All the news that's fit to approve
Whether it's due to threats by the Taliban or fears of a negative story mid-campaign, reporters embedded with the Canadian Forces at the Kandahar Air Field have been told it's going to be much harder for them to do stories while the federal election campaign's going on in Canada.
Unlike the situation before the election call, all media requests in Kandahar seeking access to do embed stories will now have to have them approved by National Defence headquarters in Ottawa — at least until the day after voting day.
As a result, CBC's already been forced to cancel at least one story it had been working on.
What's that phrase about the first casualty of war?
— Paul Hunter
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- Just a Small Detail
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