Keith Baldrey: Why do idiot bloggers, who have zero established credibility, take personal pot shots at reporters? Low self-esteem I guess.
Someone, almost famous, once said, "Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one."
Next week, students at UBC will be given a chance to own one. Although students currently fund The Ubyssey, it is by no means a free press. The paper's budget is controlled by student council.
The situation invites a few comparisons. Imagine the Social Credit (BC Liberals) government owning the Vancouver Sun. Or the federal government determining the Toronto Globe and Mail's budget. ....
.... there is no guarantee that something like that could not happen again. There is no guarantee the student's newspaper on this campus could not turn into a mouthpiece for student council. - Ubyssey March 19 1982 - Page 13 of 16
|Looks like the Press was shackled in 1982, too|
I told you not to vote Socred - Keith Baldrey