Salmon Farm Apologist's "Shoddy Science" Outed
Mair reminds us of mainstream media behaviour that fits a theme discussed at Northern Insights. In salmon farming matters, news institutions abdicated any role of public watchdog, choosing instead to serve as industry promoters. Rafe's examples:
- "The deliberate bias of the media who allowed the fish farm flack, Mary-Ellen Walling, to roam the op-ed pages virtually at will…and their utter lack of any scrutiny."
- "The silence of the media columnists who trashed the government when it was NDP and have been struck dumb on this issue."
Read an April article in Northern Insights for another example of the Vancouver Sun featuring industry flacks as "news reporters":
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