Militant Journalism: Who Controls the Media?

It is spreading among journalists.

Many young people are demanding that they too become fighters.

This is already very evident in their work.

Leaders of traditional media rise in the name of objectivity.

One of them said the day after the FPJQ conference, where the question stirred emotions, how could one participate in a demonstration against global warming and the next day, objectively cover the environment minister’s press conference?


We often assert the right to an honest press, saying that respect for facts is essential.

This is a sophistry, because the committed journalist will often tend to select only the facts that endorse his position.

Note, however, that militant journalism has been around for a long time.

But it expands. Look what happened Duty In a short time.

The question is whether it should occupy more space (no, in my opinion) and whether it is true that objectivity is a myth (no, in my opinion).

Have you noticed that these young journalists are exclusively demanding left-wing journalism?

It’s so obvious to them that they don’t feel the need to spell it out.

For example, would they protect a “resolute” journalist who investigates the negative effects of mass immigration?

This demand for left-wing journalism is based on their belief that right-wing ideas will dominate the media.

It’s very funny.

The Left firmly believes that the Right dominates the media. She always points to the usual suspects: Martino, Pog-Cot, myself. But there is no Fox News in Quebec.

The right will be concerned about the increasing restrictions on freedom of expression justified in vogue, the media, the arts, academia, etc.

All this raises a fascinating question: What is the dominant ideology in the cultural sphere and in the media?

Actually, to simplify, there is a political field and a cultural field.

In the political sphere, the case is being heard: Quebec, QS has only one clear left party, with a weight of 15%.

The rest of the spectrum is taken up by right-wing and center-wing parties, with some moderate left-wing populations.

The cultural sector is roughly made up of journalists, artists, teachers and intellectuals.

Who would deny that he is massively leftist?


Speaking of France, columnist André Perrin offers an experiment that applies to Quebec as well.

What do we often see? he asks.

“An intellectual who, when accused of being reactionary, denies it and proclaims that he has always been loyal to the values ​​of the left? Or a left-wing intellectual (…), who protests that he has been misunderstood and swears to his great gods that he has always defended right-wing, even extreme-right ideas? ? »

As they say, asking the question means answering it.

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