Cowichan Conversations: Times Colonist Editorial Judgment Unbalanced Regarding Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Proposal

Here is a Classic Spin Job Courtesy of the Times Colonist.   Renee Racette, chief executive of the Malahat Nation. Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist By Andrew Duffy-Times Colonist The Malahat First Nation, which Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: RAFE: Blatant Media Bias -Vancouver Province Partners With Woodfibre LNG

Rafe Mair As you know, the Vancouver Province is an official partner of Resort Works, who are essentially the public relations arm of Woodfibre LNG. That means, of course, that the Vancouver Sun and Read more…

Northern Reflections: Paying To Be Lobotomized

                                             http://www.bewareofthedoug.com/ We are awash in images, Chris Hedges writes. And that makes it easy for corporate propagandists to succeed. It’s been that way for quite awhile: The entrapment in a world of nonstop electronic sounds and images, begun with the phonograph and radio, advanced by cinema and television and perfected by video games, the ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Globe And Mail: Same Old, Same Old

We are currently receiving a three-month free subscription to The Globe and Mail, a paper I supported for many years until it returned to its largely right-wing nature after vanquishing its putative competition, The National Post, and jettisoning many of its finer writers. At least getting it free for this period allows me unimpeded access ...

DeSmogBlog: Oil and Gas Industry Moves to Silence Critics

shutterstock_49157602.jpg At an industry public relations conference last year, Michael Kehs of Chesapeake Energy described a Wall Street Journal op-ed to gathered oil and gas officials, saying it pointed out the industry's "credibility problem." “And I’m sure some of it relates to defensiveness,” Kehs added. (MP3 Audio)  Small wonder. For years, the oil and gas industry ...

DeSmogBlog: The Climate Change "Hoax" Hoax [Video]

Some clever person used Xtranormal to create a great video addressing climate change denial and correcting common myths held by global warming skeptics. It sounds a lot like a Skeptical Science-inspired project, doesn't it? Whoever did it, our hats are off. Great work.  Check it out:  read more