A federal regime opts to meddle in journalism? You don't say!

Blacklock’s Reporter has a hilarious article about how the federal Liberal regime in Canada was advised not to meddle in media, but did so anyway:

The memo said any federal action against fake news could have consequences for free speech, and that remedies were already found in the private sector. “It is important that we enable private sector leadership, innovation governance approaches and new business models to flourish,” wrote staff.

But, of course, how the Liberals not grease the palms of those who cover them:

The note is dated February 5, 2018. Six months later, the Department of Canadian Heritage began negotiations with an Ottawa-based group called Public Policy Forum to “monitor digital and social media in real time” for “disinformation in the lead-up to the October 2019 federal election.”

The Policy Forum in a statement last November 28 defended the monitoring scheme. “The country lacks adequate understanding of what’s being put through our media ecosystem,” wrote CEO Edward Greenspon, a former Toronto Star executive: “This project is designed to expose these attempts and determine how best to counter them.”

You don’t say!

The Public Policy Forum is a sham. It is pure garbage that openly used its resources to lobby for the government to fund incompetent journalistic products.

And Canadian journalism is pure garbage, make no mistake. If you had a product that people could use, they wouldn’t be in trouble.

It is like having the 8-track industry lobby for money because people will not get to hear music if they collapse.

It is no different.

The CBC is an apologist for that same federal regime, constantly presenting government narrative as fact, such as this article:

John McCallum was fired as Canada's ambassador to China over his statements on the Meng Wanzhou case.

Normally, this would be a job for diplomats — but the man who was supposed to help the Trudeau government navigate this path, John McCallum, was fired just days ago for suggesting (twice) that the best outcome for Canada would be if Meng wasn't handed over to the Americans.

We now know the offences alleged by the Americans in the Huawei case go back about a decade. Canada, over that same time period, has agreed to 90 per cent of all extradition requests, according to federal records.

So it seems safe to say that it would be unusual for Meng not to be extradited, despite her status among the members of China's business elite and the unprecedented international publicity her case is generating.

This is pure baloney. The federal government has been trying to blame McCallum for their own bungling of the matter. This is the same government that hasn’t done a thing about one of their own sketchy MPs whose word means nothing and is holding on to power, even as more questionable and alarming activities emerge about him.

If this government cared about the “rule of law”, they would practice it every once in a while. Canada had to dodge this bullet, and had to have a plan long before the Meng debacle.

They didn’t. If the federal government did not know in what precarious position they would find themselves in, then they have no business being in government. You cannot afford to make folksy and sheltered Middle Class mistakes when you are sandwiched between two powerful nations that can eat you for breakfast.

And the Canadian journalism industry thinks the government will save them?

Yeah, no wonder this country’s journalism industry collapsed…