Sunday, December 23, 2012

Responsible Journalism Is Dead

 
 
Mission accomplished Canadian Press, you've generated that elusive "buzz", with your "controversial" decision for Newsmaker of the Year.  I'm sure someone around the decision desk brought up the absolutely dreadful optics of giving a depraved killer exactly what he yearns for, ATTENTION.   But, that common sense was obviously trumped by the misguided desire to turn heads with this "edgy" selection.

The Canadian Press have divested themselves of any sense of responsible journalism, in the name of attention grabbing consideration.  In so doing, CP has made a mockery of the tenets the organization supposedly lives by.  CP has provided Magnotta with the greatest Christmas gift his demented mind could possibly hope for, that the organization must know this, what makes CP's decision all the more scorn worthy.  An attention whore names an attention whore Newsmaker of the Year, perhaps fitting in the end...

What a disgrace.


UPDATE

In fairness, as has been mentioned on da twitter, CP simply canvasses Canadian newsrooms and tallies the results.  It is still their survey however, and their methodology for the choice.

11 comments:

thwap said...

What an idiotic thing to do. People were trying to forget about him.

Louise Fribance said...

I couldn't agree more.

Owen Gray said...

So much for sound judgement.

Just the facts, please said...

The Canadian Press #Trusted no more

dmorris said...

Magnotta was only chosen because Paris Hilton failed to streak Parliament.

Christian Conservative said...

Have to say, I'm with you on this one. A terrible choice.

Proud Canadian said...

I usually disagree with your political views,but you hit this one on the head! Pierre Poutine would have been my choice,but what do i know?

Steve V said...

Given the previous "comment", your choice is pure hilarity.

Proud Canadian said...

I think it would have been a much better choice than the poor excuse of a human been,no?

Gloria said...

Most of the media, are propaganda machines for the government.

There is no such thing as, good honest journalism and reporting these days. The media are a total shameful disgrace, to their professions.

marie said...

Ditto Gloria. I couldn't agree more.What profesions? Those people are simply opinion writers and nothing more.Pure and simple.

Happy New year everyone!