Comment 54513

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted January 04, 2011 at 19:55:36

The tipping point in the “top-down” bias in the Hamilton mainstream media occurred when a Torontonian who reads the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star had more access to Hamilton news items than Hamiltonians relying solely on the local mainstream media. Here are two examples:

July 2, 2010 (Globe and Mail)- Ron Foxcroft admits to introducing Bob Young and Scott Mitchell to representatives of other cities to explore the possibility of moving the Tiger-Cats out of Hamilton. Not reported by the Hamilton Spectator, CHCH-TV or CHML.

August 31, 2010 (Toronto Star)- Bob Bratina states that the McMaster Innovation Park is not fulfilling its mandate and that McMaster representatives might be receptive to a stadium at that location. Not reported by the Hamilton Spectator (part of Torstar), CHCH-TV or CHML.

Thank goodness that alternative sources of news sharing and opinion such as Raise The Hammer and The Hamiltonian are available when the traditional local gatekeepers choose to shut the gates.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2011-01-04 20:39:28

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