Sunday, 13 April 2014

Rex Does it Again!

In the wake of the latest, earth-shattering reports from the IPCC about the grave implications of climate change and the need for drastic and immediate, remedial action to prevent further disaster, (see 2 recent blogposts, below) Rex Murphy chooses the passing of Canada's previous Finance Minister as the topic for today's "Cross-Country Checkup" on CBC Radio. As if that topic, as sad, tragic and newsworthy as it was, had not been exhaustively covered already. 

As many of us will know by now, Rex gets paid to speak to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), to tell them what they want to hear.
If Rex's climate-denying bias is the reason behind this blatant oversight, perhaps it is time for him to step down and make way for someone more objective and capable of better news judgement. 
PLT

1 comment:

Syd Baumel said...

We should count ourselves fortunate that Rex was distracted by the big domestic story. If he'd have taken on the IPCC report, it would have been the usual misinformed invective. Regardless, as you suggest, that the flagship nightly news hour of Canada's public broadcaster has given one man a monopoly on its - our - editorial voice is absurd and a travesty. Let Rex keep contributing editorials - he does have a way with words - but only if many other worthy voices get to share that public soapbox.