Check out the tweet above from @jimmydubyyc’s Twitter account three days ago on August 7th at 9:06 in the morning. My thanks to him for the screenshot. If ever you needed concrete proof that Canada’s national news service has an anti-Conservative bias, then the headline across that image says it all.
“Canada Loses 6,600 jobs. Unemployment rate remains at 6.8%. ”
The problem is that the truth is the exact opposite. Canada gained 6,600 jobs in July, 2015.
Now, take a look at this Google search page confirming that job growth. At the bottom of the first Google page, there are even a couple of CBC News items that say “modest job growth in July.”
So, what happened? A simple error? An employee who was out of line? Or, was the corporation that taxpayers fund to the tune of $1 billion dollars a year deliberately trying to make the Conservative Government’s economic record look bad? Whatever the reason, the onscreen message was a blatant error and nothing short of yellow journalism. And, those responsible should be fired!
I mean, you can bet the CBC would not make such an error if there was negative news about either the federal Liberals or the NDP. In fact, apart from Twitter, I have not heard anything about the anti-oil sands position held by most NDPers, such as Linda McQuaig’s view that the oil should remain in the ground — a quote said on the CBC’s supper hour politics show. In fact, apart from some conservative Twitter accounts, like MP Michelle Rempel’s Twitter account, the silence is deafening!
Lots of us said this was going to be a nasty election campaign but who would have guessed to what extent the CBC and other mainstream media would manipulate the news to the point of presenting untruths? The crux of the matter is that all of us who value democracy and the Conservative Party, need to refute the untruths and exaggerations every chance we get.