Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Today's question

Who is this "William Fox" who writes today in the Globe about media coverage of the election? He writes very glowingly of the Tory's management of their campaign. The little bio says "William Fox, author of Spin Wars, has been at both ends of the campaign plane and is a student of political communications."
Well, this is what the Globe doesn't tell you: Fox used to be Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's top PR flack. That's a useful piece of information, isn't it? I guess the Globe just didn't have enough room for that little fact.
Isn't it time the media in this country re-established the line between journalism and flackery? At the very least, we should know whether or not people doing political analysis in the country's news pages have been employed by the very political party that they're writing about.

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