After the recent federal budget, some of your hard-earned tax dollars are going towards propping up the very mainstream media outlets many Canadians have understandably abandoned.
It’s bad enough that $50M in federal taxpayer money is being “invested” to support local journalism, but the recipients of that money are also acting like ingrates and the press barons demanding the government cash, can’t see the conflict of interest it creates.
If readers and advertisers aren’t buying what local papers are selling, why should tax dollars be used to prop up the industry – especially since more than a billion dollars already goes toward supporting the CBC.
Even so, you’d think those receiving a handout would be grateful but apparently not as can be seen from their reactions to the amount they’ve been given.
Poor darlings! All that time spent singing for their supper, and all they have to show for it is a paltry $50M?