Monday, January 09, 2017

History of the decline of the Globe & Mail

The complete text of Saturday's op-ed pages:
  • the centrepiece is Margaret Wente's complaint about how hard it is to use an iPhone and to have young people patronizing her.  
  • Above her, a worry piece about Justin Trudeau by some guy who was influential in the 1990s.
  • Below her, a sneer at Barack Obama by some guy who was important in the 1980s.  
  • Opposite, a full page editorial complaining that official commemoration of Canada's 150th anniversary is "pork."
What century are these people in? The fake-news onslaught confirms how important credible news will be, but that's gonna be hard to find in this nostalgia fest paper.

Update, January 10:  Jerry Bannister writes from Halifax:
Happy New Year. Just wanted to say that you hit the nail on the head with your piece about the Globe.

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