The cbc does have its defenders. John doyle thinks we tories beat up too much on the poor little cbc. He doesn't think the cbc is the media arm of the grits. Well he's wrong. He talks about hiring Kory Teneycke, that's the first attempt at hiring someone who isn't a prtisan liberal for some time. The network's ombudsman has noted bias in the past in the case of the venomous heather mallick, who is still an employee of the mother network. Who is the counterpoint to her?? The cbc should be sold or dismanteled, not just because it is a partisan liberal network, but because it serves no useful purpose. Very few people watch its shows even with $1billion in state subsidies. If it is so needed, let investors buy it and support it. Many Canadians object to their tax dollars being wasted.
You should too Mr Doyle,
Fact is, CBC News has contorted itself in order to appear more populist, mainstream and appealing to everyone. It has been terrorized into avoiding any appearance of political bias. That is why Pastor Mansbridge stands around to deliver the news on The National, like a friendly fella hoping to see a friendly face and have a nice chinwag. That’s why there’s all that absurd chumminess on The National. Like when the Pastor talks to Neil Macdonald and they end up going, “Neil,” “Peter,” “Neil,” “Peter,” saying each other’s names over and over. That is why Conservative spokesman Kory Teneycke is now a CBC pundit, taking a verbal knife to representatives of the left. That is why CBC made more episodes of Dragons’ Den and promoted it heavily – it’s a capitalist Cinderella story for God’s sake. That is why CBC cancelled Intelligence, a show with a serious, subversive subtext about American influence on Canada. In the latter case, I’m totally speculating, and I’m just saying. But, you know, go figure.