Friday, May 30, 2008

How many MSM journalists care about their freedom?

We've been having a little discussion about why more professional journalists don't seem to be outraged by the "human rights" attacks in Canada on the freedom necessary to do their jobs with self-respect and integrity; and why aren't more of them defending the rights of private property in media that are necessary to a free society? Could it be simply because some are just too cool to possibly appear to be on Steyn's side (having no faith that the reader/viewer can any longer distinguish between a defense of general principle, and of a particular person's ideas): SteynOnline - Intervening in the intervention ? Or is it because they are too vain or naive, too confident in their own mainstream Canadian status, to think they could be next, forgetting that the march of history, and changing fashions, wait for no one, not even voices now privileged to report from the leading centres of the nation?

Anyway, I think Steyn, in the above linked comment, has the number of one fool; it will be interesting to see how many of the ink-stained tribe bother to show up at the BC Human Rights Tribunal on Monday.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they think the Excellence in Journalism award is either won with 2 Cracker-Jack box tops, or its some sort of annual raffle with an LPC membership.

Four Horses

Blazing Cat Fur said...

I want that letter writers name....