Globe’s public editor responds to my complaint on omitting anti-pipeline group’s funding sources

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Received from Globe’s Public Editor Sylvia Stead in response to my complaint filed with the Ontario Press Council (see here):

Hello Mr. Skoreyko.

I believe this is the article published on globeandmail.com to which you refer:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/northern-gateway-opponents-prepare-for-provincial-referendum-campaign/article19173574/#dashboard/follows/

It did not run in the newspaper itself.

Just FYI, The Globe has published a number of articles on the issue of the referendum and the Northern Gateway. Here is a sample:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservative-mps-from-bc-mixed-over-northern-gateway-blessing/article19219669/#dashboard/follows/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pipelines-could-be-swing-issue-for-2015-federal-election/article19214104/#dashboard/follows/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/political-fight-far-from-over-as-ottawa-poised-to-rule-on-northern-gateway/article19179975/#dashboard/follows/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/how-pipelines-flowed-directly-into-christy-clarks-message/article11965022/#dashboard/follows/

You will see in the above sample that there are both news articles and a comment piece on this subject. The National Post article to which you refer is a Comment article written by Vivian Krause. While she has every right to raise the information she does in the article, this in no way means that the news article by the Canadian Press was lacking in any way. It was a balanced story on the day. But as you see as well, this story will continue to be raised and covered by news reporters and commenters or columnists. It is all part of the larger picture of coverage.

I hope this helps.

Sylvia Stead

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5 Responses to “Globe’s public editor responds to my complaint on omitting anti-pipeline group’s funding sources”

  1. bocanut Says:

    Another graduate from the journaloser division of the Progressive 1%er School of Fact Checking.(That should probably be Fart)

  2. Liz J Says:

    HOPELESS. Nice of her to inform us how this crap gets spread around.

    • BC Blue Says:

      Notice all 4 links Stead sent me are behind the Globe’s paywall

      • Alain Says:

        Interesting that in itself. She seems to be saying that what a journalist reports on the topic depends on his or her bias and to get a more complete picture one must read all articles by other journalists. That is not true journalism in the least, but then we have been seeing this type of agenda-driven “news” for a long time now.

        • BC Blue Says:

          Yup, and because someone else may or may not have reported this missed detail previously (Stead doesn’t say), it means the article in question is “balanced”


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