Below is an email sent from CBC Radio Ottawa to community associations all over the area. The bias is quite clear when you read the sections I have bolded below.
I’m an associate producer with the CBC here in Ottawa.
We are doing some research in anticipation of a possible federal election this fall.
The reason I am contacting community organizations is to find people with real life issues and stories that may be directly affected by whatever changes occur after a federal election.
To give you an example: if you know of someone in your neighbourhood or community who is struggling to find work, who is living off employment insurance or someone who didn’t qualify under the existing rules. Maybe you have a friend or relative who is dealing with legal issues and wanting or needing something to change under federal law. Perhaps you know of someone who is trying to bring family members into Canada from their home country and having trouble making their way through the refugee and immigration system. Or maybe you know of someone who is hoping to make a new life here but is running into obstacles such as having credentials recognized by Canadian institutions.
There are often stories like these that happen in our very own neighbourhoods.
We are interested in hearing these stories – maybe it’s even something that you yourself are dealing with, living through right now…
If so, please reply to this email and tell me about it.
We are striving to make election coverage about more than polls and percentages.
Community-minded people like you can help us do that.
I look forward to speaking (or emailing) with you!
CBC Radio Ottawa
In every one of the sections bolded above, the request is for issues that are currently negative but might be discussion points or election issues. The implicit but clear point is that they are looking for situations that are negative under the current (Conservative) government. No where does it ask for issues that are currently positive and might be in jeopardy should the current (Conservative) government fall.
Some may say this is inadvertent, but I think the bias is pretty clear.