Saturday, November 8, 2008

CTV's double standard




On airing the Dion interview out takes:


"We decided that it was important that CTV News not hide anything during an election campaign," said Robert Hurst, president of CTV News (October 16, 2008)

On the kidnapping of CBC reporter Mellissa Fung (from Canadian Press article):


“Other Canadian reporters in Afghanistan learned of the Oct. 12 kidnapping shortly after it happened. Hours later, journalists travelling on the prime minister's election campaign also heard about it.

But both the CBC and the Prime Minister's Office asked Canadian news organizations to hold off reporting the story, saying any publicity would jeopardize chances of a safe and speedy resolution of the kidnapping.

The CBC contacted international news organizations, including The Associated Press and Reuters, and asked them to not report on it.”

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Honour and principles are endangered species especially when dealing with specimens like those in the media, most noteably Craig Oliver and his other genetic cess pool bottomfeeders.

We must add this hard learned experience to our pile for next time.

As a part time journalista myself, the old adage trust but verify no
longer applies. Prepackaging and handy pap made available from
campaigns (see Obama media handbook) gives lazy and tired deadline types an easy out which they will eventually take advantage of, especially at the end of an exhausting campaign.

Tom

The Right is Where it's At said...

You know CAITI who ever you are,you really need to consult a psychiatrist,because you're losing it big time.We are talking about a human life here,and you're playing petty politics.

The so called interview with CTV was just that.
Here you are comparing the two. I now heard everything. You should just go back and start talking about income trust.

Anonymous said...

The right is where it's at:

Please reconcile:

October 16, 2008:
"We decided that it was important that CTV News not hide anything during an election campaign," said Robert Hurst, president of CTV News.

October 12, 2008:

“Other Canadian reporters in Afghanistan learned of the Oct. 12 kidnapping shortly after it happened. Hours later, journalists travelling on the prime minister's election campaign also heard about it.But both the CBC and the Prime Minister's Office asked Canadian news organizations to hold off reporting the story.

Question: Who would ever believe anything Robert Hurst, president of CTV News, would ever say in the future....or his so called news organization?

Principles are only principles if they are applied consistently. Otherwise they are merely excuses, as with Robert Hurst's lofty excuse.

The Right is Where it's At said...

Anon 8:23 pm

What is it with you people that don't get? One is an interview the other is a life and death situation. Is it sinking in now?

CAITI said...

If non-disclosure of Melissa Fung's kidnapping wasn't political and directed by the PMO, then why did the CBC report this?



French aid worker abducted in Kabul
Last Updated: Monday, November 3, 2008
CBC News

Anonymous said...

Hey right is where its at:

What part of "CTV News [decided] not [to] hide anything during an election campaign" don't you get?


As for your argument of:

"One is an interview the other is a life and death situation."

Are you saying that only the lives of CBC reporters matter and not the lives of French Aid workers? Why is that during the CBC's news embargo on Melissa Fung's kidnapping did they endanger the life of this French aid worker with this story?

French aid worker abducted in Kabul
Monday, November 3, 2008
CBC News

The Right is Where it's At said...

CAITI you tell me what did our PM had to gain for asking not to report it hummm? What did international news organizations had to gain for doing the same humm? Do you think that Mr.Harper controls international news organizations? What would you have said if the worst had happened,because they had reported humm? Oh yea you and others would have been all over this.If you and your minions don't see the difference between the so called CTV interview and this situation you then have problem.But I digress I'm done with this adios.

Dr Mike said...

Just a quick question for "Right is where it`s at".

Why do you care so much what CAITi & it`s members think anyway??

What are we to you??

I love the smell of fear in the morning!!!!

Dr Mike Popovich.