Friday, January 27, 2017

Politicians guiding journalism? No, thanks: Paul Wells

Excellent column by Paul Wells in the Star. Excerpts:
"There may be room for changes to tax treatment of businesses that seem different (newspapers and websites) but find themselves in the same business (news gathering). But government should be exceedingly cautious, and I see no evidence that it is at all. . .
" . . .ask any Liberal MP how much stock they put in stories about cabinet ministers showing up at party fundraisers, or about the prime minister’s vacations. I asked one this week, and she lit into me for “not telling the whole story.” Put those people in charge of deciding what journalism rises and what doesn’t? No thanks."
Link to the full column

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