Personally I think CP24 is basically like the Sun.I would also argue that their simplistic, headline approach to news reporting is in and of itself right leaning, at least in today’s incarnation of right leaning. Who wants indepth, thought-provoking information when you can just rant and rave at a headline? Just like the Sun, they know their audience, i.e., Ford supporters.
I suspect that the funding cuts under Harper contributed to this.May I add here, I think CBC news has stepped backwards in recent years.
They added weather to 'The National' which I find absurd, as most people don't really care or need to know about the weather 3,000km away.
Weather is a local matter, and often time-sensitive too, better addressed through Weather Network, online, than a national broadcast.
They've also upped their 'talk' factor far more than I care for, too many panels, not enough reporting/documentary.
They have far fewer international reporters than they used to; and their legendary documentary unit was obliterated. Sad, really.
Even in the print media, actual hard writing is rare. Videos and juxtaposed Tweets fill the void. 'Infotainment' for the iMemyself generation who only regard events real if they can take a 'selfie' with it. Nothing else matters.I haven't watched CBC news since they went to the new format, although I used to really enjoy Ian Hanomansing's reporting. Sounds like I'm not missing much. I generally prefer my news in print format -- today's TV anchors (particularly those on CP24) grate on my nerves. I also find print news more indepth and comprehensive than the sound bites that make up so much of TV news.
Well, I still think it helps that CP24's demographic consequentially happens to be suburban people who would vote for him anyway. But that doesn't mean it's all part of Bell Media or CP24's executives conspiracy to get people to vote PCIt's format just means that an outrageous character like anything the Ford Brothers get up to, get broadcast.
How Doug Ford can use taxpayers' dollars to fund Ontario News NowIf there's any media outlet that's guilty of trying to sway public political opinion, it's the one that relies heavily on government funding, and you know who that is...
This makes me wonder: what's the difference, in terms of independence, between being reliant on government funding as opposed to being reliant on funding from corporations through advertising?If there's any media outlet that's guilty of trying to sway public political opinion, it's the one that relies heavily on government funding, and you know who that is...
If you don't conform to the message, you'll be sent for 're-education'. I'm reporting you to the Ford Truth Squad for monitoring. All Rights and Freedoms are no longer available. C'uz Doug says so. Majority Rule...Steve, you bastard. ...are you trying to ruin my morning with this?