Out of crisis, a tough, truthful spirit
Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin: “To save journalism, bring on that Jon Stewart outrage…”
Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin in fine form: “To save journalism, bring on that Jon Stewart outrage“
- Journalism got corporate and soft … abetting easy routes to war and market chaos.
media ownership became concentrated in the hands of a few corporate
giants, journalists too often came to reflect the ethos of those
- …the boomers got old and tired and, in the past decade or so, the neo-cons blew them off the map.
buckle too easily. When the Governor-General made her decision to
sustain the Conservative government in office, she gave no explanation.
Instead of demanding one, our media folded like deck chairs.
- There’s a dismaying conformity…
shakedown is coming. Let it bring with it a new spirit – a journalism
that is tougher, less knee-jerk, less beholden to elites, more beholden
to the truth.