Yes, we have no Kyoto

CBC.ca eschewed a lead story photo last night after their “fake but accurate” use of a smoggy Toronto shot that was spotted by Small Dead Animals.
An explanation was posted on InsidetheCBC, but then the InsidetheCBC’s comments page broke which added to the confusion and brought about more paranoia.

Let’s just hope no one is paying attention.

Hey, did you know you can listen to the radio on your computer?

Wild!

8 comments:

  1. mike
    Posted May 1, 2007 at 6:47 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    radio? on the computer?

    we live in the future.

  2. Allan
    Posted April 27, 2007 at 6:01 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Kyoto.
    Such a cute name.

    Small Dead Animals catching the CBC at misrepresentation was great fun.
    I feel a bit sorry for Ms. Gardner though.
    It really didn’t seem all that serious.
    Aren’t news graphics generally meant to be merely representative.
    And aren’t CBC’ers generally a bunch of lefties?
    OK. Lefties who sold out.

    Did you say push ad revenue?
    That was funny.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 8:07 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Not using doublespeak? Your kidding right?! How can you not call it misrepresentation? Both photos do not show the same thing. One has been totally taken to the extreme. It was intentionally manipulated to sensationalize a story, drive traffic, and push ad revenue. Simple as that. To call it anything other than misrepresentation is just straight up bullshit.

  4. Dwight Williams
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Good to read the news, Tod! Good luck with the repair work!

  5. Tod Maffin
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Yeah, I was monkeying around with the single.php file trying to insert a date (a request from a commenter) and I broke the damned thing.

    I’m planning to fix it when I get home tonight.

  6. Allan
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 9:43 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Sirius rules.
    And Howard Stern rules Sirius.

    Every subscriber must know by now that they can listen online.
    And if you’re an American you can watch Howard this week by going to HowardStern.com.

    But who wants to pay for anything when you have the internet (at $50/month), and even more choices.
    Toronto now has a new radio station PROUD FM, and guess what they’re proud of.
    Even George Strombo prefers to listen to a Los Angeles station – Indie 103.1.
    My own favorite is to simply use the Radio section of iTunes, then choosing Classical and Whisperings. It’s how I manage to stay so mellow.
    (Tony Burman – GRRR)

    Sue Gardner sets a good example of how to stand up and be accountable. A manager at the CBC who doesn’t use double-speak.
    Now that’s wild!

  7. J0hnnyB
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 8:32 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It’s pretty common for a CBC.ca story to go up without a photo at first, just so it can be put on the site quickly. The story now has a shot of Baird.

  8. Justin Beach
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 6:15 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’ve been listening to the radio on my computer for years now. There are thousands and thousands of stations available. So far though it’s always been free – Sirius’ offer of letting me pay for it is very tempting.


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