John Doyle of the mop and pail likes the cbc. I wonder if he actually watches it. very few Canadians actually watch the CBC. Why should be forced to pay for this leftist nonsense. Doyle seems to have become a new grit cultural warrior. he underestimates the Tory base's disgust with the partisan cbc. Let the cbc be privatized.
On the face of it, the Conservative Party’s current obsession with the CBC borders on buffoonery.
But it isn’t. It can be seen as a ghoulish attempt to demonize the public broadcaster, to isolate it and, one suspects, an attempt to batter the CBC into compliance. Or one could imagine an even more ominous scenario: the possibility that the current battering is the minority Conservative government’s manner of preparing the public for a major cut to CBC funding and the eventual beleaguerment of the CBC as a fringe broadcaster.
In recent weeks the president of the Conservative Party of Canada wrote to the CBC to question its impartiality because of pollster Frank Graves saying he had advised the Liberals to “invoke a culture war,” and raising the issue of possible bias in the fact that Graves appears on CBC, and the CBC uses the services of his polling firm. Next, CBC was accused of helping to launch a “faith war” and “foment religious division,” thanks to an item on The National about a new book, The Armageddon Factor, by Marci McDonald, which explores ties between the right-wing religious movement and the current government.