Is he saying the 600 million spent on buying the media in Canada is the same type of spending as has been happening for years?
Is a media bail out and budgeted ad spending the same thing?
Is spending on advertising going to end now that they have given the media 600 million dollars?
Why does he believe that the public think it’s okay that ‘many millions’ of taxpayers dollars are spent on advertising every year?
Main 2 points
Conflating support for public broadcasting and paying for News Media
Do benefits of public broadcasting translate to paying just for news media?
Honest question: why were the many millions of public dollars that used to be spent on govt advertising in newspapers ok, but this transparent policy change is ‘deplorable.’ https://t.co/auBYcqg3Ey
— Gerald Butts 🇨🇦 (@gmbutts) November 24, 2018
Public funding and tax support for free & independent news media is the norm, not the exception, in Western democracies around the world. Our new plan will help journalists of any stripe thrive in this country. pic.twitter.com/7KsV592Ik0
— Liberal Party (@liberal_party) November 23, 2018
Ken Whyte Tweet
this initiative is deplorable. it will undermine the credibility of all canadian news media by its very existence. since it is unlikely to go away, here's one fix to make it less reprehensible 1/x https://t.co/9UWsj90cPo
— Ken Whyte (@KenWhyte3) November 24, 2018
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