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- 1 National Post and "Color coding minorities in Iran"
- 2 Wording?
- 3 Salacious article on GG?
- 4 Removed Contribution
- 5 CanWest Computers editing this Page
- 6 Google blurb needs fixing
- 7 Is Post closing???
- 8 Monday edition
- 9 Sued
- 10 Out of date
- 11 criticism
- 12 Canada Post. Mail has been going through the system without being post marked.
National Post and "Color coding minorities in Iran"
The news is notable as produced huge amount of reactions. After just one day you can find numerous links in google . There is also no controversy as such law never passed or even discussed in Iran. It was simply a lie made by Amir Taheri and distributed by National Post. This is a very unprofessional act in the history of this canadian media. --Mitso Bel18:26, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, and personally I think that The National Post will have to answer for the damage they have done. However, misspelled, non-neutral claims do not belong in Wikipedia. I guarantee that someone will edit this straight out again. I would rather not get in an edit war about this; can we leave it as a link to the main article about the 2006 sumptuary law?
-- Neil K
Agreed, but words like "fake" and "unprofessional" are NPOV. Best to describe situation in as simple and non-inflammatory language as possible and to link to main article for details.JFD 18:50, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
It's also not really in tune with the rest of the article. Up until that point, things make sense. If there was at least a header or something like "Notable Events", it might fit. As it stands, it's just been dropped in. Obviously, it has it's own article and a link should suffice. TrooperScoop 22:17, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Wouldn't it be beneficial for wikipedia readers to know that "Asper was above anything else an unabashed Zionist and a proud Jew" (according to CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/viewpoint/vp_zolf/20031007.html)? This information might help to better understand the probable origin of this error. Is such reference to a government owned Canadian media corporation acceptable at Wikipedia? Jhnppv 22:39, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
I have a conflict of interest that makes it impossible for me to edit the main article, and that should be borne in mind by readers of my comments. But I would like to suggest that the "Controversies" section as it stands is extremely anomalous. Just for starters, whatever your private opinion of the Post, you'd have to be as thick as a plank to imagine that the sumptuary-law controversy was the only major one in the history of the newspaper. Furthermore, the entries for other Canadian newspapers of similar importance lack lists of their own controversies and embarrassments--though, rest assured, they have taken place. At the very most the issue should be handled with a short sentence directing the reader to the obsessively detailed separate entry on the Taheri problem. My personal view is that even this would be rather hard on the Post when like entries on the Globe and the Star are compared--and doubly so given the attention paid elsewhere in the entry to those who view the paper as a "mouthpiece for Israel", which itself borders on an NPOV issue. I suppose it would be asking too much to expect some concrete evidence that "Much of the newspaper's small advertising revenue appears to be contributed by synagogues and Jewish family announcements." On the whole, as it stands, this entry does very little credit to Wikipedia. --Cosh 07:12, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I've taken the liberty to remove most of the weasel NPOV that appeared since the last revert (i.e. late August 2006). Kelvinc 10:47, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm a bit uncomfortable with this passage: "which pointed out errors of fact, evidence of entrenched left-wing bias, and in particular bias against Israel at the public broadcaster." Sounds POVish. I'd like to replace it with "which pointed out errors of fact and perceived evidence of entrenched left-wing and anti-Israeli bias at the public broadcaster." Thoughts? Blotto adrift 20:41, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
- Changes made Blotto adrift 19:40, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Salacious article on GG?
It's been a few years since I lived in Canada, so I may have missed the "salacious article" re the Governor General by the unnamed NP gossip columnist. Can anyone enlighten me? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Isoruku (talk • contribs) 21:40, 6 March 2007 (UTC).
Someone removed my contribution to the National Post article which is both factual and supported by news articles. I have reintroduced it under the heading National Post today. Andy--22.214.171.124 19:41, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
CanWest Computers editing this Page
Wikiscanner has identified user 126.96.36.199 as coming from a CanWest computer. This is a violation of Wikipedia policy. Wanzhen 18:31, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Hundreds of Wikiepdia edits orgiginate from CanWest computers. See... http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/f.php?ip1=188.8.131.52-255&ip2=184.108.40.206-255&ip3=220.127.116.11-255 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wanzhen (talk • contribs) 18:33, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
- To whom it may concern: WP:COI states that it is not against Wikipedia policy for those with possible conflict of interests to edit related articles on Wikipedia, although it is strongly discouraged. For example, Colby Cosh has set an excellent example where he does not edit articles related to his work, but expresses opinions on their talk pages.
- Also, there is no problem with editing anything without a COI, so many of the articles listed in the above link would not be a problem. Kelvinc 05:24, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Google blurb needs fixing
I Googled "National Post" because it was cited in a Saturn ad, and I wanted to see if it was a real newspaper since I hadn't heard of it (and frankly, to a non-Canadian, "National Post" sounded made up). The blurb under the heading for this article in the list of search results starts "The National Post is a pro-Israeli Canadian English-language national newspaper based in..." (bold style added for emphasis), which seems to be a relic of some previous vandalism. The article seems to have been fixed, but apparently Google is using an old (vandalized?) version as a reference, so everyone who Googles it sees the "pro-Israeli" nonsense. Anyone know how to fix that? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:58, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Is Post closing???
This story is on 680 News. I am not sure where/if it should be in this article: The current link is: http://www.680news.com/news/headlines/more.jsp?content=20091029_134542_8432
TORONTO - Bloomberg reports that the National Post will likely be forced to close as early as Friday if it isn't transferred to a different holding company, according to a Canwest court filing. The closure would affect more than 200 employees. The court filing said the paper has never generated a profit and continues to suffer significant losses, more than $60-million in fact over the last four years. Canwest is currently in bankruptcy protection and wants to shift the paper to a unit called Canwest Limited Partnership. There will be a crucial court hearing on the matter, Friday. BashBrannigan (talk) 19:12, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
For the record, the Post only suspended the Monday edition for a couple months in the summer of 09. I don't believe this is notable enough to include, I'm only mentioning it because an editor had mistakenly edited that the Post no longer published on Monday. BashBrannigan (talk) 05:21, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
http://www.desmogblog.com/climate-scientist-sues-national-post and  William M. Connolley (talk) 08:11, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Out of date
I've removed the paragraph below because (a) the Aspers no longer have anything to do with the company, and the closure rumours have ceased at least until an IPO of Postmedia; and (b) the amount of money the paper is losing is less now -- $9.3M vs. $15M. I've noted that in the text.
The Post continues to lose money – financial analysts estimate annual losses at about $15 million – and rumours persist that the Aspers will close down the Post due to its lack of profitability. Others believe, however, that the Aspers will keep the newspaper going in order to have a political voice in Canada, notably on issues such as Israel. The Post today operates under the editorial direction of David Asper. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:52, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Why does the article say this: "Today the Post has to some extent abandoned this ideology that gave the Post a distinct voice and loyal readership. Many of its rival papers, meanwhile, have copied its unique design and layout features." No evidence of either of these claims, nor of the 'distinct voice and loyal readership' bit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:06, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
Canada Post. Mail has been going through the system without being post marked.
I have recently received two pieces of mail that had no postal mark, which usually is stamped so that people cannot reuse the stamps, I am going to reuse the two stamps that I received unstamped. Why not! We keep hearing that Canada Post is loosing money, gee I wonder why? I went into CP outlet today and was told that was not right and that I definitely could reuse the stamps as they were not post marked. So I save the cost of two stamps! If I have received two pieces of mail, how many others are getting through the system? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:16, 24 October 2013 (UTC)