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Canadians...Have You Noticed A Change In MSM News?

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:08 PM
My homepage when I open my browser has links to news agencies from all over the world. Some of the links are from major agencies reporting on what is going on internationally while others are local sources that give an insight into how the 'locals' view the same news.

There are alot of differences to say the least.

My question to other Canadians however is this: Has anyone else noticed that over the course of this year (especially the last six months) Canadian MSM sources have gradually shifted towards the violent?

I used to chuckle over the difference between the Canadian headlines and the American, but not anymore.

I know some will claim that the world is a rough place, people are more aware etc, but like most on this site I was already paying attention to what was being reported. Increasingly 10/10 headlines on my Canadian feeds are all violent when previously it may have been a couple stories every other day (and almost always about something major that happened in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver).

I do not believe that there is an upswing in violent behavior in this country, I do however think that the MSM is trying to portray that there is.

Anyone else?
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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:15 PM
reply to post by [davinci]

Not being in Canada, I cannot answer of course the question, but I can say that violence and fear sells like hotcakes.
I think Fox News has truely branded something that is catching on with the people.
Make the people read of the violence, make them scared, make them addicted to the news to see if there is more violence happening, get more fearful, etc...

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:16 PM
I am Canadian and I believe there definitely is an increase in violence. I live in a small town that rarely saw any 'big city' news happening within its limits. Now every year for the past couple of years, there are violent murders, obvious murders written off as suicides and other things happening that were just very rare here in the past. It's plain and simple, the increase of sin means the increase of these incidents.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:22 PM
I've noticed that the MSM is getting more aggressive with their articles, I find now more than ever they are hyping stories up to make them seem more exciting, what was a simple fender bender becomes a 3 car pile up hit and run, so to speak.

I also have noticed this has been an off year, more violence, more deaths (natural), just bad mojo all around.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:27 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX

I agree.

I'm not trying to say that Canada is or was a Utopian paradise; we have the same problems as every other western country.

THere just seems to have been a shift in the media where any story of violence is reported regardless of how small. Given how much fear plays into the hands of our leaders I seriously question if this shift is not a parallel to what has been seen in the other western nations for years.

I get the feeling that very slowly we are being conditioned to see our nation as much worse than it really is.

Being well ahead of other countries on the socialist path, we Canadians got a pass on some of the things unfolding in other countries because in all honesty, we were already living with those measures/programs. It almost seems however that a tipping point of sorts has been reached and now it's time for Canada to catch up to the rest of the world in certain areas.

Rampant fear being the biggest.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:04 PM
I haven't noticed that particularly as I immediatly press the stop button when I open my web browser before the MSM page loads cause it freezes for a moment everytime and waistes 20 seconds I could be clicking somewhere else. I could just change my homepage, but it always slips my mind...

Anyhow on a similar note, has anyone else noticed the change in Canada, particularly these past 2 years I guess if I were to put a time limit on it typing to the beginning of the global recession. I am tying it to that point because that is when different news sources from around the world started commenting on how well Canada had been handling the meltdown, and oh, apparently it has the strongest economy and banking systems suddenly? The slogan always tooted 'Canada is the best place to live in the world', but now apparently there was some truth to that?

I love Canada, and I am glad I am Canadian, but we all know how other more elite countries and powers viewed us, and that was basically as the US's little retarded sibling that couldn't take care of themselves morphing into just an extension of the US with little use. Ofcourse we know how great our country is, and what it has to offer, but to superpowers we were just the single geek sitting at the summit tables that everyone else was wondering how we even got there.

So then two years ago Canada, a nation that was suppose to be so dependent on the USA that it couldn't survive without it, stepped forward away from the US. I am sure Canada didn't somehow transform merely two years ago, but slowly over the years strengthened it's economy, and structure to become a little more dependent on itself, but that is when I actually took notice to this.

Since then it's weird, and especially these past 6 months-year the feeling in the media, the air, everything is different. It's like we are becoming American, but not a mirrored image of our neighbours, but our own Canadian version. It's almost like Canada didn't want to be the wimpy timid one anymore, and took a hit of steroids.

