Is this merely the self-serving reflex of the Pollyannas and Panglosses
of this world, insistently finding some silver lining in every cloud?
But as the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb pointed out recently in "The Panglosses
of the Right Are Wrong" (The Wall Street Journal, February 4), For almost every favorable statistic, an ornery conservative can cite an unfavorable one.
on the Globe editorial board, men who have all successfully trimmed their sails to run with corporate ownership, were actually able to survey the scene and conclude that "There is more variety and more competition in more media than ever before." Here in Winnipeg the choice is between two Thomson-owned papers and one Quebecor tabloid.