Northern Life downplays public support for #IdleNoMore

Jan 4, 2013

Northern Life downplays public support for #IdleNoMore

 

I just opened my January 1st Northern Life to this "graph". As you can see, the percentages are what you'd expect from a newspaper poll: 38% for, 56% against, and 6% undecided about Idle No More. The graph beside it shows 14%, 72 %, and 14% respectively. When I called the editor, he said that he would not republish it correctly because the graph was just supposed to be a "representation" of the votes and the percentages were correct. I told him the bar for 38% yes should not be the same size as the bar for 6% undecided in any representation. He maintained his position. At a glance, the truth is greatly misrepresented.  This clearly portrays a lack of journalistic integrity.  Since this is not a mistake and they do not intend to fix it, I encourage readers to share this on their social media.