Look at Ottawa, we are just like the rest of the G8 now, and have our own little corrupt government now(it had its corruption before, but it was muted to us), but something tells me Canada is running with the wrong crowd now behind closed doors and is going to end up getting us in a lot of trouble.

Even the big 'Wikileaks' conspiracy thats going on right now, whosever running it thought Canada was now 'cool enough', so threw a little dirt in on her so she would be included in the tabloid frenzy staring the G8/20 nations of the world.

It's nice to think Canada has grown, and seems to gaining the respect it deserves, but I have this weird assumtion that she didn't do it all on her own. The USA was dumped, and for whatever reason that is yet unknown, Canada was spared even though a huge part of it's economy, recession or not, is still tied to the USA which is currently the biggest disaster/mess of them all from what it once was.

How is that even possible though? All we hear about is how intertwined we are. How we are basically one big nation, and part of the USA. That we are little America. However, how did we/ do we have the strongest or most sound economy and banking systems throught this recession to date, and the USA that we whore ourselves out to, has the worst economy? and it all just seemed to happen over night.

I don't even know it this whole post makes sense as I kinda went off on tangents, but there's just something weird going on I am noticing in little minute changes to anything and everything all over this country, and I feel like I am the only one that is actually noticing it.

Somebody has a plan or use for Canada in the future, and seems to be mentoring her into something...

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:13 PM
reply to post by [davinci]

Our education system in Ontario is going to hell as well. They are now integrating grades 6-8 into high school. desensitize and stupify them younger i guess.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:34 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I would always read the paper 2 years ago, but laity the things they put in it make my stomach turn. And its full of it!

I can't agree with you more.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by loagun

Maybe our political history has something to do with it.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:53 PM
well, since i am here, and that last post is fresh in my memory I am going to throw out a theory...

I thing some higher group, maybe the 'illuminati', or 'reptilians'(I don't even think I believe them even with my open mind...), whoever control's the masses is now starting to slowly welcome Canada with an opportunity to become one of the elite countries instead a hanger-on.

Canada however, I guess our government though I believe is being led into something more sinister and it doesn't even know it. Canada with it's new confidence boost will continue to prosper, and set an example. She will pour money into what she is told, and into her military, and in the very near future get involved in some wars, and never pull out of Afghanistan. She will make deals, trades, murder some people here and there down low, cover some things up all on her way to becoming 'elite'.

This what I feel is going to happen for some unknown reason, and then becoming drunk on the tiny taste of recognition and power she is fed, she won't notice selling herself out. This time it won't be to our southern neighbors though, but to some foreign something that will come in and rape us of the resources we are sitting on.

Canada isn't strong enough to suddenly do an image change, and start doing things like selling practices on and teaching other counties how to run their financial systems, and becoming involved in Wikileaks today, which will lead her into some war tomorrow, and permanency in the middle east.

It's all still very slight, but it's too big a change to sudden. Maybe if I never stumbled upon this site, and read about how evil and corrupt this world really is I would have never concluded that Canada is going to be played, like the US was, and like them, will be tossed aside when it has no more use.

Maybe though I am wrong. Maybe Canada did actually get a backbone, and purposely roughing up its edges, and sticking its nose in places, all in a scheme to become something, and maybe, just maybe, Canada is the one, our government, that is going to sellout our own resources until we run dry in it's thirst for power.

Who know's, but someone or something is setting up this nation for blow.

Poor little Canada, you were always just too nice, you won't even see it coming... Oh well, make sure you enjoy the ride.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:00 PM
I love Canada and have been to more of it than most Canadians. I vacation there. Honeymooned there and traveled extensively there on business. I'd move to Vancouver or Cape Breto (yes, I know they are very different) in a second. Americans generally don't know much about Canada, least of all its subtle and not so subtle cultural differences with its violent and morally bankrupt neightbor to its south.

That said, Canada is sadly fu&ked. What Americans have is contagious and is spread by media and religion, principally the far right and evanglicalism. Now your foolish government has just given literal license to FOX News and I've followed as the cult side of Christianisty has taken hold. These are taking root and you are letting it happen.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:01 PM
Hi, non-violence fans.

