If this goes through, everything will be subsidized: print, broadcast, the works — a whole industry of CBCs. You couldn’t do a better job killing the news business
“Henceforth, if this goes ahead, the Canadian journalism business will be divided into two groups: on the one hand, a coterie of government-approved trough-feeders adorned with little merit badges identifying them as Qualified Canadian Journalism Organizations, and on the other, everyone else. Eligibility for QCJO status is ostensibly to be decided by an “independent panel” of journalists, but the government has already dictated a list of its own not-so-independent criteria in advance.”
Coyne pockets $1,000 per appearance on the state broadcaster’s pundits panel. His newspaper led the charge for Trudeau’s $595M media bail-out. His boss Godfrey told all staff to take a celebratory “victory lap” when the bail-out was announced.
But guys, he’s really mad about it! https://t.co/LlKg3GUb96
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) March 21, 2019