Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Future of Postmedia News

We hear a lot of people complain about the media bias of the fake news. The media's malicious misrepresentation of the Convoy was an eye opener for many. People began to ask, if the media lied about that, what else did they lie about? A lot.

When Postmedia took over the Toronto Sun they ran an insane article declaring that Chairman Mao did great things. They ran the same article in the Vancouver Sun. I was like WTF? That's like saying Adolf Hitler did great things. It is offensive. Chairman Mao was a mass murderer.

Historically the Vancouver Sun used to be slightly right wing while the Vancouver Province used to be slightly left wing. Now they are clones of each other that actively push the narrative. The words slightly or moderate has completely disappeared and now they have become extreme which has greatly contributed to the newspapers' demise.

Newspapers hate bloggers. They blame bloggers for their failure. They refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions and their abandonment of ethical journalism. Bloggers can actually boost traffic on newspapers websites. They generate interest and link to a story. That link creates additional traffic they wouldn't normally have.

Instead of waging war with bloggers they should be embracing them. Veteran CBC journalist Tara Henley announced that she's quit the company over their fake news agenda. It's really bad but the fake news plague isn't limited to the CBC. Postmedia News has actively embraced it. Global News director Anita Krishna was fired for speaking at a Freedom rally.

It was amusing to see the Toronto Sun run with the Tara Henley story. In their interview they claimed that the Toronto Sun was right wing. I laughed out loud when I heard that. Apparently the Toronto Sun is trying to rebrand itself. Although I am somewhat cynical, I applaud the attempt.

I had hoped to have a sit down with someone from Postmedia News a little further up the food chain than Harold folds like a cheap tent Munro. Sadly that's not going to happen. So I will say now what I wanted to say then.

There is no reason the Vancouver Sun cannot rebrand itself like the Toronto Sun. We don't have to be enemies. All I ask is that you stop lying. That is a reasonable request. Anthony Furey is a reporter from the Toronto Sun that has teamed up with True North. That shows a desire to rise above the narrative and start embracing the truth. I am not asking for a job. I don't want one. All I'm saying is that we don't have to be enemies. If you stop lying you have a prosperous future ahead of you. If you don't, you have no one to blame but yourself. Word.

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