...Have Not Been Greatly Exaggerated.
Paul Willcocks, off the blog and writing in the Tyee, has a good piece up on what those lockstep endorsements were really all about.
Here's a small chunk:
...(T)he endorsements mark a bleak day, or another bleak day, for Canadian newspapers.
Readers expect newspaper endorsements to reflect the careful judgments of editorial boards and the needs of their individual communities. A pro-Conservative Facebook friend, labouring under that delusion, celebrated the apparent tidal wave of endorsements for Harper from newspapers across the country.
Instead, it appears the endorsements actually reflect the views of one or two corporate managers in Toronto...
And just who do those 'managers' really work for?
Go read the rest of the piece to find out.
More and more I'm wondering if we need to institute some sort of market/monopoly-busting reform in the media organ business in this country...I think Mr. W. might disagree for reasons of scale and business models and all that, but I really do wonder if a whole passel of independents might not do a better job and be more business healthy by actually operating as small scale operations.