A conversation about the crisis in Canadian media with Rudyard Griffiths, executive director of The Hub and co-founder and chair of the Munk Debates
It isn’t just the Canadian media, it is the global media. And I am sorry to point out that one of the major contributing roots of the problem is the breathtaking accelerated dominance of female management of news business. Females, are more collectivist-minded… more focused on rules compliance… and are more easily emotionally influenced. Science confirms this even as the feminist power attempts to censor the science. Males, in contrast, tend to be more independent… more disagreeable and more apt to fight collectivist attempts to control them.
The globalist billionaires own the media and the females in charge of media business are happy to comply with their boss’s orders. And if not females in charge it is males having been educated by females to adopt the collectivist compliance behavior.
There is a saying that “bad times create strong men that create good times that create weak men that create bad times.” We are in that time of weak men.
Having lived in the shuswap lake are since 1990. I've experienced 2 major wildfires. The fire of 98 in the fly hills and adam lake fires of 2023. The fire of 98 we had small town radio station which was live on air the duration of the onset of the fire to broadcasting evacuation notices to giving direction for people to seek safety. Today the radio station is part of iheart media. Very little was made mention of evacuation notices. Instead the locals relied on social media to warn each other of the impending fire 4 to 5 hrs before the official notifications. Several forums through facebook and x did their best to stay abreast of the rapid changes. However in 98 where everyone could liaten to the radio. Cell service was poor as much of the infrastructure was destroyed. The radio still was broadcasting with minimal information as the programming was done somewhere else.
Never ask a question where the person's answer will affect the size of their pay check or their employment because you won't get an honest answer.
The fact of the matter is the whole Western media is in collapse, propagandist and in corporate capture. War has evaporated its last wisp of integrity..... meanwhile the bafflegab... baffles on.
I admit to regarding Mr. Griffith as firmly ensconced in the establishment and as benefitting from its largesse. Despite that, I was impressed with his insightful analysis of the pernicious effect of subsidy culture on Canadian news media.
Rudyard Griffiths way too mainstream to really see the light on this issue. He talks a good game and does seem more interested in freedom of speech, but the reality is that he is well funded whereas so much of local news is not. What did he even say in this interview that isn't obvious - meaning that he still wants to play nice with the mainstream media. Sorry, but what is needed are more people like Tara calling out the nonsense than polite people like Rudyard.