Majority of Conservative voters support defunding the CBC — but not attacks on media

The_Foxer

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Preferably, that extra cash should go to alternative media where we the peasants do always get the other side if the story. We get enough propaganda and lies and bullshit from the other two fake news outlets like CTV and GloBull, and not to forget print media also. Let's support the alternative media in Canada. I have had enough bullshit from those two Canadian TV news outfits mentioned to last me five lifetimes. :)
Well as i've previously noted i do support the idea of giving so called "alternative" media (which for the most part is just another name for smaller less funded media) a leg up. And i don't even mind seeing the more mainstream players have a bit of an easier time of it for that matter (toronto sun, NP, etc are good offsets to global and the star etc). But i don't think that should come in the form of giving them money. I'm more inclined to tax breaks and such. Things like letting them write off gear the year they buy it instead of depreciating it, allowing more tax credits for various things, etc etc.
 

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Well as i've previously noted i do support the idea of giving so called "alternative" media (which for the most part is just another name for smaller less funded media) a leg up. And i don't even mind seeing the more mainstream players have a bit of an easier time of it for that matter (toronto sun, NP, etc are good offsets to global and the star etc). But i don't think that should come in the form of giving them money. I'm more inclined to tax breaks and such. Things like letting them write off gear the year they buy it instead of depreciating it, allowing more tax credits for various things, etc etc.
No , no , no , the government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers . Our tax dollar should not be used to prop up failing investments , up to and including those deemed to big to fail .
 

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No , no , no , the government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers . Our tax dollar should not be used to prop up failing investments , up to and including those deemed to big to fail .
Well as i said i'm not in favour of using tax dollars to help any of the media. But you could use tax incentives and breaks to disproportionally help smaller media and give them a leg up. Letting people keep their money is not the same as giving them someone else's money.
 
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Well as i said i'm not in favour of using tax dollars to help any of the media. But you could use tax incentives and breaks to disproportionally help smaller media and give them a leg up. Letting people keep their money is not the same as giving them someone else's money.
Yes and make sure the stimulus is always on the side of those who report favoritably on the government of the day .
 

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Yes and make sure the stimulus is always on the side of those who report favoritably on the government of the day .
If it's a tax break, it's applied universally so that's not really a thing. And small targeted tax breaks tend to favour the little guy, not the big guy. But sure, i'm certain there's no legal issues with simply saying "you get a tax exemption for every positive story about the gov't".