Friday, June 30, 2006

CanWest = the FoxNews of Canada?

According to this, CanWest Media wants to withdraw from the Canadian Press. This is no great shakes for the CP -- with Bell Globemedia's backing, at the very least, the CP will continue on as it alway has. However, it's not surprising that CanWest wants to be able to control its own "content", without fair oversight or sharing of information. This is, again, the profit-motive clashing with public interest. It is in the public interest to have a fair and aggressive press, but the media corporations are driven to make as much money as they can. Controlling their "content" accomplishes the latter, but seems clearly against the former.

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