05.26.2019 07:24 PM

Doublethink by the barrel

9 Comments

  1. Joseph says:

    I’ve been hearing this a lot lately.
    Will it be an acceptable platform plank in the next election to end it?

  2. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    You have a point. But when someone is drowning, they will grab any hand that offers rescue.

  3. RKJ says:

    Perhaps this $650 M federal liberal fund should be called the “Toronto Star rescue” package. I note this fawning liberal supporting paper is bleeding cash and has a collapsing stock price.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:

      If they are smart, the 2nd panel will be politically neutral: some dough for The Star, The Rebel, etc.

      • RKJ says:

        Well written left of centre political opinions are valuable. Sometimes, this perspective even advances government policy decisions. Nonetheless, The Star is not worthy of bearing the standard for these political perspectives. The Star will turn on a dime with its own opinions whenever a liberal government of the day makes a policy change.

        This represents the real danger of federal government funds going to supposedly protect the Canadian media. The decisions about who gets how much and why cannot be neutral and those in the media who accept the funds will be tainted as well.

  4. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    I’ve noticed some people have trouble grasping the subtle nuances of going ahead, so for those folks:

    Media = Print and/or Digital;
    Media = Journalists;
    Print or Digital Media = Often Unionized;
    Unions at Media = Members;
    Unions at Media = Represent Members;
    Unions on Panel = Looking Out for Members.

    Hope this helps!

  5. J.H. says:

    I am somewhat encouraged that some of the most talented folks in the media are against the bail-out and have spoken against it and against their own union and Jerry Dias’s actions. Not all though, the rats of the industry will always be rats.

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