Journalism

Laila Yuile refutes the BC Government refutation

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

Laila Yuile offers another chapter in her reporting about Shadow Tolls.  It seems the BC government denial of these is based on their preferred use of a more genteel description, Vehicle Usage Fees.

split-arrow-smallAh, more truthiness from BC Liberals.

Our fearless blogger takes the story beyond shadow tolls. Don’t miss it and send links to your entire address book because this is another story about which the mainstream media does not want to write.

Dave at the Galloping Beaver asks a rhetorical question at The Galloping Beaver: The Sea to Sky highway, the 2010 Olympics and the BC Rail link up

Ever wonder why there are no tolls put on the Olympic legacy known as the Sea to Sky highway?

Do you think people are happy with old media choosing to ignore stories? Here is a chart of American newspaper circulation; the Canadian experience is similar. Most frightening to the industry is the trend of rapidly declining readership established over the last few years. 2010 continues the downward crash.

 

The corporate media is losing the faith of its readers or, perhaps more accurately, has lost the faith of ex-readers. Each time mainstream media buries another important news story, the readership of alternative news sites rises. This has been true during the Basi/Virk BC Rail case, particularly after the government moved to end the trial before more of its own associates could be further embarrassed.

Now, Laila Yuile is leading the alternative press in asking why the facts of P3 agreements are hidden from view. There is more to come too because people, including insiders, are beginning to talk like this:

I have always had nagging doubts about the background of the ‘deal’. Things just didn’t add up.

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