Have you watched a Canadian television station or been to a web site for CTV, Global, or a local station lately? Do you remember seeing this ad or one like it?
My guess is that the answer is yes and that you are aware of the campaign by local TV to get money from the cable companies or local TV may disappear due to a lack of money.
Have read in the print media or watched these same networks/stations as some talking head, who is being paid by those stations, rants on about stimulus spending and the amount of money that is being spent on advertising implying that it must be part an evil conservative plot?
My guess again is that the answer is yes.
As unbelievable as it sounds, the media, all media including print, are complaining about how desperate they are for funds during the economic slowdown in one breath and in the very next they repeat Liberal smear and are slamming the millions being spent by the federal government on buying advertising in the MSM and are essentially slamming what could be called MSM stimulus package! The very same ad dollars that might be keeping them afloat.
Quick, somebody call Alanis.
I was going to suggest that maybe the government should follow the wishes of the various MSM outlets that complain the loudest about the advertising spending and cut it off to those outlets, but media manipulation and punishment is something better suited for the vindictive left then it is for our government, but that is what the MSM is asking for is it not?