Today we learn:
Edwards scandal rocks US media
News organisations under fire for failure to expose Democrat's extramarital affair (details below)
Meanwhile in Canada, the media have stood idly by, while hard working, tax paying Canadians have lost $35 billion of their retirement life savings and an essential investment choice based on the lie called tax leakage.
Yes Virginia, tax leakage is a lie. A hoax. A media coddled conspiracy. If you disagree, then prove otherwise. I am glad to be proven wrong.
The only tax leakage, is the tax leakage CAUSED by this policy, from all the $96 billion in trust tax related LBO takeovers, including BCE
How unwise is that?
At least one media person in Canada has the fortitude and moral integrity to report on the facts, namely Diane Francis who has consistently argued: “Prove the case or drop the tax”.
The rest of the media in Canada have condemned income trust investors as “guilty until proven innocent”. Thanks.
Meanwhile , what kind of utterly lame professional journalist would ever say something like this about their professional misconduct; “I didn't explore the possibility that [Flaherty] was lying. Perhaps I should have.” Carol Goar, Toronto Star, January 2008
So what has Carol Goar done to atone for her sins? Nothing.
Talk about a cover-up by the media. Maybe Canadian journalists can reform themselves before this Harper government cover-up about tax leakage gets completely blown......along with their credibility. Just like has no occurred with the Edwards scandal or the episode with WMD as the false justification for Iraq.
Don’t these journalists realize that they are instruments to their own demise? We don’t need newspapers anymore if they don’t report the news. The internet is the quick and readily accessible antidote to journalists’ inability to perform their duty.
Print journalists are one button click away from being irrelevant. Why are they compelling their readers to make that choice?
See also: “It shouldn’t be the role of journalists to knowingly propagate lies”
One Judith Miller is one too many. Ditto for Carol Goar.
Edwards scandal rocks US media
News organisations under fire for failure to expose Democrat's extramarital affair
Paul Harris in New York
Sunday August 10 2008
When former presidential candidate John Edwards finally admitted to having an extramarital affair this weekend he faced an outpouring of recrimination. But a lot of ire has now been aimed at the mainstream media in America, which did not report on the story even as it became a national talking point on the internet and late-night television.
That blanket of silence was finally lifted after Edwards, a former senator who has run twice for the Democratic presidential nomination, gave a television interview to ABC News in which he detailed his romantic relationship with former campaign worker Rielle Hunter, which he said occurred in 2006.
The news was like a dam breaking in the mainstream media. Suddenly Edwards' affair became a front-page story. For many in the new media world of blogging, however, the coverage is too little, too late.
'There will be ramifications from this incident on the blogging community and also on the mainstream media,' wrote Steve Clemons, a blogger at the Huffington Post, an online newspaper which has led reporting of the affair.
The fact remains that the Edwards story was ignored for almost nine months by the vast majority of American newspapers, radio and TV news organisations despite detailed accounts of the scandal in the National Enquirer and widespread coverage on the internet.
The scandal was also covered by many foreign newspapers, leading to the bizarre situation in which many Americans were reading detailed accounts of the allegations long before their mainstream media news organisations were reporting on it.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 10:42 AM