Globe & Mail
Campaign promises. Bah! There should be a rule preventing candidates from making them. Because they rarely, if ever, deliver
Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Some things I don't understand: What
Everyone seems to agree that democracy -- "a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives" -- is a good thing. But there's little agreement on which form of democracy is the best good thing.
Today, graduates of journalism school see the profession as just that: a job. A paycheque. A security. They do what they're told to do. They're not journalists; they're employees. They don't buck the corporate system. They're part of it. Newsrooms are turning into mere offices.