In descriptions of migrants, the Canadian media has been happy to play judge and jury

Posted
July 11, 2018
Article Source
Toronto Star

From an opinion piece in the Toronto Star: In most cases, journalists are careful about language.

When a case appears to be headed toward a guilty verdict, we still used “alleged." It is both irresponsible and premature to convict someone before a court has had the chance to decide the case.

However, when it comes to migration, we've been more than happy to play judge and jury.

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