New York Times Reports Different Canadian Election

By October 15, 2008General, Media Relations

Funny little item from Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online, comparing the coverage of yesterday’s Canadian parliamentary:

NYT: Canada’s Conservatives Miss Goal of a Legislative Majority

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s gamble that forcing the country into its third election in four years would give him firm control over Parliament failed on Tuesday.

 —And here’s how everyone else reported the story:

 Reuters: Canada’s Conservatives win with bolstered minority

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won reelection with a significantly stronger minority government and called on Wednesday for unity in staring down global financial turbulence.

Etc. To the Times, the class of LaBatt’s is always half empty.

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