Unifor Representing Thousands Of Canadian Journalists
Calls Themselves ‘Resistance’ Against Scheer
LSN_Opinion Spencer Fernando
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - November 18, 2018 (LSN) How can Canadians trust the media if tons of media employees are represented by a group pledging to defeat the Conservatives? Jerry Dias – the head of the massive Unifor Union which represents over 10,000 Canadian journalists – is calling himself part of ‘the resistance’ to Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Here’s what Unifor tweeted: “Unifor’s National Executive Board started planning for the federal election today @AndrewScheer #canlab #canpoli”
We will #StopScheerStupidity ! @AndrewScheer” As Candice Malcolm noted, it’s a big problem: “This man heads a union that claims to represent 13,000 Canadian journalists. And he’s declared war against Conservatives in Canada. This is a threat to our democracy and a disgrace to the journalism profession.
Malcolm is correct. It’s dangerous, and it’s a disgrace. And it raises the obvious question: How can Canadians trust the media after this? We keep getting told by the elites that the media is ‘unbiased’ and that questioning the media is unacceptable. But how can the media be unbiased if tens of thousands of them are represented by a union pledging to destroy the Conservatives? It’s a total conflict of interest, and it’s why trust in the media is collapsing. People can see past the lies. People can see the bias. And people can see that Conservative Canadians never get a fair shake from the press. The bias is endemic, and it’s only getting worse, which is why websites like SpencerFernando.com are so important. Spencer Fernando
By: Spencer Fernando