One thing we CAN say now, is :

Canada has lost its "good guy" reputation, in the world,
since the #**%&^$* last government is there ! !
. . .And it's very sad !

Blue skies.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:24 PM
no more good guy. i'm pretty sure Canada just hit her mid teens and went up a few bra sizes, and after listing her skirt all these years for the USA, is going to be stumbling all over the world with her panties down now like a drunken school girl.

i know she's gonna get knocked up *tolls eyes*

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:27 PM
reply to post by C-JEAN

I agree, our 'peacekeeping' reputation is dead now thanks to charging into Afghanistan. We have a proud history of fighting only when we had to and taking names when we did.

Another person above said that our gov't doesnt know or is being manipulated and i couldn't disagree more. TPTB have been involved in Canadian politics before the current administration, before Mulrooney, probably before Diefenbaker (read about the Avro Arrow). Were as neck deep in it as anyone else. at least here(at least in rural Canada) there's lots of land, wildlife and fresh water so when SHTF I'll have a better chance than I would in an urban area of a smaller country.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 05:42 PM
reply to post by loagun

I think I can sum it up in two words...

Natural Resources.

Money = Power. Canada has, for the most part, larger quantities of more types of resources than entire regions of the world.

In a very real sense we may be the national equivalent of a second 'buy in' at the big political poker game.

When all else fails, Canada can be exploited.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 05:51 PM
Change your homepage.

Problem solved.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:09 PM
We have to justify the Billions spent on creating the police state.
The elite like it here.
Canada is one of the nicest, most stable, and safest places on earth.
They didn't screw up our banks so they can do the money thing safely.
They are dropping our currency compared to the bankers currency of gold and SDRs
so they can buy the place up Cheap
While the peeps lose the value of the land, their savings, and their pensions, etc
We have excelent heath care if you are in the clique
etc etc etc

All the things the rich old buggers and buggerettes are looking for in a place while the SHTF,

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:20 PM
reply to post by Aeons

Perhaps I misrepresented the statement about my home page:

My default homepage is one that I designed to provide myself with at-a-glance, real-time headlines (full story via hyper-links) concerning world events from the perspective of regional news agencies, reporting both domestically and globally on said events, in an effort to get multiple views on the same story in one consolidated source.

I put alot of time into the development of my personal newspaper, why would I want to discard it and settle for someone else's one sided version of world events?

If you really want to see the differences on how the news is reported worldwide (and more importantly, what is reported) you need to compare different sources side by side.

If nothing else, I can always get a good laugh over what stories are being ignored by the US MSM for the sake of another story about Lindsay being caught doing something stupid, again.

posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by [davinci]

I do about the same thing.

There has always been violence in Canada. Reporting on it may new.

Partially this is the older and numerous generation becoming old. Everything starts to scare them, particularly younger people. Seeing it in the news confirms what they already think - things are going to hell in a hand basket. Just like their grandparents, and gr-greatgrandparents, gr-gr-grandparents all thought when they started to get old too.

A little slapping your wife around didn't used to be news - it was Saturday night.
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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:30 PM

Originally posted by [davinci]
My question to other Canadians however is this: Has anyone else noticed that over the course of this year (especially the last six months) Canadian MSM sources have gradually shifted towards the violent?

I've noticed the uptick as well. Much more important news to Canadians is being shoved aside for the sensational stories of knifings in Toronto, gangland shotemups in Vancouver or home invasions in Brampton.

The most of our PM we've seen lately is him crooning a Lennon tune at a neocon gala.

I do not believe that there is an upswing in violent behavior in this country, I do however think that the MSM is trying to portray that there is.

You'd be right. Crime is falling in Canada and yet, watching the evening news, you'd think it might be best to build a moat around your house and guard the gate with the trusty Lee Enfield aimed down the front walk.

The thing is, though... how will the Conservatives ever sell those new super prisons to the public if the MSM isn't prompted to scare them half out of their collective wits?
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