Justin Trudeau isn't content to have the CBC as his mouthpiece. He's about to announce a massive bail-out program for dozens, maybe hundreds, of private sector newspapers, who will surely have to bend the knee to Trudeau politically.
Already, to get a few thousand dollars for summer jobs grants, other businesses have to “attest” that they agree with Trudeau’s moral ideology on religious and sexual matters.
Now imagine what he'll demand from newspaper publishers.
Here’s the Globe and Mail:
"All signs point to print media getting a much-needed financial assist from the federal government in the next budget."
Hey, taxpayers: this money is “much-needed”! Sorry you’re going to have to go without it. But someone needs it more than you do! The Globe and Mail says so. They’re owned by Canada’s richest family, the Thomsons. But shut up and know your place, OK?
Trudeau already forks over $75 million a year to media through the Canadian Periodical Fund. (To be fair, that slush fund was operating under Stephen Harper, too.)
Last time I checked, for example, Maclean’s magazine was getting $1.5 million a year. So, yeah, helps explain all the Trudeau cover photos, doesn’t it?
Trudeau knows that his political base is not "the middle class," as he tells us so often.
His political base is the media.
The man’s a control freak; he knows the best way to control journalists is to control their incomes.
He also knows that there are some people — like us — who he can’t buy.
But he has other solutions for us, doesn’t he...?
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