Media Continues to Manipulate the Public. Forget about Democracy! Ottawa Citizen censors a candidates' run for the office.
Forget about Democracy! We do not have to Vote because “Ottawa Citizen” paper does it for us. Ottawa Citizen censors a candidates' run for the office.
Any election poll results depend on and are very close related to the way media has portrayed all candidates. Therefore, the media cannot depend on polls, because polls results follow media. If the voter never heard about a candidate and his/her platform, how this voter cast a vote for this candidate?
Hence, only the media are in charge of the poll results.
Bellow is an email from popular OTTAWA CITIZEN columnist Ken Gray.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gray, Kenneth (ott)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Piotr Anweiler'" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Gray, Kenneth (ott)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: Question to you from Ottawa Mayoral Candidate 2006 election
> Mr. Anweiler:
> My column dealt with the major contenders for mayor. I'm sorry but it is unlikely your candidacy, as well as the others you mentioned, will be major factors in the race's outcome. Thus you were omitted.
> Thank you for your interest.
> Ken Gray
> > > > ----------
> > From: Piotr Anweiler
> > Reply To: Piotr Anweiler
> > Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 12:23 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Question to you from Ottawa Mayoral Candidate 2006 election
> > Mr. Gray
> > After reading your article from yesterday, Saturday August 25, 2006
regarding the election, I am surprised that you did not mentioned the 3 other candidates running for Mayor. I am the one of them.
> > You wrote about Mr. Kilrea and that he has never held a major political office before and about Mr. O'Brien, who doesn't have any platform yet and is unknown by the most of the people on Elgin St.
> > According to you:
> > "Depending on how the media gets behind this campaign, Ottawa could see as much as a 50-60 per-cent turnout".
> > I agree with you and also I agree with Mark Twain, who said:
> > "If you don't read the paper you are uniformed, if you read the paper you> > are misinformed".
> > This is exactly the case, where media continues to mislead the public by not showing them the other options they have.
> > The media, especially the Ottawa Citizen, a few times have already stated, that there are only 3 runners, which is not the truth!
> > The Ottawa Citizen as a daily paper and its columnists would not have credibility if continue to play with readers.
> > Because Citizen journalists do not perform a reliable job by showing the public other candidates' opinions, the public is not informed with all available options that they have.
> > This is unfair and a biased game with taxpayers by denying and influencing votes.
> > Since the beginning of June, I have sent all my Press Releases to many columnists employed by the Ottawa Citizen and to main email box.
> > As a result of their ignorance, I am left without the opportunity to present to the public my opinions, my ideas, my solutions, and my vision for Ottawans.
> > Can you please explain to me why it is this happens in a democratic society, where I had thought it was the responsibility of the media and its journalists to report the facts and all options available to its readership and the general public at large?
> > I firmly believe that this was a "duty" of any media outlet to "inform" and not withhold information which by doing so influences the outcome of the publics conceptions on any given matter.
> > Many times the media has asked for new faces, new ideas, someone with the business background. Here I am; 29 of May 2006 I filed papers to register as a candidate for Mayor of the City of Ottawa and what?
> > I work very hard on my platform, do research, spend money and most of my time on it, and the media ignores me.
> > What kind of the game is it?
> > Being an anonymous John Doe, I would not have a chance to present my ideas, vision, and other possibilities Ottawans could have. I want our city better.
> > So, as a Mayoral candidate, I assumed and thought it would be easier for me to open public's eyes. Though, I see it now, that my own eyes were not open enough.
> > Please do not take it personally, but I do not understand something here.
> > I direct this question to you, because you were the one of the journalists who did not even mention about the other candidates for mayor.
> > If you do not know where to find my platform, here it is:
> > http://www.anweiler.ca/ and here is my last blog:
> > http://prt-ottawa.blogspot.com/