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 Post subject: Who to believe!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:47 pm 
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Jan. 24 <p>Globe and Mail - Toronto
main hed:
PM to Bush: Hold off on war
subhed:
Canada will break with U.S. if it hits Hussein without mandate from UN
lede:
Prime Minister Jean Chretien says the United States has not yet made the case for war with Iraq, and that he has told U.S. President George W. Bush that Canada does not want the United States to attack without a UN mandate.
Toronto Star
main hed:
Chretien supports U.S. push for war
subheds:
Another U.N. resolution not needed: PM
Door opening to joining U.S.-led military action
lede:
Prime Minister Jean Chretien took Canada a step closer to war yesterday, raising the prospect of joining the U.S. and Britain in an attack on Iraq if there is evidence President Saddan Hussein has defied the United Nations.


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 Post subject: Re: Who to believe!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:58 pm 
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The National Post chose not to give it play on the front page and did a page 3 story on Chretien's mixed message. In this instance, they got it right. (Normally, I don't give the Post much regard.)
Then the Post bettered everyone still by following up Saturday with a piece on how confused Canada's foreign policy is under Chretien and ran an illustation showing all three papers from the previous day.
Neither the Globe nor the Star were right but neither were they wrong. They both chose to focus on a quote to their liking. Unfortunately on that day the prime minister, who speaks with a notable droop on one side of his lip, was speaking from both sides of his mouth.
The Star and the Globe oversimplified their stories causing great confusion.


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