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Author:  Newsbot [ Sun May 26, 2019 11:52 am ]
Post subject:  Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Title: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends inclusion of Unifor
Category: Political
Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2019-05-26 11:36:23
Canadian

Author:  N_Fiddledog [ Sun May 26, 2019 11:52 am ]
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So the Union Socialists of Unifor will be deciding what is bad media and what is good media deserving of subsidies.

This kind of move is where your carbon tax money will really be going. It's fungible so higher prices at the pump will support Progressive socialism in the media. Be happy you're allowed to pay it plebs. Get used to it. One day you will be allowed to support the masters of the Global Socialist Republic with your labor.

Author:  raydan [ Sun May 26, 2019 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Why are we even subsidizing media... any media? :?

Author:  PluggyRug [ Sun May 26, 2019 1:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

raydan wrote:
Why are we even subsidizing media... any media? :?


Cos Trudeau thinks the bought and paid for media will sway the electoral.

Stinks.

Author:  raydan [ Sun May 26, 2019 1:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Pretty much what I was thinking...

Author:  Freakinoldguy [ Sun May 26, 2019 3:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Any union who's members spend their days locked away in company washrooms polishing their purple-headed yogurt slinger has no moral authority to tell anyone who's eligible for media funding or not.

Author:  Thanos [ Sun May 26, 2019 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

So this will be another Liberal "transparency" success? Just like how they got rid of oversight on funding for Native band councils, even though the band leaderships across the country are rife with corruption and theft? Or no oversight on environmental charities, even though it's proven that they're being funded by foreign anti-Canadian interest groups actively trying to destroy our entire resource sector? Yeah, sound like another typical day in Liberal transparency-land. This country sometimes.... :roll:

Author:  raydan [ Sun May 26, 2019 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Giving subsidies to companies who have no future... or do we actually believe they'll suddenly start making money?

We're just prolonging the inevitable... personally, I think they should put this money somewhere else... like in my pockets. :D

Author:  llama66 [ Mon May 27, 2019 6:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Let the market decide who succeeds and who fails. We need to allow the Darwinism must be allowed to claim it's victims. "Bailing" big media out only prolongs the inevitable.

Author:  raydan [ Mon May 27, 2019 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

llama66 wrote:
Let the market decide who succeeds and who fails. We need to allow the Darwinism must be allowed to claim it's victims. "Bailing" big media out only prolongs the inevitable.

A lot of media companies and more and more fringe media... less and less people who want to read/see that crap they call news. Let's see a purge and maybe the quality of what's left will be better.

Author:  llama66 [ Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Absolutely.

Author:  DrCaleb [ Mon May 27, 2019 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

raydan wrote:
Why are we even subsidizing media... any media? :?


Because we have let Internet monopolies take over the media landscape.

Newspapers were funded by advertising revenue, and the Classified sections. Craigslist/Kijiji have taken the classifieds, and Google/Facebook don't give advertising revenue to the newspapers they scrape.

On top of that, Hedgefunds have bought many media organizations, and are cutting staff and selling assets in order to make a buck. The newspaper era will end with a whimper.

If newspaper health is a measure of democracy, our democracy is in decline: Neil Macdonald

So our right to a 'free press' is being usurped by Google/Facebook/Twitter. Are they going to tell you about the latest information about your local school board? How about that your city council is thinking?

That's why the government is subsidizing media - because they don't have the balls to regulate the internet giants. And, reporters hate this idea too:

The government just made its toxic media bailout plan even worse

Author:  llama66 [ Mon May 27, 2019 6:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

That's Capitalism. If you can offer a product better, why shouldn't you? Newspapers have done little or nothing to adapt to the sea change in information technology that has happened over the last 20 years. Adapt or die.

Author:  DrCaleb [ Mon May 27, 2019 7:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

llama66 wrote:
That's Capitalism. If you can offer a product better, why shouldn't you? Newspapers have done little or nothing to adapt to the sea change in information technology that has happened over the last 20 years. Adapt or die.


Quite true. But then again, how do you adapt against Google et. al., when you were running with pretty slim margins for the last 60 years? (And Google is perfectly willing to take all your hard work and make advertising revenue from it)

Author:  DrCaleb [ Mon May 27, 2019 7:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends in

Heard a report too that Canda's subsidies for corporate players exceeds our defence budget. 8O

Why not spread a little lettuce to keep the citizens informed? :idea:

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