Monday, September 24, 2007

Dear CTV: Regarding journalistic standards ...


Apparently, doing actual journalism is, you know, hard work (emphasis added):

Ahmadinejad, who has in the past referred to the Holocaust as "a myth" and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map," ...

Wow! He said that? Well, actually, no, he didn't. But it makes a great story, doesn't it?

THE CC READER CHALLENGE
: Here's something to wile away the hours. Let's all keep track of the number of Canadian media outlets that repeat that hoary myth, as well as those who take the time to do some research and debunk it. I'm thinking the only meaningful wager here would be under-over of some kind.

SOMETIMES, THIS IS TOO EASY
. Now, what group in Canada do you think would be so hopelessly, so inanely, so hysterically gullible that they would continue to propagate that Israel "wiped off the map" hoax? Go on, guess. Really, guess. Oh, crap ... you guessed.

6 comments:

E in MD said...

Facts? Since when do American politicians let facts get in the way of bombing brown people?

Red Tory said...

Maybe they're getting their information from CBC. It's all over their website (check out their backgrounders on Ahmadinejad). It was repeated in their TV coverage this morning and in fact, Columbia Dean Bollinger trotted it out in his introductory remarks before A'jad's rambling, incoherent speech. It's well and truly entrenched... Ignorance on the matter is pervasive.

Robert McClelland said...

CTV wouldn't publish my comment where I called them out for publishing this lie. I was even polite about it too.

Caleb said...

Please, don't link prisonplanet pretending it has an actually basis in reality.

Ti-Guy said...

Round and round the mulberry bush...

samick said...

I'll make sure I don't step in any puddles in the middle of your circle jerk.

“Today, they have created a myth in the name of Holocaust and consider it to be above God, religion and the prophets,” Ahmadinejad told thousands of people in Zahedan. - Dec 14, 2005

Perhaps this calls for a clever headline, something like, "Yeah about being such a douche bag, funny story about that..." or "INSERT-REFERENCE-TO-ASS-HERE-AND-ADD-"ITUTE"-TO-THE-END"

It's quite amusing to see you take shots at the BT (deservedly), while running the same type of opinion blog from the perspective of the left of the political spectrum. The only difference I see is their audience may be bigger.

I understand why you may not want to look down at what you're typing into the form before you hit post though. For fear of the half-a-second of realization that you are as hollow as a chocolate Jesus on easter, or that you might see ti-guy slip your cock in his mouth again.

Keep writing though, it's always good to see someone recycling garbage on this scale.