Friday, January 27, 2012

The press and the pipeline

Have you noticed a lack of fairness and balance in reporting on Northern Gateway by corporate media? It is not accidental. A similar project in the USA has been examined in detail.

Media Matters' environmental team analyzed news coverage of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline between August 1 and December 31, 2011, and compiled some troubling findings about the media's mishandling of this issue.

For starters, the media disproportionately slanted the debate in favor of those advocating for this pipeline, as this graph illustrates:


Read the full report here.


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1 comment:

  1. Anyone who has half a brain knows that the MSM has become nothing more than a propaganda machine for government and big business.

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