Welcome to my blog. I have been in the media business for nearly 30 rewarding years. The industry has been good to me, provided opportunity and financial reward, and allowed me to gain access to political, business and social contacts many people never enjoy.
My time in media has also led me to observe that most what has become known as the “mainstream” media has devolved into sound bite and false scandal driven race for ratings and circulation. That , and the reality that most journalists today, and I have hired, fired and known many, are largely innumerate, lack historical perspective, have little of no understanding of basic economics or human nature. By and large the default position of most of the media is socialism. And secular. And fashionable.
The result is more and more people turn to the Internet and blogs (hopefully) like this one (will hopefully become) for information, balance and perspective.
After years of producing columns for newspapers, in smaller Canadian markets, I have finally been convinced to jump into the blog world and post my opinions and views, and those with whom I agree, and particularly those with whom I take issue. My views are conservative and government is generally the problem and rarely the solution. Free men (and women) and free markets have done more to improve the human condition than any other system.
I do enjoy a good debate, and appreciate wit and pith in comments – but haven’t determined a commenting policy. In any case please read and forward to anyone who may be interested.