  32. On a slightly different note, news aggregator Bourque has ‘jumped the shark’ in his anti-conservative slant on headlines, placement and number of Harper hating rants.

    I suggest that we all boycott his site and let his advertisers know.

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  33. Well, so far I have 18 journalists who are fair and balanced. I also added John Tory because even though he is a PC, he is fair. I mean, everyone has a world view that reflects what they believe. My point here is to identify those who can look outside their own world view and see other points of view.

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  34. Marissa — Save your words. We now know that one of the developers was on the Ignatieff leadership team. As a former academic myself, I know only too well how ones biases can influence ones research. They are NOT non-partisan by any stretch of the imagination.

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  35. Whatever party I support and why is besides the point. The point is whether the vote compass is accurate.

    The places of the parties on the compass are based on their actual stances on specific issues not on the political breadth of party members.

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  36. Eric Duhaime is a freelance writer and he has written quite a few very good articles with FACTS. In fact he wrote an article today titled…Duceppe eager to ride coalition train.
    Add Ezra Levant to the list too.

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  37. Okay, the political compass site (http://www.politicalcompass.org/index) – not the vote compass program – has been up for years, and has no connections to Canadian politics. Interestingly, the relationships between the parties on the graph are the same as on the votecompass program. The major difference is that the centre of the graph is shifted, so that the Liberals are a centre-right party, and the Conservatives are an even further extreme than on the votecompass program.

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  38. Scott — I haven’t been back to Bourque’s site in over a year. He and I exchanged e-mails and he simply doesn’t see his bias. He said I didn’t have any problems when he was anti-Liberal, so what was my problem now? I don’t know what his fallout with the CPC was about but he was really upset I guess given he doesn’t even attempt to be balanced now.

    Mind you, my friend Jack at Jack’s Newswatch, where I also have a home to post, is open about his pro-Conservative support, but he is open about it and I think that is the point. I am open about my support for the CPC as well. But, neither Jack nor I get a cent from anyone. We are simply private citizens and we don’t advertise on our sites. And, therein lies the difference. National Newswatch is now just as bad.

    You want a balanced news aggregator? Try NewsWatchCanada.ca.

    So, yes, let Bourque’s advertisers know. If ads are Google, don’t waste your time. They too have a liberal slant I’ve noticed. I think it is that most of the country is centrist and often we interpret that as Marissa says, as Liberal. So, we have to be careful what we see as biased I guess. But, the very idea that the current CPC is far right is ridiculous. Just look at my list of 70 items and see how many are red tory or liberal. In fact, that annoys many former Reformers to no end. It’s all paranoia.

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  39. Mansbridge doesn’t bother me too much. Rex Murphy is fair. This is not news about CBC bias, I mean it’s been going on for 30 years. They’re so blatant about it because they don’t seem to know any better. It’s systemic liberalism.

    I’ll join the chorus on Craig Oliver, he’s in Heather Mallick Land, and has been for some time. He hasn’t tried to hide his Harper hate for years.

    Then there’s Strombo and Rick Mercer who are obviously to the left, while pretending otherwise.

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  40. Marissa:
    The Progressive Conservative party itself was a merger many decades past, between the Progressive and Conservative parties. Similarly the Coservative party of Canada was a merger in 2003 between Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives.
    Political parties evolve all the time. The current party includes many conservative minded Canadians.

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  41. Lowell Green as I forgot is on CFRA RADIO.

    Stewart Bell. excellent reporter, rarely seen on NP since he writes solely on Terrorism in canada etc.

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  42. Marissa — The Liberals are NOT centre right any longer and they only ever were there once they were elected. They always, even when I voted for them, campaigned centre left. Now, given their agreement with the NDP and Bloc are as far left as the NDP. Just look at their policies. Sorry, but you are not going to convince anyone here of your views because they don’t reflect our reality.

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  43. Okay, lots more names for me to add. Just shows that there are a lot of good journalists out there but they are drowned out by the not-so-good ones.

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  44. I am still thinking about whether or not I should add Ezra Levant. The problem with him is that he frequently is a pundit on TV and represents the Conservatives. Whereas the other names on my list don’t, not even John Tory (that I know of).

