End the Lockdown Protests in Toronto are Getting Bigger

Free the north: Toronto’s biggest anti-lockdown protest yet

For the fourth Saturday in a row, Ontarians descended upon Queen’s Park in Toronto to demand that they be treated like… oh, I don’t know… adults?

FULL REPORT from David Menzies: https://bit.ly/3cIJ3Er

Doug Ford insulted his own base (even Trudeau doesn’t do this!)

Doug Ford’s “yahoos” didn’t appreciate the attack.
FULL REPORT from David Menzies: https://bit.ly/3cKcrdB

Advice for YouTube Advertising Partners

The current state of advertising on YouTube seems to be in chaos, especially for creators of controversial content.  I am reminded of the early days of television, when the preferred mode of advertising was print media (ie. newspapers).  As a result, pioneers in television broadcasting had an opportunity to attract business from print advertisers (watch the video, below).  In the very early days of TV, shows had sponsors, and the personalities in the shows plugged the product, during the show–similar to how product positioning is used in modern movies.

Did you know that “soap operas” got their name because the afternoon TV shows were sponsored by the makers of laundry detergent?  Of course, this was back in the day when married women often didn’t have the luxury of working outside of the home.  Shows like “Days of Our Lives” or “The Young and Restless” were often preceded and followed by sponsor messages from companies like Oxydol.

So, if you have built-up your YouTube audience, why contact companies directly for sponsorships?  This is a FANTASTIC way to help nail down the lid on the coffin for the lamestram media.


Hey YouTubers! If You are Whining About Lost Ad Revenue, Listen Up.

The video shown below is a TV ad from the early days of television, before adverstisers took TV very seriously. The legacy media are losing money–if they weren’t, they wouldn’t care which YouTube videos were placed next to their ads.

If you have been whining about the sudden loss of ad revenue, it is time to put on your grown-up pants and take advantage of the opportunity that is before you.

Besides, if you are running a “truther” channel, isn’t hypocritical to accept money from corporations of which you do not approve?


A History of Canadian Television

I grew up with CKCO-TV on the TV dial… I highly recommend Millenials and Generation Z people to watch this, to gain a better understanding of the impact that allowing the media to become centralized has had. This station served a fairly conservative segment of the country, largely populated by German immigrants and farmers. Note the lack of fat people in the clips.