The ad below should be banned in Canada.  Not because I’m into censorship, but because state-owned and state-run media should be banned in this country. 

What kind of government competes against its own citizens for profits in business, or for attention to their state-owned TV and radio channels and the shows on them—including “news” shows—or to their state-owned web sites?  What kind of government competes against its own citizens with the citizens’ own cash? 

What kind of government blithely advertises with huge, half-page ads—the likes of which I only dream of being able to afford—in newspapers across the nation, and done clearly to steal TV viewers away from the several private, citizen-owned stations, to the state-owned, state-run, government media (news broadcasts, in this case)? 

Why would the state be in the business of competing against private citizens for news —or for absolutely anything at all whatsoever?

Why do Canadian citizens have to compete with their government? 

Is this Iran?  Venezuela? North Korea?  China?

This ad appeared in a major city suburban paper, in order to steal viewers away from private, citizen-owned news stations, and re-direct them to the state-owned, state-run government news.  In Canada.


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