Opinion

You, not the media, are the real boss

We in the media don’t run anything. We don’t affect public opinion. We don’t have the power Marshall McLuhan said we do. You do, you, the citizen. And is up to you to banish the likes of Trump and Leitch to the rock-bottoms from which they crawled.

Kellie Leitch, a Conservative MP desperate for both attention and her party’s leadership, declared that she would screen immigrants and refugees for ‘anti-Canadian values’ (whatever those are). On cue, and as Ms. Leitch clearly hoped, lots of politicians and media folks were apoplectic. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By WARREN KINSELLA

PUBLISHED : Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 12:00 AM

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