In response to a growing number of allegations that mainstream media outlets are biased, experts say it’s important for Canadians to listen and see the stories and issues being reported on in a balanced manner.
“I think a lot of people are concerned about the influence that they have in the way things are reported,” said CBC News vice-president of public affairs Janice Bouchard.
“If you’re concerned about what’s happening on the news and you want to know what the truth is, you need to listen to the reporting.”
The CBC’s new “Truth on the News” show will begin airing on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
Listen to the full interview with Janice here.
CBC News: What’s the problem?
A large portion of the complaints made against mainstream media sources involve their use of “fake news.”
In a recent poll, one in three respondents said they were a frequent or daily reader of mainstream media.
(CBC News)”There’s no question that there’s an issue,” said Bouchart.
“We have heard from a number of people who are concerned that their journalism has been influenced by the way that certain outlets are reporting.”
She added that there are multiple ways to respond: “The first is to look at the source and what their sources are.
And secondly, to try to get to the bottom of it.”
CBC News asked Canadians what they thought the best way to respond is to “listen and see” what’s being reported, while also asking readers to share their stories on social media.
We asked Canadians to share some of their responses to the CBC’s interview with CBC News reporter Janice Barreca.
Here’s what they said: “I’m worried that they’re trying to use the ‘new’ word and are trying to claim that they know what’s going on.”
“I’ve been doing this for years, and I’ve always been very suspicious of mainstream outlets and what they are doing and what it’s trying to say.”
“They’re trying desperately to get away with it.
I’ve seen the reports that I’ve read. “
But I’ve also seen the reporting that I’m hearing.
I’ve seen the reports that I’ve read.
I’m concerned about that.”
“So I’m listening and I’m seeing what’s coming out of those outlets, and there’s a lot that I don’t understand.”
“You should be skeptical about what they’re reporting.”
“When they’re using a ‘fake’ word to say something, that’s a very big problem, right?”
“I don’t know what they mean by it. I don