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The Montreal Gazette triumphantly published on last Saturday’s front page it’s Vision of New Québec based on leaked chapters of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission.

“Learn more English. Be nicer to Muslims. Get better informed.” was the headline addressed directly at “French Canadians”.

The Montreal Gazette, for those who don’t know, is part of the Canwest Publishing Group, accused by the National Council on Canada Arab Relations of “a pattern of anti -Arab and Muslim bias that permeates editorials, columns and news reports” and reprimanded by no less than David Schlesinger, the global managing editor of Reuters News Service for altering wire stories about Palestinian in 2004 to portray them as anti-Israel terrorists.

What was that you said? Be nice to muslims?

Written by angryfrenchguy

May 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm

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  1. I’ll grant you that the be nice to muslims sentiment is ironic coming from canwest, given that some of its papers, the national post in particular seem to have a pretty disturbing anti-muslim, pro-zionist bias.

    I haven’t seen that much from the gazette though.


    May 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm

  2. You can find all you need to know about Reuters’ ‘objective’ reporting on Middle East here:


    May 23, 2008 at 4:36 am

  3. The Gazette over egged the pudding with its sensationalist treatment of the BT report. It is a journalistic black eye . They blew their scoop. It is also interesting to see the sovereignist overreaction to the Gazette’s errors. They literally went ballistic, took huge offense, demanded instant publication of the report days before its intended release, put on the usual indignation/humiliation shtick. Looks like the’re running out of trees to bark up.


    May 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm

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