Friday, February 20, 2009


Many of us will find ourselves watching the demise and self-destruct of Canwest Global with decidedly mixed emotions.

On the one hand, it is sad to see a large and once-healthy Canadian business go to the dogs. It is especially sad to see so many good journalists looking for other kinds of work.

On the other hand (as Tevye would say), it is hard to summons much sympathy for the Asper heirs who have been arrogant and unapproachable to say the least.


David in North Burnaby BC said...

Lenny and Squiggy are certainly not the men their father was; that however, is not necessarily a bad thing.
Perhaps the blowing apart of Canwest will inject some new blood into media ownership in these parts, rather than having one outfit own both newspapers, a tv station ...

Anonymous said...

The cynic in me says the journalists will all find better paying work as flacks for ALL the political parties. You know spin doctoring like so many that have already 'sold' their credibility to the political ' devil ' for senatorships and to lobby.