Friday, September 10, 2010

Dear Globe and Mail

I see that CTV is no longer an owner of the Globe and Mail, and control has reverted to the Thomson family. I think that's a good thing.

In recent memory the Globe - the editorial board more than the reporters and columnists - parroted a corporatespeak view of Iraq and Afghanistan that was long on public relations and short on reality. I can't fathom why any Canadian with half a brain would have thought Iraq or Afghanistan was a good idea, meaning the invasion of same by white Christian English-speaking mercenaries.

And now, the ink-stained wretches meet the road. We'll soon see whether the Globe and Mail is a fearless, independent press, or whether it's become a lick-spittle New York Times.