Reporting Monsef's Story Without Context is Irresponsible Journalism
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Reporting Monsef’s Story Without Context is Irresponsible Journalism

BREAKING: The Globe and Mail learns that refugee claimants fleeing from conflict zones have more complicated histories than those who have settled in one peaceful state for centuries.

Last week, the Globe reported that the Peterborough Member of Parliament, Maryam Monsef, was born in Iran, not  Afghanistan like  her mother led her to believe. This was promoted by some outlets as a sort of earth-shattering revelation, with undertones that maybe, just maybe, she knew about it all along and chose to say nothing for political gain. But the Globe’s report has a lot less of an impact on Monsef’s so-called “political narrative” than the tone of the coverage would lead you to believe.

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