October 25, 2013
Something unscrupulous media has been known to do is try to slip something past readers, citizens of their communities, in an effort to push forward an agenda that a majority in the community might oppose. Other times it might be a small sliver of truth in an agenda driven article, buried deep in the article with hopes that busy people will just read a biased headline and maybe skim the first part of the article.
Some claim they are not biased because there is that hint of truth in an otherwise heavily biased article, all too often missed or overlooked by readers.
And other times a quote is included in what might otherwise be considered an unrelated article that actually sheds light on another matter citizens of a community should be made aware of.
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January 3, 2013
Once again, the Columbian is up to old tricks with their article, Madore rattles C-Tran board, describing actions of then Commissioner-elect, now Commissioner David Madore and his contacting North County Officials prior to his swearing in.
Not surprising either is the Columbian not quite getting it right.
The article tells us that Madore met with different officials from smaller cities in North County and shortly after, some withdrew their support of a sitting C-Tran Board Member who has served on the C-Tran Board for number of years.
They quote Battle Ground Mayor, Lisa Walters saying, “He hadn’t been sworn in yet, and he was already out causing trouble like this,” leading readers to believe she is upset over Madore’s contacting officials.
In reality, she isn’t as upset as they indicate.
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