Musings —07.19.2011 04:35 AM—
Politicians and Joe and Jane Frontporch know this already, but it amazes me how often some media bigwigs still don’t. The media, to most of us, are simply big companies owned by other big companies. Like all big companies, they have biases aplenty.
So, when I penned a media column for the National Post, I was told I was not permitted to write anything positive about the CBC or the Toronto Star. If I even quoted someone saying something remotely positive, it would end up on the Post’s newsroom floor.
(At the Sun, in case you are wondering, I have never been, (a) told what to write, or, (b) censored in any way —despite the fact that, as the resident Bolshevik, I periodically drive Brian Lilley, Mark Bonokoski and John Snobelen bonkers. Which upsets me a great deal, as you can imagine).