Balance, Fox News style

This seems like the Fox News school of reporting: provide some “balance” by finding someone (anyone!) who can provide a counter argument.

Editor :

Dan Mesec’s article on the Northern Gateway JRP on the front page seems to correctly report the details: quotes from four of the 120 speakers against.

But flip the page and the entire second half of the article is pro-pipeline.

Even more amusing is that half of THAT was the only JRP speaker for it.

I can understand quoting the Enbridge PR flack—that’s their job (their pipeline, their decision, and their country).

This seems like the Fox News school of reporting: provide some “balance” by finding someone (anyone!) who can provide a counter argument.

At least you put that on page two where a few people would not bother reading it.

Next time you write about pine beetle damage you can “provide some balance” by using me, to explain that there has been no tree deaths or other effects from these insects in B.C.

Bryan Swansburg



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