Understanding bias

Understanding bias

I see bias everywhere. Yes we all struggle with our biases. I wish the reporters, editors and owners at the Globe and Mail would own up to theirs. There’s bias in the conversation our biased reporter has with his biased editor, bias in the call list he develops for his story, bias in his choice…

Toshiba supports the National Post public relations campaign obfuscating climate change

Toshiba supports the National Post public relations campaign obfuscating climate change

Do a search for the name, “Jim Hansen” on the National Post website and you get two hits from 2012 and 2011. Both hits are about NASA, which is good, since Hansen is the leading climate scientist at NASA. Unfortunately, both articles promote the protestations of 49 former NASA employees…

National Post amplifies racism by the Lieutenant Governor General of Newfoundland and Labrador, John Crosbie

National Post amplifies racism by the Lieutenant Governor General of Newfoundland and Labrador, John Crosbie

For anyone that hasn’t heard, John Crosbie told a joke about a Pakistani suicide bomber last week. Strangely, it occurred at the inauguration of his new position as Lieutenant Governor General of Newfoundland and Labrador. The joke was racist. The provincial government of Newfoundland has admonished Crosbie, saying the joke was inappropriate. But they came…