The Star's biased reporting
Year Published: 1997
Book Type: Letter
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX5457
The Star's Orwellian journalism.
Abstract: According to the Toronto Star, residents of Al Leachs riding attending a public meeting in their own riding are "party crashers", while Tories brought in "from around the province" are there to "bolster" the event.
George Orwell would be impressed. Residents of the community are illegitimate intruders at a public meeting to discuss the future of their community. Outsiders brought in to tell them that resistance is futile are the forces of legitimacy.
Clearly the Stars journalistic standards have crashed beyond any possibility of bolstering.