Thursday, November 13, 2008

Right wing media collapse

The Can-West-Global-National Post media conglomerate that has spun neo-corporatist dogma into the minds of Canadians for the last several elections is beginning to fall apart: good riddance to bad rubbish. Now if only CTV starts biting the dust, then maybe we can escape the cycle of Lack of Common Sense Reaction that has dominated conservativism in this country for decades. The destruction of independent media is one of the reasons we get so little intelligent debate or investigative reporting, it's like shopping in a mall, same mall everywhere in the country, same corporations, same mindset, same dull plogging. Free enterprise Now !

1 comment:

kheimbuch said...

It will be a good day when all these partisan, corporatist rags like Canwest go under. Yellow journalism at its worst. Sociologist Larry Patriquin, after studying The National Post, a Canwest property, wrote that the Post's material that it fits "'the classic definition of propaganda'. It was, he said, 'a discourse in which incomplete information is presented to people with the purpose of distorting their view.'"

Or in put Noam Chomsky's words, "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum."

When one examines the media, it really makes one wonder how much any of these "free market" corporate neoliberal apologists actually believe in free minds.