Saturday, October 17, 2015
Is the National Post Trying to Muzzle Andrew Coyne?
I rarely agree with anything Andrew Coyne says or writes. I don't share his missionary faith in an economic system that I believe has been corrupted to its core by the rich and the powerful.
There couldn't be a better example of that corruption, than the way the big MSM organizations like Postmedia are commanding its editorial employees to endorse the Harper Cons.
And ironically enough, in this campaign, Coyne may be its first casualty.
Postmedia newspapers have been running variations of the same Harper endorsement all day.
But Postmedia's flagship paper has yet to pick their winner. The decision of its editorial board is expected imminently. The head of that board is Andrew Coyne.
CANADALAND has learned that though Coyne the editor has signed off on an official National Post Harper endorsement, Coyne the columnist planned to endorse a different candidate under his own byline in the paper tomorrow.
But the National Post won't run it.
Will Andrew Coyne stay on at the Post if he's muzzled from telling us all what he thinks?
I have no idea whether this story is true, but I note that Coyne's usually chirpy Twitter feed has gone silent.
But if it is true, he is to be commended, because what Postmedia is doing is outrageous. As outrageous as what the Globe and Mail editorial board did yesterday, with its absurd yes to the Cons, no to Harper endorsement.
For not only are those media barons failing to reflect the views of an overwhelming majority of Canadians who want change, and strongly believe that Harper and his foul regime are more than good to go.
They are also shrugging off and condoning Harper's brutish assault on our democracy, our courts, and our values. Putting their grubby profits, or their juicy tax breaks before our country.
As only Con hogs can...
And by ordering their editorial writers to dance to their porky tune, and propagandize for the Cons, they are distorting reality. And in these last critical days, they are helping Stephen Harper and his gang steal the next election.
Which couldn't be more shameful. Or more dangerous.
And the good news?
We have our own media as humble as it might be. Blogs like this one, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter...
And we are more and better than them.
So we can counter their foul lying propaganda, and send our messages out to those who need to hear them. Like vote, vote prepared, vote strategically.
And of course also send a message to those swaggering media barons:
You will not muzzle us like you muzzle your employees.
We hold you in contempt. And whether you like it or not.
We will bring down the tyrant...
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