Friday, September 17, 2004

CanWest Changing Stories

One of the world's largest news agencies, Reuters, has accused CanWest of altering its copy. Newspapers frequently make minor changes to the text of articles written by organizations such as Reuters and AP, but CanWest has crossed the line.

In particular, CanWest is accused of making gross alterations to stories about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the War in Iraq. CanWest consistantly belittles the Palestinian cause, ignores any rationale for Palestinian resistance and worse. CanWest makes any neccessary changes to Reuters articles in order for them to fit with the organization's ideology.

As an example, Schlesinger cited a recent Reuters story, in which the original copy read: "...the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, which has been involved in a four-year-old revolt against Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank."

In the National Post version of the story, printed Tuesday, it became: "...the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a terrorist group that has been involved in a four-year-old campaign of violence against Israel."

All around Toronto, National Post paper boxes have been covered with the words "anti-Palestinian Propoganda". It would seem our nere-do-well preacher is correct.


Blogger Caurus said...

Every single Canwest paper is a right wing propaganda rag. The National Post is a joke, the editor of the Ottawa Citizen even admitted they were biased. The company is a big joke.

3:04 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

I hate the Post, the paper is so scary. They want all their readers to be afraid all the time.

5:04 p.m.  

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