Friday, May 13, 2016
The Incredible Gall of Postmedia's Paul Godfrey
I knew that the Postmedia boss Paul Godfrey is absolutely desperate, as his sinking media empire takes on more water, or debt, with every passing hour.
But who knew that after turning Postmedia into a branch of the Con propaganda machine, that attacks Justin Trudeau and his Liberals every single day of the year.
Godfrey would have the gall to ask the government to give him a tax break.
Or just beg for money.
Paul Godfrey, the president and CEO of Postmedia, is asking the federal government to spend more on advertising in Canadian newspapers, and consider giving greater tax breaks to newspapers to help the struggling industry.
“I’m here today to tell you that everything you read or seen or clicked on foretelling the doom and gloom of the news media industry does not provide the full picture. In fact it is actually quite understated.
And while normally I would be in favour of helping our ailing newspaper industry, because Postmedia is such a big part of it, I'm against it.
After all, as my MP Adam Vaughan reminded Godfrey, so are his columnists.
Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, who was the first to pose questions to Godfrey, suggested that Postmedia has been a strong critic of government spending on advertising, and cited from a number of stories.
Godfrey said columnists are free to say what they want.
And I'd hate to get on the wrong side of Andrew Coyne on one of his many bad days...
Because judging by some of the headlines in the Postmedia newspapers yesterday he was in a partisan frenzy.
COYNE ON ELECTORAL REFORM: ARE THE LIBERALS CONNING US AGAIN?
And so were his fellow Con stooges. With Tasha Kheirridin weighing in with this one:
THE LIBERALS' ELECTORAL REFORM PLAN BIASES THE PARTY, AT THE EXPENSE OF DEMOCRACY.
John Ivison contributing this on Twitter:
To support Ambrose's demand for a referendum, which is the only thing that can save the Cons from total destruction.
And Michael Den Tandt contributing this one.
LIBERALS' ELECTORAL REFORM SCHEME THAT SEEMED SO BOLD DURING CAMPAIGN FALLING FLAT ON ARRIVAL.
To try to make us believe that it's the Liberals who are falling flat, not Postmedia.
But after reading that, if you were Justin Trudeau, what would YOU tell Paul Godfrey?
Because I know what I would say eh?
You can take your tax break, and shove it you know where. You're not getting a PENNY from my government.
Hold on tight to your Titanic.
Tell John Ivison and Andrew Coyne to play "Nearer My God Than Thee."
And when the groaning Postmedia ship finally does go down.
Let's hope you can swim...
You know, I fear the last moments of the Postmedia gang are not going to be pretty.
There's going to be a lot of wailing and screaming.
But they were Cons. They were foul.
So they will not be missed...
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