Press councils and organizations lik cbsa are fairly useless. I agree with Ezra.
I love writing for the Sun newspapers. But now, I love writing for them even more.
That’s because the Sun has officially quit the Ontario Press Council.
The Press Council sounds very official. But it’s just a club. It’s a group of journalists and public members who operate as some sort of pretend court, to hear complaints from people who don’t like what they’ve read in a newspaper.
They take the complaints, hold a hearing and then issue a ruling about whether or not the newspaper got it right or wrong.
It’s a combination of a complaints department and the Oprah Winfrey show.
And, just like Oprah Winfrey, press councils are politically correct.
The only good thing I can say about them is they’re voluntary. They do not have the power of the law behind them.