Here in New Brunswick there's been quite a controversy (at least in my mind) about how our dailies (now owned by PostMedia) could essentially buy a cover for a printed newspaper for messaging. This "cover" is the first thing you see before actually finding the real first page of the paper. Our provincial government has used this several times to send unnuanced messages to readers with something that looks like the first page of a newspaper, I think it's also been done by other groups. While the authorship is typically disclosed I'm very leery of it and I think there is a connection to this practice and what you write about in this post.

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