Using an agenda-driving technique almost identical to its reporting today on the New Hampshire Primaries [documented here], in which even though it’s about both Republicans and Democrats, they choose only to “BOOST OBAMA” (literally), their coverage today of a lone U.S. economist suggesting that in his opinion, the U.S. is in a recession, is met with a banner telling us that, well, it just plain IS. There is no doubt in the minds of the ever-so hopeful state-run CBC, apparently!
Even when they later get a different side of the story—an expert who says in effect, no, no, no, it isn’t in recession at all, the banner implying a recession remains in place.
They start out by informing us, with that God-awful scare banner, that there is, in fact, a recession. This is based on the opinion of one person in the United States. It’s therefore not a “so-called” recession—you know, the way they describe the war on terror as “the so-called war on terror”? No no, it’s a recession, period. Not a “so-called” one. Got it?
Then, even when they’re about to introduce an expert who they KNOW is going to tell us that it’s NOT in recession (they told us!), their banner remains as if it’s still a question. It’s “recession talk”. Not “there’s no talk of recession, don’t worry”.
Here’s the expert who says there is not a recession happening. Apparently the CBC doesn’t want to believe him, or at least questions him with a big old question mark.
Afterwards, although it’s no longer a statement of fact (darn the luck, huh CBC?!) it remains a scary question, even when speaking to the socialist network’s business expert who must have heard their earlier report (he doesn’t mention it in this report).
In later segments (for example, in their 11:30 PT business segment), they continued to quote the one economist in the U.S. who cried “recession”, but failed to quote the man who said there wasn’t a recession. So they report what they decide to report rather than telling you all the news—news which even they earlier uncovered (much to their apparent chagrin).
In other words, they failed utterly as a reliable source of news.
The 11:30 AM PT segment still portends (…hopes for?… puts it out there… questions it, despite what they know…) a recession in the U.S.