Not a Conspiracy Theory: How Business Propaganda Hijacks Democracy
Drumroll, please. We have rolled out the H1N1 vaccine. It's in the warehouses -- hold on, I'm being told it's now been approved by our tests, though our tests aren't complete and most of them aren't ours and we already knew most of what we now know before this. Never mind. You can get the vaccine, but not yet. And maybe not when you go for it since there's not enough for everyone so we're asking people who aren't at risk not to get it though if they go they can get it. Except in some places. Anyway, it's a Go! ...
In fact, it was CBC news who trumpeted, "It's a go!" They joined the general rollicking mood. Personally I'd like to know where to go to be inoculated against the confusion and lack of clarity surrounding this story.
In general, I think media coverage of the Michael Bryant affair and the death of bicycle courier Darcy Allan Sheppard has served us well. Each day, new events and aspects have come into view. It's true that the early reactions from public figures focused on Mr. Bryant and largely depersonalized the man who died. The "tragedy," seen by people with careers like Michael Bryant, was mainly his.