Musings —10.18.2010 08:20 AM—
After word got out, yesterday, that I had become a freelance Sun columnist and prospective Sun TV pundit, there was much gnashing of garments and rending of teeth on both sides of the spectrum. The right-wingers, committed free-speechers all, were enraged that a dissenting voice was being permitted a platform in a conservative paper. And the lefties were apoplectic that I (or anyone) would pay the Sun chain any heed.
I thought this editorial, in the Calgary Sun, should therefore be read by both sides. In it, my hometown Sun heartily endorses the lefty mayoralty candidate over the two right-wing ones. Perhaps it’s time to re-examine your biases, Righties and Lefties.
To wit: when media gets predictable, and represents only one side of the argument (cf. National Post), they don’t grow. And then they start to lose their audience.