Our condolences, York

 

Dear York University students,

It has come to our attention that Brittany Smyth, president of our student’s association here at Carleton, was sighted on your Keele campus.

Though her job description is to represent us as a student body, we did not send her to York on our behalf. It was as much of a surprise to us that she was there as it probably was to you.

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Voicebox

 

Hey, this message goes out to my roommate, or I guess you call it suitemate. Get it? Roomie? Suitey? Haha. This goes out to my suitey, Alex. She’s having a hard time with all her essays right now. So I just wanna say, yo you’re the best. BRAP. Best roomie ever. Peace and love. Bye.

BLEEP!

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RE: “Levelling with real journalism,” March 19-25, 2009

 

RE: “Levelling with real journalism,” March 19-25, 2009

We live in an era where "journalism" means concentrated corporate media with a business agenda and a stark priority: If it bleeds it leads.

So when the author of last week’s opinion piece denounced The Leveller because it’s not "real journalism" it makes you wonder. Has she ever read The Sun, or the National Post, or the new free Hollywood dailies like Metro?

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A levelled debate: biased paper has its place

 

RE: “Levelling with real journalism,” March 19-25, 2009

Where does the idea that journalism’s byline should be “Fair and Balanced” come from? We, as an audience, are meant to believe that journalism lives in a world without bias, where the “news” can come from an objective source that presents only facts. “We Report, You Decide,” the saying goes. But biases are like brains, we all have one. To quote Stephen Colbert, even “reality has a well known (liberal) bias.”

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