Taking liberties: When elite representatives define 'national security'
Date Written: 24/10/2011
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX13912
Most reporters assigned to the national security beat are not physically embedded within the RCMP and CSIS in the way those covering the occupation of Afghanistan seem to become stenographers for the Canadian military. But they tend to write as if they were, buying the assumptions created and sustained by those who benefit most from them while generally ignoring the fact that these agencies have a historical profile that reads "pathological liar."