Tabloid Journalism

What the hell has happened to the only remaining Halifax daily???Ever since the Daily News died, the other daily has printed an endless series of ill-informed tabloid articles that were clearly intended only to stir up shit among readers. They've gone

What the hell has happened to the only remaining Halifax daily???

Ever since the Daily News died, the other daily has printed an endless series of ill-informed tabloid articles that were clearly intended only to stir up shit among readers. They've gone way past reporting into having many of their articles present editorial opinions as fact, misleading readers all for the sake of controversy and sales.

From the plainly misleading article about the smell at the sewage treatment plant, which at the very end of the article acknowledges that it is NOT where the smell comes from, to the latest attack on the Tories for traveling to sell our province internationally (I'm no Rodent Rodney apologist, I think he's a moron, but instead of focussing on the true fuckups the Tories keep committing, they focus on good business and make it sound seedy purely for the sake of controversy), to the silly ATV program, to the I-built--a-cottage-in-the-woods-and-the-government-wont' pay-for-my-utilities whine-fest, etc, etc, all designed to pull at the heart strings and stir outrage of people who can't think for themselves.

I'm ashamed to read this garbage and I have cancelled my subscriptions at home and at the office for all my employees (I'm not despot telling them what to read - i was paying for all the subscriptions).

We'll read the Globe or the Post, which may have their own slants but at least maintain some integrity.

News should be about facts, not stirring the pot

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