What does David Pecker's board seat say about Postmedia's commitment to news? - 2018-08-24

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F0.png What does David Pecker's board seat say about Postmedia's commitment to news? August 24, 2018, Alan Freeman, Opinion, iPolitics

While Pecker was keeping his hands full with all this skullduggery, he found time to play his role in saving Canadian journalism. Because for all this time, Pecker was, and still is, a member of the board of directors of Postmedia Inc. That's right. Canada's leading newspaper firm, owner of dailies from Montreal to Vancouver, has on its board this paragon of the free press, the aptly-named Pecker.

I guess Canadians should be grateful to David Pecker. After all, the CEO of American Media Inc. (AMI) and publisher of The National Enquirer is a busy man.

Since mid-2015, when Donald Trump announced his implausible campaign for the U.S. presidency, Pecker got together with Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer and fixer, to bury the sleazy stories about Trump's sex life that they knew were bound to arise. According to legal documents made public this week in connection with Cohen's guilty plea in a New York courtroom, Pecker decided to come to the aid of his long-time buddy and use his company to buy the silence of women who would come forward with stories of their escapades with the reality-TV star.

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{{cite news | first = Alan | last = Freeman | title = What does David Pecker's board seat say about Postmedia's commitment to news? | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2018/08/24/what-does-david-peckers-board-seat-say-about-postmedias-commitment-to-news/ | work = Opinion | publisher = iPolitics | date = August 24, 2018 | accessdate = August 28, 2019 }}