Cheryl Baron's point is well taken [Headlines missed big news, March 6 Letters TIMES], but I am sure the reason is no real mystery to her or anyone else.
The mainstream media is the stepchild of the one per cent, and it is more a means of steering the debate than furnishing the unwashed masses with relevant information.
For instance, if you were to just read the mainstream media, you would think the occupy movement is over and done, even though none of the issues it was about have been addressed. In fact, it has gotten decidedly worse on all fronts, with our very civil rights and personal freedoms now being assailed on every front.
As Cheryl points out, is it any wonder why the government now wants to control social media and the internet, as well? They have seen the power of these communication tools unfold around the world over the past few years. China has already dealt with it, and now it is our turn.
Big Brother is here. We have seen his face, and all have felt King Stephen's oppressive hand every day of his rule, especially since getting a majority.
Stephen Harper has said, "You won't recognize Canada when I am through with it."
Those dismal words are the only words that have ever come out of his mouth that I truly believe he meant. He is dismantling the Canada that we were all so proud of - and which the rest of the world not only respected but envied - brick by brick.
Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge