What follows in a small extract from a much larger essay. The essay as a whole is exactly right, but I'm not sure what was meant by the following sentence.
"The Canadian media's failure to criticize Taser International on these matters effectively is a reflection of Canada's underdeveloped public sphere." By Am Johal, rabble, available on [LINK]
Overall, the Canadian media have done an outstanding job with the taser issue over the past year or more. Like almost everyone, they didn't really get started until Mr. Dziekanski was killed in late-2007 (along with several other taser-"associated" deaths in quick succession during the same late-2007 time frame).
CBC / RC have done some very hard hitting and in-depth investigations, supported by reputable and highly competent scientists.
And the Canadian newspapers are all on side now. Editorials have a general tone that are all pretty much aligned with the new, virtually unified, Canadian view of the taser issue.
I give all of them good grades for their recent coverage of the taser issue. Especially the CBC / RC group that has broken so many important stories on the subject.
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