Arts Cuts: Lying liars, and the reporters who don’t call them on it
On Saturday the Globe and Mail published a story deflating the myth that the Conservatives actually increased arts funding. The story was taken up yesterday in La Presse and then today in Le Devoir. Now I’m listening to CBC radio, and there is Tory candidate on the show repeating the lie and no one is calling him on it.
The back story? As a report from the Canadian Conference of the Arts points out, the Conservatives increased funding for culture, but it went to sports, citizenship and youth programs, and not to the actual arts and culture programs. The Globe’s article lays it out the best, and I’ll link to the actual report once I can find it.