Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Glacier » Nov 21st, 2018, 4:48 pm

Trudeau has just nationalized journalism. The panel who will select who gets money based on “journalistic standards” will be set by him in both accounts, no doubt. Any journalist that takes this money will no longer be independent. Thus dies journalism. Anyone who strays out of line from the Official Story gets no money.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federa ... alism.html
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Gone_Fishin » Nov 21st, 2018, 6:26 pm

Ecclesiastes 10:2 "A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left."
Get a high school drama teacher to run a country, and what do you get? High school drama.

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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Queen K » Nov 21st, 2018, 6:29 pm

The death of journalism is a worrying trend across the globe.

Witness Trumps repeated attacks on journalists.
Witness the death of several journalists lately, and very public outcries.
Witness how being a journalist is a dangerous job at the best of times.

And now the use of funding, being more covert and sly, but nevertheless, dangerous to the loss of the truth. Or what is passing as a truth these days.
Here I thought there was nothing lower than a snakes belly in a rut in a ditch. I was wrong. Cash: Your last form of privacy. Use it or lose it.

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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Veovis » Nov 21st, 2018, 6:44 pm

Doesn't sound promising. OR should we have faith much like the dredging of personal banking information. It occurs to me that I recall this government being very clear that boutique tax credits were a very very bad things and yet here is a form of that for the purpose of eroding free speech into funded speech....as long as it is the "right" speech.

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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Nov 21st, 2018, 6:48 pm

In other words, he is hell bent on suppressing free speech. Especially when it comes to negative views of himself.

What an :cuss: . Can't get rid of him fast enough.
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Catsumi » Nov 21st, 2018, 8:02 pm

Pretty much a done deal here in Canada as we are totally prepped to live under Big Brother's thumb.

They have spent us and our kids out of a financially healthy future. We need to be taxed unto death to service just the interest on an eye popping national debt.

They have eyes and fingers prying deeper into our private lives by insinuating themselves into our private banking transactions. Who now has not had their eyes opened that this is Not a benign gov't?

They have ensured our Canadian identity and borders are permeable and subject to sudden and unwanted change.

They have diddled with the laws to the point that criminals are favored over victims.

They have created other laws to "protect" the favored thereby creating distinctions and divisions.

The last step is to ensure that we read ONLY what they deem appropriate.

Seems time is about ripe for the ankle chains to be snapped shut.
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Omnitheo » Nov 21st, 2018, 9:49 pm

Whole lot of conspiracy stuff going on in here.

Since the rise of the internet, many news companies have struggled or gone under. The government is offering to help. This hopefully discourages news companies from resorting to ever more desperate and sensationalized news in order to make a profit, as we’ve seen happen in the UN and with some fringe news companies in Canada.

In no way is this nationalization. Unless you wanted to say that the oil companies in Canada are nationalized because they receive some government aid.

As for companies like “The Rebel” who most certainly do not meet journalistic standards, they could either clean up their game, or just continue to get their funding through the goodwill of gullible paranoid viewers as they have been for years. Or be like Alex Jones and sell bogus “enhancement” supplements to fund the propoganda and lawsuits.

Meanwhile the real news will be able to focus on real news without stooping to Fox News levels to desperately attract enough ad revenue to survive.
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Catsumi » Nov 21st, 2018, 10:02 pm

Speaking of news and newspapers, here's a tidbit from the NP regarding out of control spending by the beloved Federal gov't.


https://nationalpost.com/author/jivisonnp

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/andrew ... oplay=true
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Omnitheo » Nov 22nd, 2018, 1:56 am

Catsumi wrote:Speaking of news and newspapers, here's a tidbit from the NP regarding out of control spending by the beloved Federal gov't.


https://nationalpost.com/author/jivisonnp

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/andrew ... oplay=true


@hobbyguy.

Set em straight, I know you’ve told them before but it clearly bears repeating.
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Postby Glacier » Nov 22nd, 2018, 8:06 am

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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Catsumi » Nov 22nd, 2018, 9:27 am

Annually the CBC receives a billion bucks from the Feds

A billion goes a long way when competing with rivals that don't get to feed from public trough

Six hundred million (split amongt them) will just keep competition heads above water, giving the appearance that there is still a free independant press

But now they too will be dependant on Feds, same as CBC

Does anyone not see the disparity?

Best would be to cut CBC loose and not fund any media at all. The public will decide who lives and who dies.

A billion here and there cut from the monster debt is a boon to taxpayers
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Ka-El » Nov 22nd, 2018, 9:54 am

Catsumi wrote: ... and not fund any media at all. The public will decide who lives and who dies.

Propping up Canadian industry, tech sectors, etc. is nothing new. It has always been seen as a way to help give us a chance in living right next door to one of the largest economies in the world. There is a good argument to be made that we need to learn to compete in an open market, but there are different considerations when we’re talking about news sources. Leaving the CBC out of the discussion, we still need to protect and support our independent Canadian news sources. There is already a very real concern with the dumbing down of our populations as people seek out alternative sources with their alternative facts that only support what they already believe. An effective democracy requires that people be able to think a bit better than that.
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby rustled » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:12 am

It's one thing if the panel making the decisions about who gets the money and who doesn't is non-partisan, but quite another if the government of the day gets to hand-pick who decides.

What's the mechanism, who's on it, and how does it work to ensure the media IS free to criticize government while still receiving the funding?

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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Glacier » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:19 am

I love the CBC, especially radio. It's the only source of radio in many small towns. The free market cannot make a profit by serving small towns like that.

The difference between funding the CBC and handing out grants to for-profit media groups is that the CBC gets funding no matter what, whereas, this move by the government has the real potential to pick and choose who gets funding based upon political ideology.
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Re: Trudeau Nationalizing the Mainstream Media

Postby Ka-El » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:24 am

rustled wrote:It's one thing if the panel making the decisions about who gets the money and who doesn't is non-partisan, but quite another if the government of the day gets to hand-pick who decides.
Glacier wrote: ..., this move by the government has the real potential to pick and choose who gets funding based upon political ideology.

Agreed, the potential is there and it will be important that media and the public hold government accountable. We certainly don’t need or want our federal government getting into the “fake news” business like the Conservatives in Ontario.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4363921/onta ... w-twitter/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.4769639
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