The right-leaning Globe and Mail just published an article: Free-trade deal with EU could cost thousands of Canadian factory jobs.
This is not really news, as many people have been sounding the alarm.
But what I found interesting was that while the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, provided statistics to validate their claim, the Globe felt it necessary to add the disclaimer: "The centre is a left-leaning think tank."
What the hell?
Do we then just dismiss the story as being left-leaning and without merit? This is balanced reporting?
The media quotes the Fraser Institute, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the Manning Centre for Democracy all the time, and never refer to them as 'right-leaning think tanks'.
This is inexcusable. But then so is the Globe and Mail calling themselves a real newspaper.