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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney during his COVID-19 speech in the legislature last week. Image: Screenshot of Alberta legislature video
David J. Climenhaga | In a speech in the legislature last week, Kenney referred half a dozen times to influenza, sometimes in ways that clearly tried to blur the distinction between the two respiratory diseases.
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John Roberts of Fox News at a budget town hall for Congressman David Schweikert at the Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2013. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Matthew Hays | Fox News has been accused of toxifying public discourse for many years, and now faces a lawsuit for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Roberts lends a false veneer of credibility to the network.
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Penney Kome | Since Trump's election Fox's ratings have fallen, to the benefit of more left-leaning cable news shows.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Donald Trump is giving new meaning to "bully pulpit," ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows.
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Jon Queally | There's barely a whiff of the skepticism one would expect after the colossal -- and well-documented -- media failure that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Rupert Murdoch, the PM's lunch mate
David J. Climenhaga | Stephen Harper, Rupert Murdoch and their various cronies are as thick as thieves, if you'll pardon the expression! Canadians would be well advised to pay attention.
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Donald Gutstein | Rupert Murdoch's phone-hacking problems have been all over the news in recent days, but it wasn't too long ago his media properties were providing a supportive environment for Big Tobacco.
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Rick Salutin | Can we declare a moratorium on Canadian Schadenfreude over Rupert Murdoch and his British tabs? They deserve what they're getting and more. But it tends to conceal the mote in our own eye.
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Eric Arnold | While mainstream media news cycles have been dominated by political sex scandals, important global stories have gone under-reported.
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Alheli Picazo | Don't be blinded by SunTV: today rabble celebrates its 10th anniversary by launching Media Watch blog that aims to cover a wide range of media, from uninformed editorials and inaccurate reporting.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Tonight, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. A major theme of the speech will be jobs and the economy.
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Murray Dobbin | From in-your-face arrogance to a total retreat in a matter of a few months, the big money behind Quebecor's determination to set up a Fox news North is now looking pretty humble.