Donald Gutstein, a senior lecturer in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, writes a regular media column for The Tyee.
Stories by Donald Gutstein
They're two 'upstarts,' equally popular with their base. But you wouldn't know it from Canadian media.
Walter Berns inspired a generation of Alberta conservatives.
An excerpt from Donald Gutstein's new book 'Harperism.'
Resource industry success benefit us all, Resource Works says. Some more than others, I say.
Political ideas he champions in column are standard neoliberal fare.
Tory explanations don't add up, so here are three possible reasons.
Gutstein vs. Kershaw on who's squeezing the under-45s.
Want to please a one per center? Blame the Boomers for 'generational theft.'
'Economic freedom' is right’s buzz phrase for why steep inequality is no problem.
Most studies show scant link between student achievement and financial rewards for instructors.
Most corporate news outlets buttressed Harper's drive for a majority. But has the game changed?
The case of the Macdonald Laurier Institute, key accomplice to Tories in their assaults on truth.
There's reason to think so. Start with his 'heroes' Bill Bennett, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
Check off another box on the Fraser Institute's libertarian to-do list.
A close read reveals shrewd propaganda designed to expand Harper's immigrant base. There's a lot of war and no medicare.
The fight pitting Big Media against Big Cable is nasty, and instructive.
Pretend to speak for poor Africans, lie about true causes of disease. That's how you get the news media to love a lethal pesticide.
Start with big oil companies, and the money and connections flow.
Right-wing guru urges melding religion and money making.
How to turn a legal, logical, 'leftish' coalition into a hysterical 'crisis.'
Grit Leader done in by the media? You read it first in The Tyee.
CanWest, CTV play along as Tories label Dion.
Committee's long-awaited report shrugs at CanWest, targets CBC.
The people out to 'poison the debate on climate change.'
Harper's aim given scant scrutiny by media giants.
The bias, the blank spots and the damage.
Close advisers schooled in 'the noble lie' and 'regime change.'
Mixed messages from reporters and editorial board rooms.
Canwest publisher wrings hands over loss of Telus ads.
Union sources get short shrift by BC's paper of record.
Canadian Paul Jay's drive to create Independent World Television.
Unlike the dubious 'strike vote' story, a report bad for Libs lay buried until after election day.
The Sun’s opinions editor has his sources, way to the right.
The 'logical problem' lies with my attacker.
CanWest's television talk show. Fair? Balanced? You decide.
Sun treatment of the last two NDP budgets and the current Liberal effort was vastly different, despite some similar numbers.
How the Fraser Institute’s U.S.-inspired CanStats targets the media and distorts science reporting.
What's it like to live in Canada's media concentration capital? Just fine, a senate committee has already been told. They'll hear other views next week.
And other concerns as B.C.'s paper of record 'converges' its news.
The Vancouver Sun's Don Cayo's first heart attack was treated in Florida and he trashed the care he might have received here. Now he's changed his tune.
Its 'report cards' in The Province are divisive propaganda -- and more about helping privatizers than the poor.
The idea's roots reach deep into U.S. Christian and libertarian politics.