An author argues that while many complain that U.S. election coverage is too weighted to the race and not policies, journalists themselves don’t understand how much the quantitative side of political campaigning has advanced.
An amusing comic by way of The Strip in the New York Times.
National Post columnist Andrew Coyne had a pre-written column about the Alberta election, one that turned out to be wildly at odds with the final result. It was un-published.
The Globe and Mail’s Gary Mason said the Wildrose Alliance party, the presumed frontrunner in the Alberta provincial election, isn’t restraining itself to correcting matters of fact.
A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.
David Akin had posted the following to his blog on Tuesday: The U.S. government’s shocking lack of financial reporting accountability. It got some attention on Twitter on Wednesday. About the same time, Akin tweeted: An auditor’s report like this would bring down govts in Canada. In the U.S., barely a shrug http://bit.ly/eMPAoc This provoked me into asking Mr. Akin [...]
Kathy English, the public editor of the Toronto Star, issued this tweet Tuesday night: Did Rob Ford aide lie to me in seeking correction about Ford’s university record? Was I had? What is truth here?http://tinyurl.com/33onwa8
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow outlines how the recent U.S. midterm election revealed a nation retreating from moderation in its politics. This has journalistic implications.
Toronto Star columnist Royson James has penned a useful column about polling in Toronto’s recently concluded civic election. Read the whole thing, but here is an excerpt on what the media could do better:
My last post was about the emphemeral nature of online life and relationships. This one is about outright fakery.