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2006-04-26 Great White North
Canada Bans Live Coverage of War Dead
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Posted by Steve White 2006-04-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [356 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Respect and honor returns to Canada...wonders of wonders
Posted by Captain America 2006-04-26 11:24||   2006-04-26 11:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Keep the politicos away also.
Posted by Captain America 2006-04-26 11:25||   2006-04-26 11:25|| Front Page Top

#3 The media is in open war with Stephen Harper. Started with Harper moving the location of press conferences in Ottawa so government officials would not be subject to media scrums muggings. Next, he would decide which reporters could ask questions. Then he refused to announce cabinet meetings in advance.

The media is using the flag raising and coffin returns as a political weapon, has nothing to do with the public right to know.

So far, the general public has not gone along with the media making itself the story, as Harper popularity continues to rise. The media takes every opportunity to fill column content with phrases such as "US-style", "Bush-style", "a decision that mirrors Bush administration policy blocking media coverage of the coffins of slain service members arriving in the United States."

What the media do not say is that the policy of returning Canadian war dead is a relatively new practise in itself. Traditionally, soldiers have been buried in memorial cemetaries in France and elsewhere.
Posted by john">john  2006-04-26 11:44||   2006-04-26 11:44|| Front Page Top

#4 The press is in open war with Stephen Harper... Harpers popularity continues to rise.

Interesting. Have Canadian MSM revenues begun to drop like those of the American cousins, too?
Posted by trailing wife 2006-04-26 22:26||   2006-04-26 22:26|| Front Page Top

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