Dan Misener likes the radio

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Monday, August 15, 2005

CBC presents one-sided point of view to audience

Rhiannon brings up an excellent point. On its main site, CBC.ca, the corporation has posted this notice:
CBC is currently experiencing a labour disruption. Click here to go to the official CBC negotiations site.
The link takes you to the CBC-run cbcnegotiations.ca. And, as Rhiannon points out, "since the CBC is the employer in this situation, it's all one sided." Looking for some balance? I couldn't find a single link to the Canadian Media Guild on cbcnegotiations.ca. Nor is there an "external link" on the CBC's coverage of the lockout. Obviously, the corporation has a vested interest in presenting its side of the story. But even during the lockout, shouldn't the CBC provide both sides? Isn't that what journalistic balance is all about?


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