Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Act Now!

The conservatives are at it again; this time trying to pave the way for Fox News North (Sun TV) to spew it's sure to be racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic hate speech and spread some fear Canada-style. The CRTC has been under pressure from some shadowy government committee to change the standards in Canadian broadcasting making it easier to willingly spread false information; right now, there is a ban on broadcasting "false of misleading" news. Basically, we are this close, Canada, to bidding adieu to journalistic integrity (not that all journalists come pre-programmed with integrity -- I'm looking at you, Blatchford). But, there is something that you, the Canadian lover of fact-based news, can do! Just fill out this short form here! It's so easy! I'm studying for an exam and I got er' done in about five minutes!

It closes tomorrow (Wednesday) night so go do it now. For real. We do not want to go down the path of no return, look at the US and their quagmire of 'journalism'.

For more information check out the CRTC's announcement of consultation here, this article in The Globe and Mail and this article in The (Toronto) Star. 

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