To “boost media diversity.”
Do you think that’s possible? That by the government giving news media a bunch of money, that it will be “more diverse”?
Or that it will actually be more uniform — as in, it will say exactly what Justin Trudeau and Maryam Monsef want them to say?
That it is actually just colonizing other news media, to turn them into mini CBCs.
And, no, that’s not speculation, or a conspiracy theory. That’s what the Liberals said; it was an essential term and condition of getting the pay-off.
I’m fine with promoting equality of girls and women. And I don’t care if you want to promote people who, "don’t conform to a specific gender." But feminism is political. Transgender issues are extremely political.
Once upon a time, the federal government giving out cash to bribe the media to parrot their political talking points would have been shocking.
So where are the media watchdogs, the political watchdogs?
Well, it’s obvious. They’re being very well behaved — and looking forward to their pay-off, too.