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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2012, 11:59:35 PM »
I wouldn't be so judgmental Lagatta. She swore me to secrecy about her personal situation which is not what you might think.

Also, she left home at 17, after disagreements with her parents who wanted her to become a doctor or accountant or dentist or something while she wanted to study art.

There was a lot about her I couldn't write but I would never question her commitment.

The road to Damascus and all that ...
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 07:15:59 AM »
Well, I could only go with what was public record. Still, she was on the other side during a lot of important stuff - the resurgence of a "new" new left with Seattle, the no-global movement and all its mutations, the horrible things Harper had been doing by the time she voted for the prick in 2008.

Road to Damascus and all, but also "Johnny-come-lately". We'll see, but I have a hell of a lot more faith in people who've been in it for the long haul. And I don't mean older as opposed to younger people, long haul is in relation to their own life and history.
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012, 12:15:37 PM »
8) ahem!

One of our Ottawa people was supposed to do a story on the actual report but, if it was done, I missed it
Ah, well I did read your article, Antonia, but didn't retain anything about the Samara report. Doing too much tweeting myself, and lately too much to do in the off-line world.
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 08:14:53 PM »
Small town reporter in Manitoba fired for having civilian personal opinions and being politically active with a petition (re:PIPPA) MP Bezan pulled his advertising from the paper and swears he didn't want the reporter fired. But that's after he wrote her an e-mail agreeing with her petition, then Bezan's 'secretary' wanted the original e-mail back because what they really meant to say was......blah blah bullshit.


http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/11/05/conservative-mp-insists-he-didnt-want-reporter-fired/
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2012, 08:36:37 AM »
Harris does a follow-up to Jill's firing in Manitoba. Apparently she wasn't 'fired' based on a technicality and the rest is worse than I thought.


http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/11/08/michael-harris-298378/


Meanwhile, one of the owners of Interlake Graphics, which launched three free weeklies in 2010, including the Selkirk Record, told the Winnipeg Free Press about the company task. It was to get onto the radar screen of the provincial and federal governments to ensure they were part of the media buys for governments ad campaigns.
Jill just didn’t understand what all that white space was for.
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2012, 12:36:13 PM »
UPDATE Shortly after publication of this article in iPolitics, journalist Jim Mosher was fired.

Jim Mosher, a reporter based in Selkirk and a friend of Jill's since August, said that he was also shocked by what happened.
"Among my friends, the people who know Jill—it's appalling," Mosher toldThe Vancouver Observer, with Winzoski sitting next to him.
"But do people really care? These sorts of things are happening in increasing frequency. That's the government— 'Oh well, she shouldn't have done that.'"
Bezan did not respond to The Vancouver Observer's questions regardingWinzoski and her reporting.
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/fired-speaking-truth-power-journalists-shocking-tale#comment-24571
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2012, 11:33:37 PM »
NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his Turkish colleague have been missing in Syria since Thursday. NBC has been asking for a news blackout, but as you can see that has been ignored by many publications and twits. Gawker does it and even uses the most pathetic of excuses in explaining
http://www.businessinsider.com/nbc-chief-foreign-correspondent-richard-engel-is-missing-in-syria-2012-12


I'm having bad memories or Richard Pearl.


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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2012, 09:13:39 AM »
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2013, 12:29:00 PM »
Study reports media manipulation/misinformation on Iran (and now Syria). Links to executive summary or entire report


http://www.wideasleepinamerica.com/


Drawing direct parallels to the irresponsibl e, inadequate, [/size]inaccurate[/color][/size] and [/size]dangerously ideological [/color][/size]media malpractice [/b][/color][/size]during the [/size]run-up[/color][/size]to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CISSM report concludes that press coverage of the Iranian nuclear program has been – and continues to be – similarly distorted and dishonest, confusing and contradictory.
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 10:05:29 PM »
I'm still in shock the Justice Dept. seized AP journos phone records to look for their 'sources' w/o as much as a boo from the WH and now our DND had NIS investigate Robert Fife's report on Natynczyk's use of government jets.  :o  and it gets worse.


He said the NIS should be disbanded and Canada should adopt the British system where the military’s police investigation unit is made up of civilians who do not report to the chain of command.
“The NIS has become a personal police force for the ranking military officers and there are no checks and balances,” Drapeau said.
The NIS has always maintained that it operates independently.
Drapeau also warned that the military command’s power over the NIS could soon be expanded because of a proposed law now under consideration by Parliament. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/investigate+leak+reporter+over+Natynczyk+government+jets/8472460/story.html#ixzz2VD1l4rcz

ETA Bill -
C-15 contradicts an agreement signed in 1998 between the vice chief and provost marshal, said the MPCC.
That agreement, known as the “accountability framework,” outlines that the vice chief “shall not direct the [provost marshal] with respect to specific military police operational decisions of an investigative nature.”
It goes on to say, “discussions with the [vice chief] of specific details of any investigation are to be avoided unless specific circumstances warrant attention of management.” - snip -
Liberal defence critic John McKay said he’s not convinced, comparing it to the civilian police.
Suppose the prime minister could yank any RCMP investigation he wanted to,” said McKay. “There would be outrage.”
http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/09/bill-curbs-military-police-freedoms-established-after-somalia-watchdog-warns/#more-348802
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2013, 01:56:08 PM »
Susan Delacourt gives the backstory on the PMO leak re Trudeau's speaking fees.


Not The Star's finest moment and her honesty about it is interesting.


http://thestar.blogs.com/politics/2013/06/the-pmo-the-journalists-and-the-whole-off-the-record-thing.html

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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2013, 04:43:58 PM »
This article raises questions about the charity itself:
 
Nursing home demanding Trudeau reimburse speaking fee spent almost $1-million more on administration than charitable programs last year
 
New Brunswick's Grace Foundation spent $3.2-million on management and administration in 2012 compared to $2.3-million on its charitable programs, according to Revenue Canada report.
 
 
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2013, 06:33:03 PM »
Susan Delacourt gives the backstory on the PMO leak re Trudeau's speaking fees.


Not The Star's finest moment and her honesty about it is interesting.


http://thestar.blogs.com/politics/2013/06/the-pmo-the-journalists-and-the-whole-off-the-record-thing.html


Ha-ha, FAIL, the wee Barrie paper has more ethics than the Star.
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Re: Media Beast vs. Public Interest
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2013, 07:17:50 PM »
Other reporters on twitter seem to roughly agree that all parties try to manipulate them; and that if the PMO and media agree beforehand that something is off the record they will keep it off.


But the PMO or whoever should ask, not tell. them to keep it off the record first and reporters may refuse to do so and thus refuse the story. There was no prior agreement with the Barrie paper.
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