There Is No Broadcast With this Editorial.
IF THE MEDIA IS BEHOLDEN TO TAX DOLLARS TO SURVIVE . . .
But First – Thank You To Everyone For Your Thanksgiving Wishes.
I Am Very Grateful To You . . . Those (Few) Readers of Galganov.com, who Contribute to this Not For Profit Blog, which Helps Finance what I Write, Say & Do.
That Said Though, Even With Your Help . . . I Am Still 100% Independent.
Several Years Ago . . . A Different Liberal Government In Canada, Floated The Idea Of Financially Supporting “Some” Of The Failing Print Media – Well, Now, Years Later, It’s Actually Happening Under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, With MORE Than $500-Million Tax Dollars.
TELL ME HOW THIS GUARANTEES INDEPENDENCE OF THE MEDIA?
It Was Just Announced By The Trudeau Government, that a Means of Dolling Out Tax Dollars to Failing Media is in the Process of being Built, upon an Indescribably Complicated Government Formula, on how to Backstop Canadian Media Worthy of Government Support.
I Won't Waste Your Time Or Mine Describing How Many Ways This Is Wrong.
Many Years Ago . . . As I was Spearheading QPAC (The Quebec Political Action Committee), A Media Issue Happened, Which Shook Me To The Core.
The Morning Show Of Montreal’s Most-Listened-To English Language Radio Station (CJAD) Ridiculed-Me, for of all things . . . for being Chosen as one of Canada’s Newsmakers of the Year (1997).
The Truth . . . is that CJAD was and still is a LEFTIST Appeaser Radio Station, which Felt it was Safer to Ridicule People like me, who were Fighting for Freedom of Expression against Racist Linguistic Government Policies, than it was to Ridicule the Racist Policies of the Government for Fear of Losing Advertising Dollars and being on the Wrong Side of the Government and CRTC (Canadian Radio & Television Commission – Akin To The American FCC).
This Happened On New Years Day . . . Early in the Morning, when Anne & I were still in Bed, listening to the News.
I don’t know if you can Imagine how Positively Stunned I was to Hear that I was Named one of Canada’s News Makers of the Year . . . AND HOW DEVASTATED I WAS TO HEAR THESE JERKS ON MONTREAL’S MOST LISTENED-TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE RADIO STATION DEMEAN ME LIKE I WAS A JOKE.
Anne & I Immediately Got Out Of Bed . . . and before even going to the Shower and having a cup of Coffee, I sent out a Media-Wide Fax, Exclusively to all the English Language Montreal Media, Radio, Television & Print (Not Including Any French Media), Announcing A Noon New Year’s Day Press Conference.
THERE WERE MANY GOOD GUYS FIGHTING . . . BUT THERE WAS ONLY ONE OF ME:
At Exactly Noon . . . When all the English Media were Present, with Several of the French Media as well, who got Wind of the Press Conference . . . I Made This Simple Announcement . . . I QUIT!
To Give Some Context To This . . . I Never Intended To Be A Freedom-Fighter.
But That’s What Happened . . . And because Anne & I Were Spending Our Own Money, all of it on the Fight for other People’s Rights, we were Rapidly Going Broke. I wasn’t Paying Attention to our Advertising Agency, which Needed my Undivided Attention. And we were spending $600 Per Day . . . just on Security for Anne & our Farm.
Anne had to Lay-Off some of her Personal Staff, because it became a Choice of me Funding a Supreme Court Challenge, or Anne keeping her Employees . . . And On & On. And Before All of This – Anne & I Enjoyed a Normal Financially Successful Life on our Perfect Little Horse Farm.
So . . . For Me To Hear This Crap First Thing In The Morning Was Just Too Much.
TO SAY THAT THE MEDIA WHO WERE PRESENT WERE AGHAST . . . would be as Much an Understatement as you can Imagine. And when one of the Journalists asked . . . WHY?
I Simply Pointed To The CJAD Reporter & Said . . . Ask Her – & I Walked Away.
Within Less Than An Hour . . . I Received A Call From A Very Wealthy Montrealer, who said . . . DON'T DO ANYTHING RASH. A Group of us want to meet with you Tonight. You Name the Time & the Place . . . And We’ll Be There.
We Met . . . We Spoke, It Was Acrimonious – But I Carried-On Nonetheless.
Unless Something Really Weird Happens In The World In Next Few Days . . . I’ll Write about this Meeting . . . and I’ll give you some Insight into how much Damage an Incompetent Media & an Ignorant Population can Wrought. Even amongst the Most Wealthy.
PS – Just For Background – CJAD Detests & Mocks President Trump.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov