‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

On Thursday the Public Policy Forum (PPF) released its government-commissioned report, "The Shattered Mirror",  which depicted today's world as a "post-truth" dystopian nightmare. According to the report's ominous introduction, "Established news organizations have been left gasping" and  "native digital alternatives have failed to develop journalistic mass." Then the report--GASP!--asks the reader to "imagine a world … Continue reading ‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

2017 is the year Canada goes full Pravda

Today a report from a Public Policy Forum study--contracted by the federal government--is going to be released recommending that Canadian media be further subsidized by the government. PPF touts itself as "an independent, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada", but the first thing one sees on the think tank's site … Continue reading 2017 is the year Canada goes full Pravda

Canadian Journalists’ Tactless Reactions to President Trump Egg on Trudeau to be Inadvisably Adversarial

Last week, right-wing journalist Ezra Levant published a book entitled Trumping Trudeau: How Trump will change Canada even if Trudeau doesn't know it yet. In an excerpt provided and published by Breitbart, Levant explains how Liberal cabinet ministers and PM Trudeau have tacitly and explicitly voiced their disapproval of President Trump. But politicians, especially in Canada, don't usually … Continue reading Canadian Journalists’ Tactless Reactions to President Trump Egg on Trudeau to be Inadvisably Adversarial