Rex Murphy's latest complaint about 'journalistic crimes' shows he's drifting into an alternate reality - 2020-10-25
It's becoming harder and harder to decide if Rex Murphy is slipping off into delusional self-parody, or just happens to be an ill-informed idiot.
The National Post columnist likes to spout strong views, and frequently poses as an expert in fields he has no experience in. Like racism. As an elderly white man, he has had no personal experience with it, so it was natural for him to write recently that Canada is not a racist country.
Now he's weighing in on journalism. In fact, he says the mainstream media in the United States and Canada are "practicing the single largest dereliction of (their) democratic function" in more than 250 years, a failure of "blatant, undeniable and massive bias" that he likens to the censorship of news in China.