Have you noticed a lack of fairness and balance in reporting on Northern Gateway by corporate media? It is not accidental. A similar project in the USA has been examined in detail.
Media Matters’ environmental team analyzed news coverage of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline between August 1 and December 31, 2011, and compiled some troubling findings about the media’s mishandling of this issue.
For starters, the media disproportionately slanted the debate in favor of those advocating for this pipeline, as this graph illustrates: