Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

Today’s News Media: Cheerleaders for the Establishment

Newspapers used to think their job was to help keep wealthy and powerful institutions honest. Now they climb into bed with them.

April 2, 2012

Greenpeace’s 12th Century Technology

Greenpeace recently dismissed the Canadian Senate as a 19th century institution. But it aggressively promotes wind power – a 12th century technology. While it accuses the Senate of being undemocratic, Greenpeace itself scored only 42% when evaluated from an accountability perspective.

November 24, 2010

The Media Messes Up

Journalists said Toronto’s mayoral race was too close to call. In fact, a winner was declared eight minutes after the polls closed. So go ahead, take their word for it when they tell you about global warming.

October 26, 2010

Just One Cotton-Pickin’ Minute

How did the Toronto Star manage, within a period of 66 days, to go from telling us our very survival was at stake due to global warming to arguing that, well, fighting pollution is a good idea?

February 11, 2010

That’s It, I’ve Had It

After a steady diet of climate hysteria, I’ve reached my limit. I consider myself a sensible person who is now speaking up & pushing back.

April 1, 2009