magazine has been reprimanded by the Quebec Press Council for a controversial cover last year that featured beloved Bonhomme, the Carnaval snowman.
As discussed in my blog post last week, magazines like Maclean’s
and Toronto Life
appear to be held to a higher, or shall we say different standard by the journalistic community, than a highly profitable and well-read alternative publication like NOW
Compare and contrast the Maclean’s
cover to the NOW
One cover features a human being, the other a cartoon.
One cover suggests an “evil plot”, the other points to history.
One is formally slapped, the other laughs all the way to the bank to cash checks from sex-trade ads.
offered an apology, while NOW
offered no apology and further exploited the controversey on its web site.