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As I read the leader from Heather Mallick's column with this name, I thought she was going to report that George Bush was admitting that the fears of the most paranoid 9-11 skeptics were, in fact, accurate.
Maybe he was.
[ 04 October 2007: Message edited by: Rod Manchee ]
Excellent column! The media has been very dumbed down from the words of "our leaders" and it is spreading, like a bad social disease "folks" - (kill me now). At first I thought she was going to address these horrible quotes from the monster himself:
"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured." --George W. Bush, on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007
"Amnesty means that you've got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that." --George W. Bush, on the immigration reform bill, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2007
More hilarity here:
[url=http://www.rabble.ca/columnists_full.shtml?x=62940] Here's Heather [/url]
Bushims aside, it's a good point about how words are used in the media. I guess it's fair game for politicians to spin a subject with words they think are most favorable to put across their cause, but is it right for reporters to pick up those words and act as spin doctors for the politicians?
Well, of course it isn't. Reporters are supposed to be the eyes and ears of the public. As the Fifth Estate, are they not supposed to hold the politician's feet to the fire?
In Ontario, the debate about religious education became about "faith based" education, as John Tory would have liked it to have been. To little avail, as it turned out.
And any reporter who uses the word "contractor" to describe mercenaries is, well, a liar. A liar supporting a political party in a most partizan way.