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  45. what an excellent discussion – long overdue and so informative – my vote for Rex Murphy (and most of National Post’s reporters, left or right) Ezra, Adler, Coren, Roy Green, etc – the left would do well to at least identify their bias in advance, to glean any credibility whatsoever – cannot wait for Sun Media

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  46. Harper in my opinion should publicly just go sit in the back with them on the flights tomorrow and say ask me anything. Something anything because if this keeps up they’ll make it stick somehow.

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  47. I thought the woman on ctv in the afternoon until 5pm Atlantic was very fair.But,I was wrong as when the election came about she changed completely,and became bias like the rest of the liberal media.I even thought she would be a good fit for Sun tv when it debuts.They all definitely hate PM Harper.I believe that most of them losers are jealous.They can’t be good people,as I know I wouldn’t do things just because people told me to.I know there’s a large list of bias so called reporters,but how come nobody has mentioned Hannah Thebedeau.I just can’t stand to look and listen to her when I’m eating my breakfast.Gerald

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  48. We all know the majority of the media have no use for Harper since he makes their lives miserable with his tight control over messaging. Why would an election be any different?

    Why can’t Harper’s people talk to the media and tell them if they want to ask substantive questions about policy, future of the country and the other issues facing the country he will answer the questions. However, if they want to focus on sleaze like what’s happening in local campaigns, not enough questions for the media, patronage etc. etc. the press availability will end for that day.
    Milewski and Ditchburn are like rabid dogs and think they are being aggressive. However, that’s why Canadians do not have much use for the media.

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  50. I would like the Prime Minister to talk to the people, have the people ask him questions… leave the press out of it…they can be there as observers and report the way they normally do… there certainly would be no trick gotcha questions this way..for a change…unless…the press get to a few of “the people” and get them to ask things for them.. always that possibility..

    I am serious about this too…

    Like the post that says pmsh should go to the back of the plane, sit down, and say ask me anything..I am here for 15 minutes…

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  51. Re: Charles Adler..I have defriended him as he seems to have changed a bit…and at the moment he is a magnet for the really negative people to comment. All, of course, against our PM.

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  52. Sorry NB Tory Gal — But your three comments ended up in my spam filter. Re Joan Tintor, I know her from when I worked for the Harris gov’t. I am not including bloggers, only professional journalists and commentators. A journalist doesn’t have to always be pro-Conservative per se, just fair and balanced. I put Adler in that category. He speaks his mind and is an equal opportunity basher!

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  53. I have listened to M.Ignatief many times but he says precisely nothing that is meaningful or encourage me to recommend voting for him or his party.
    Does he really know how to Govern? I have to hesitate to think who his Ministers would be.
    I suggest he look for another day job.

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  54. When I took the Vote Compass I was pegged near the Bloc and Green Party. I felt I was in the middle, and that is where the Liberals were listed, but felt that was not accurate either. I saw the Conservatives off to their own corner, like a child sent to a time out chair. I appreciated reading your post (and other people’s posts) and still have questions… because all reporting comes from a biased perspective. I do thank you Sandy, for making your bias clear (when I read your about me section), I think that is important. What is really dangerous is when the bias is not clear or cited… it is then implied that there is not one present.

    I found another online quiz to see where I fit politically in contrast to the CBC one, and completed that with different results (not hugely, but different). However, they had a compass set up plugging the Canadian political parties.Much different than the CBC one.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/canada2011

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  55. I have followed up this post with one on Peter Loewen, who was alleged to have created the CBC’s VoteCompass poll, which was totally incorrect. Readers may be interested in that post.

    Obviously, there is bias everywhere affecting all sides of this political fight.

    I noticed the front page of the Toronto Sun today, for example (which I have not been able to find online), had a full page photo of Michael Ignatieff with an “Uncle Sam” American flag tophat saying “Uncle Iggy wants you.” I don’t like Ignatieff but I thought that was below the belt and showed disrespect for the American flag.

