Old school media owners in Canada should have been very careful what they wished for.
If they actually did research, they would have known the worst people to get involved in your business if the government.
But John Honderich was always a sheltered himbo, The white boy ditz made a deal with the devil and the devil gave what he wanted in the worst way.
And now that Trudeau’s regime has hijacked newspapers out in the open, they are really screwing things up.
The National Post’s Andrew Coyne isn’t very happy. Smart man. The bailout is more than just politicized: it has been overtly and openly propagandized. You do not beg the government to help you when you are a media product. They see everything as something that is owed to them, and they are brutes and thugs who meddle by default.
The Conservatives are worried, but they shouldn’t be. Unifor is a useless union. They couldn’t stop Doug Ford from gaining a majority, nor did they managed to do anything but babble and spew ineffectual dreck as they keep losing war after war.
They have no power or control. Neither does traditional journalism.
They all marched lockstep against Doug Ford, who has a majority government, and wisely made big cuts early so the vitriol comes out sooner, only to be forgotten by the time the next election rolls around.
Journalists thump their chests, and have no power or control to alter events — not global ones, national ones, or even local ones. Ford won by bypassing the press and using social media.
Even if social media were to shut down tomorrow, traditional media wouldn’t get its clout back because people have had their brains rewired and now demand their own say on things. Germany’s sore losers can decry free speech all they want, but they were always arrogant sots who never could actually assess reality. The days of making royal decrees are done. Social media is irrelevant now: the match has been lit, and it is the freedom to express that is now more important than deferring to an authority.
Because you cannot put a genie back into a bottle. The Left still think they can manipulate, use proxies, shame, and use propagandistic narrative to stop their detractors. Your detractors know who you are and how weak your power is — and they are not going to cave in one inch.
The Grits in this country cannot stop their losses — and everything they do makes things worse. They will rid themselves of Trudeau no matter what happens: he is an easy figure to despise, and he is politically expendable. They are already floating various names to see who will gain traction.
You cannot go back to the horse and buggy in the world of cars. I have been pointing out the rot for years, and will continue to do so, but the Grits are arrogant and think they can fool all of the people all of the time — but they are only fooling themselves in the bargain as they speed up the decay of Canadian journalism. Well played, children!