Not only will Conservatives have to overcome the Liberals, they’ll have to overcome an entire media establishment machine desperate to crush Justin Trudeau’s opponents.
The Conservatives always face a headwind from the establishment media.
Having worked for two student newspapers and spent time among many people who now work for establishment media outlets, I’ve seen that – while most reporters and media workers aren’t consciously biased – most of them tend to be pretty left-wing people, and as a result the media as a whole becomes a generally anti-Conservative institution.
However, two things that took place in the past week have ensured that the level of bias is about to go through the roof.
First, there was Jerry Dias, the head of the Unifor Union that represents over 10,000 media workers, who announced that he and Unifor would the ‘The Resistance’ to the Conservatives and ‘Andrew Scheer’s worst nightmare.’
Then, there was the Economic Update on Wednesday, where the Trudeau government announced a $600 million taxpayer-funded bailout of the establishment media.
Notably, Dias has previously called on the federal government to give the media more taxpayer money, and now Trudeau has obliged.
So, what we see now is the already institutionally-biased media now beholden to a union leader who wants to destroy the Conservatives, while also now being heavily incentivized to ensure that the Trudeau Liberals get re-elected.
As you can imagine, this will take the level of media bias to unprecedented levels. If we were in the United States, people would be going crazy talking about “collusion,” except in this case it’s collusion between the Liberal government, a massive union, and the media machine.
This is what Trudeau had in mind when he said the next election will be the most negative ever. An unprecedented level of bias and attacks are going to rain down on everyone who opposes him.
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