Postmedia, Paul Godfrey and the demise of journalism
Date Written: 15/12/2016
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20220
A criticism of the right-wing political bias expressed by outlets of the Postmedia group under direction of CEO Paul Godfrey.
Chatham's top priority should be to jettison the wildly over-compensated Godfrey, yet there is no indication that the company is anxious to liberate Postmedia from his disastrous reign. That's bad news not only for Postmedia's employees and shareholders, but also, and more importantly, for the 21 million Canadians who rely on Postmedia for their news. Godfrey not only is the managerial equivalent of the bubonic plague, but also seems determined to have his media empire act as Canada's leading propaganda organ of the hard right.
During the past six months, dozens of Palestinian solidarity organizations have issued statements praising the Green Party's defence of Palestinian rights. Those organizations include Palestine House, Independent Jewish Voices, and Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East. Yet in its 15 articles on the Green Party's Palestinian rights debate, Postmedia quoted no supportive statements from any such organization. At Postmedia, capturing diverse Canadian viewpoints and the voices of Palestinians and those who support their rights simply does not matter.