The Propagandist's resident milblogger attempts to sort out the bizarro-world media coverage of the WikiLeaks affair.
Earlier, some of the story so far. Now, Kate McMillan at her juxtaposin’ best:
Mainstream Journalism: Not Ethical Enough!…
Whilst our brick of a major media journalist, Blatchford of the Globe, reflects on Canadian journalistic ethics without actually using the word–and condemns them utterly:
Canadian media at fault for rush to believe friendly-fire report
The real evidence on the events of Sept. 3, 2006, is there for all to see
A Canadian soldier calls in an airstrike on Sept. 2, 2006, during the first day of Operation Medusa. The Canadian Press…
This mess is not a WikiLeaks problem, nor a Canadian military problem, nor a Canadian government problem. It is a problem with the Canadian media – Ottawa-centric, conspiracy-embracing, unquestioning and unskeptical so long as the information seems damaging to the government, too quick to publish and, of course, absolutely without a shred of accountability. Shame on us.
BZ to Blatch. And read the Milnet.ca topic thread from which these two comments are excerpted:
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