Ten points to Mark Hasiuk for not just agreeing with my perspective on the chill and spin involved with Libby Davies and Israel. The ten points go for calling out corporate media as dropping its diligence in reporting on that and two other stories. Nothing new with that trend, but one thing refreshing about this is that he writes at the Vancouver Courier, a CanWest paper, a chain owned by the Israeli-government-supporting Asper family. Refreshing words here:
Beware of what you read. Don’t believe all you hear. The mainstream media is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
And despite the Asper family’s financial troubles now perhaps allowing commentary that crosses corporate ideology, the Courier has in the past run pieces critical of corporate media and other CanWest properties even. So when some clear thinking shows up, it needs to be called out.
Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website, dgiVista.org.