Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Independent does us proud

This week the Independent has given over 1/4 of the front page and their entire first section centerspread to serious impartial investigative journalism.

Pick it up to read the entire speech, word-for-word, recently delivered by Premier Williams at the Economic Club of Toronto.

It's not like you couldn't already find it here on the official government web site. And it's not like they made even a veiled attempt to provide any kind of analysis or insight into it like other media did here and here or even like blogs did like here or here.

Nope. Instead they just handed over some prime areas of the only thing newspapers have to offer - print real estate - over to this government free of charge without any comment or analysis. Or even any semblance of justification.

Is this journalistic laziness or an explicit effort to kiss the Premier's feet or just an example where ideological principles have overridden journalistic integrity?

Regardless of which it is, it wouldn't be the first time for any of them and it likely won't be the last.

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