Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dion in Newfoundland: Two Tales

It's funny to see how the media spins the same event in different ways.

Check out how the Toronto Star and Canada.com/CanWest treated yesterday's story of Liberal leader Stephane Dion meeting with Newfoundland & Labrador Premier Danny Williams.

CanWest spins Dion's meeting with Williams with the negative headline, "Newfoundland premier leaves Liberal leader out on a limb."

On the other hand, the Toronto Star takes a pro-Liberal spin with its headline, "Dion casting Harper as untrustworthy."

In it, reporter Susan Delacourt mentions that: "The Dion-Williams meeting was low-key and away from the cameras, at Williams's request, and also because it could have been awkward for Dion to be seen forming common cause with a Conservative while a provincial election is looming and he has Liberal allies in the province to consider."

Funny how that spin got lost in the CanWest article.

2 comments:

lance said...

In it, reporter Juliet O'Neill mentions that: "Williams, (...) declared his meeting with Dion private, forcing the Liberals to cancel a scheduled photo opportunity with the two leaders. (...) Dion had billed the event as a way of showcasing what both men say is Harper's untrustworthiness (...)
Dion was left on his own to accuse Harper of a "breach of trust" at a news conference, even as a local radio talk show discussed his meeting with Williams in the context of the ancient proverb: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."


Funny how the TorStar article missed the obvious.

Cheers,
lance

jim bender said...

Go figure...Can-West is a pawn of Harpers.