Has the agent provocateur met his/her match?

Interesting little video showing Canadian (probable) undercover police agents trying to stir up violence at a protest. The undercover agents are the ones with the rocks in their hands, and the masks on their faces. This has happened before, certainly, but with video camaras being just about everywhere, and anyone being able to post on youtube, it will be caught on tape more and more often.

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Has the agent provocateur met his/her match?

Canadian Healthcare not in the media? Web 2.0 to the rescue!

As a follow-up to my post about the delusion, seemingly common among many Americans, that America has the best health care in the world, it seems appropriate to link to an interesting article over at the Nieman Center, noting the lack of in-depth coverage of the Canadian health care system in US media.  But there’s all kinds of opportunities for the New York Times to cover this, after all they have Canadian employees in their Totronto bureau.  They could just ask them.

To be sure, there is mention of the Canadian system often enough, but it’s a particular kind of superficial coverage that rarely mentions certain facts, for example, Most Canadians are in fact, in survey after survey, rather happy with their health care system.

(The article at the Nieman center is also one of those great headlines as a question that we have seen before… Note that asking good questions is something the Nieman Watchdog has a knack for doing.)

So what do Canadians think about their healthcare?  Why isn’t that information easy to come by in US newspapers? How will the problems with the American healthcare system best be exposed? All answered below the fold….

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Canadian Healthcare not in the media? Web 2.0 to the rescue!