To: CBC Ombudsman
Cc: Amanda Pyle
Subject: This is grossly irresponsible on the part of the CBC
Is this show called the Lang, O’Leary Exchange for a reason.....perhaps LOL Exchange? Except none of this is the least bit humorous. Yellow journalism never is. What does Canada’s public broadcaster propose to do to provide balanced and unbiased coverage on the income trust matter as Amanda Lang is grossly biased an ill informed and Kevin O’Leary has a conflict of interest re O’Leary Funds and their involvement is “asset gathering” from the trust tax uncertainty that benefits him financially?
Please advise, Here is what a viewer of the LOL Exchange just emailed to me:
Amanda, just said the income trust had to stop because it was a bubble and most were going to bust.
See Brent, this is the stuff that just confuses everybody, now you have Amanada on prime TV saying the trust was a bubble ready to burst.
Yellow journalism, also known as the "Yellow Press", is a type of journalism that downplays legitimate news in favor of eye-catching headlines that sell more newspapers. It may feature exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, sensationalism, or unprofessional practices by news media organizations or journalists. Campbell (2001) defines Yellow Press newspapers as having daily multi-column front-page headlines covering a variety of topics, such as sports and scandal, using bold layouts (with large illustrations and perhaps color), heavy reliance on unnamed sources, and unabashed self-promotion. The term was extensively used to describe certain major New York City newspapers about 1900 as they battled for circulation. By extension the term is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion, such as systematic political bias. Yellow journalism can also be the practice of over-dramatizing events.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Posted by Fillibluster at 5:27 PM