Here’s wondering whether at least some major media have been spoken to, either by their corporate masters, or by other shadowy figures that lurk behind the scenes and orchestrate the media circus.
Notably at the March 16th rally in Newmarket — with the biggest turnout ever of supporters and with the prospect of lots of photogenic attractions including the on-site milking of a cow, kids and families, and placards, and the prospect of raw milk facing criminalization for the first time — not many local media sent reporters or camera crews.
This is in stark contrast to the situation just a few years ago, when we’d see representation from CBC-TV, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, The National Post and the Canadian Press — none of whom took an interest in the latest developments in the ongoing raw milk saga. Or did I miss some stories that did appear. Please post links in the comments if you know of some.
Kudos at least to Global TV for covering the event for their nightly newscast.
And let’s not forget that TVO has recently done a mini-doc on raw milk, and though it didn’t include anything from the Newmarket rally, TVO producer Liane Kotler was present throughout the day’s events.
So is it paranoia to think there might be some news-blackout conspiracy going on, to shut this issue out of the public consciousness this time around, or did the event organizers just do a not-that-great job with their press releases?