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  56. Mansbridge and Milewski. If “Iggy” “God Forbiid” wins the election he should appoint the aforementioned to the Senate immediately for their biased political reporting which stands out like a Neon Sign in a Blackout.

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  57. The news coverage by CBC was so biased and I ended up calling their 1800 # to let them know that they should start putting their act together. Most of the media think they have a “God Status”. You either nod your head and fall prostrate at their feet – one wrong move means you are done for good.

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  58. Jay — Re Chantel Hebert, I agree she is fair most of the time. But, lately not so much. I haven’t decided yet whether I will put her on my sidebar list.

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  59. Why is it so hard to get good reporting. all I have heard is attacks of the Conservatives and everything pro for the Liberals. as for Mrs May, who really cares. Sh’e a no starter.
    How about setting the record straight and announcing things that mean a lot to Canadians.
    The Liberals are the reason Canadians pay high prices for everything including gas and oil. Paul Martin caused most of the gas and oil problem by removing the Domestic oil price, thus removing the right of Canadians to benefit from their own resources. Why are you not pounding that home? Or how about the Liberals changing to the metric system so that they could raise the price of gas by a few cents a liter rather than by a double digit amount per gallon. I am not a Conservative, Liberal or NDP’er. I am the Canadian who changes governments. The NDP has had the best idea so far at budget time when they came out with the idea of doubling of the old age pension. These people have had no serious increase in many years. Remember 10 percent of 100 dollars is 10 dollars, where 10 percent of 100,000 dollars is 10,000 dollars. What a nice way to raise the wealth of the rich and lower that of the poor. Damn your idiotic ideas that scandal should headline the election campaign. Shame on all of you. Ken Flecknell

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  60. CBC should not be receiving tax dollars at all as they are not a “public” broadcaster but rather a shill for the Liberal party. At the very least I would hope that a Conservative majority would cut their public funding by at least 50%.
    June

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  61. must agree with June – CBC has lost it’s title to be a “public” broadcaster – gone are the days when it would deliver a neutral and informative message to the far reaches of the Dominion, and has become a mouthpiece for the Liberal party, and other leftist groups. It should be denied all public funds immediately

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  62. I agree that Marcia McMillan, the prime-time anchor on CTV News Channel is not only very balanced, but also very polite when doing interviews. No snide remarks, pure professionalism.

    I like Chantal Hebert on the CBC ‘At Issues’ panel. Despite writing for the Toronto Star she gives balanced, fair and insightful analysis and commentary. No glitz, just the facts. Likewise her columns are always worth reading. Nothing else at (Red) Star is worth reading.

    Too many of these hacks think politics is a sport and to be treated with frivolity. It’s not, it’s serious stuff. I look forward to Sun TV launch. David Akin is one of best print journalists in Ottawa and I expect him to excel in his daily show.

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  63. chantal hebhert _ sometimes she ‘s picking on the left, sometimes on the right – very definition of balanced

    conrad black – ditto

    rex murphy – ditto

    lorrie goldstein – less so but mandatory read

    funny you should mention bourque, i had the exact same exchange with him a year ago. national newswatch.com has also jumped six miles left recently . they highlight liberal good news and bury the conservative. he also tweeks the headlines

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  64. @brent; I concur about NNW tweaking the headlines and carrying Liberal friendly op eds. If I were to read NNW headlines as I was until recently, I would have thought the Liberals were going to be our next majority. Once you get into the article it’s a bit different. Plus NNW and Bourque were giving us a steady diet of G&M, The Star and the Chronicle Gerald. I have signed up for Sun News Network which comes on the air Monday and hope things will be more balanced there.

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  65. Toronto Tory — Interesting graph. Tabloid journalism indeed! Some in the regular media, particularly CTV and CBC don’t seem to care about our country and what happens to it. And, the Liberals talk about the lack of democracy!

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  66. I’m sorry V65 — but I am not able to put Matt Gurney on my list as yet because he is not on the official list of NP columnists — but rather as a “full comment” contributor and a graduate student. I note, however, that he has a NP e-mail address but then so does the blogger Adrian MacNair. If you have a link to show when he was hired by the Post, just leave it here.

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