Rogers is claiming that its right to free expression trumps truth-in-advertising regulations in a case where the company was cited for an alleged misleading campaign. We, as customers, look forward to the day when Rogers extends that same principle to us.
George Stephenson, an award-winning journalist, is a former Manitoban newspaper editor, radio producer and columnist having worked at the Winnipeg Sun and CBC. He is currently a publications editor and web master for a Manitoba union.
After confronting the reporter who was within a dog whistle of his property, mayor Rob Ford was quoted as saying that "every single person said I should have just cooked the guy." Well, no wonder the reporter was frightened. Who wouldn't be if they saw Ford thundering at them with that Hannibal Lecter glint in the eye and a notion that he might cook them?
05/04/2012 10:37 EDT
Quebecor's media properties have been conducting for some time an eye-rolling vendetta against anything CBC does because, big surprise, it is a competitor. It cloaks its animosity with the virtuous fig leaf of concern for taxpayer dollars but that is about as genuine as its "new Canadians."
02/05/2012 11:41 EST
Overall, the Conservative campaign had as much chance of catching fire as a soggy log. It was difficult to see any strategy beyond talking about how every Manitoban was in danger of being murdered in their beds. Selinger dubbed McFadyen the Grim Reaper.
10/05/2011 09:26 EDT
The media couldn't even keep its eyes open during the Manitoba election campaign, only occasionally looking below the surface of the promises and policies. Then again, the resurrected NHL Winnipeg Jets were beginning their pre-season games and the Bombers were in first place. The media can only do so much.
10/03/2011 10:56 EDT
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