The CBC continues to operate in a wasteful, bias manner serving the socialist left wing mandate only while continuing to lose viewers and advertising revenues. Scandals continue. An unsettling, ugly anti Semitic movement has grown in the CBC News operation, history experts will know that this troubling bias can have devastating results for our country. Act now- contact your MP, the PMO and the CBC to stop this frightening socialist anti Semitic driven bias now.

Disgruntled CBC workers continue to confidentially share their stories with us, reports of management snooping, waste, huge salaries for select senior management, content bias, low employee morale continue in 2019 and we will expose these activities in our blog while protecting our whistleblower contacts. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us, read our stories and to find out who owns our for the Canadian people blog.

One of our most popular posts continues to be the epic Dr. Leenen case against the Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) yet where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the huge award and legal costs for this blatant CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers -this is a Perfect story for an award winning Documentary -ok - who would fund it and where would it air since the CBC owns the Documentary channel! Can you help? Please contact us.

cbcExposed continues to enjoy substantial visitors coming from Universities and Colleges across Canada who use us for research in debates, exams, etc.

We ask students to please join with us in this mission; you have the power to make a difference! And so can private broadcasters who we know are hurting from the dwindling Advertising revenue pool and the CBC taking money from that pool while also unfairly getting massive Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up Bell-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and visitors to cbcExposed continue to motivate us to expose CBC’s abuse and waste of tax money as well as exposing their ongoing left wing bully-like anti-sematic news bias. Polls meanwhile show that Canadians favour selling the wasteful government owned media giant and to put our tax money to better use for all Canadians. The Liberals privatized Petro Canada and Air Canada; it’s time for the Trudeau Liberals to privatize the CBC- certainly not give them more of our tax money-enough is enough!

The CBC network’s ratings continue to plummet while their costs and our taxpayer bailout subsidies continue to go up! In 2019 what case can be made for the Government to be in the broadcasting business, competing unfairly with the private sector? The CBC receives advertising and cable/satellite fees-fees greater than CTV and Global but this is not enough for the greedy CBC who also receive more than a billion dollars of your tax money every year. That’s about $100,000,000 (yes, $100 MILLION) of our taxes taken from your pay cheques every 30 days and with no CBC accountability to taxpayers.

Wake up! What does it take for real change at the CBC? YOU! Our blog contains a link to the Politicians contact info for you to make your voice heard. Act now and contact your MP, the Cabinet and Prime Minister ... tell them to stop wasting your money on a biased, failing media service, and ... sell the CBC.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Does this CBC Ad Violate Human Rights, Labour Laws?

Wanted: Male, 23-35, Any race except Caucasion, Non-union. Send photo and audition tape to the CBC.

So, employment law students, how many violations of the law do you see in that ad?

The National Post reported yesterday on an ad run by a recruitment office (Larissa Mair Casting) on behalf of the CBC, for a spot on a kids TV show. The ad included the above noted criteria. The story reports that, after complaints, the reference to “any race except Caucasian” was removed, but the other requirements I listed remain.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CBC Repurposes Advertisement As Programming

A recent radio documentary on assisted dying was originally produced for a company that sells customer-support software.

Last month, the CBC Radio program The Doc Project ran a documentary produced by an advertorial podcast company called Pacific Content.

The documentary, “‘Time is limited, let’s have at it’ — one man’s decision to die on his terms,” tells the story of a man deciding to go through with doctor-assisted suicide. It originally aired last September on the podcast Relate by Zendesk, under the title “Dying with dignity.”

The source of the documentary wasn’t hidden. At the end of the segment, Doc Project host Acey Rowe said, “That documentary was produced by David Swanson, Dominic Girard, and Shawn Cole from Pacific Content. It’s part of a podcast series called Relate by Zendesk. You can head to relate.zendesk.com to check it out.” Similar language was used on the website description of the segment.

CBC’s advertising standards state: “No advertisements may imply that the CBC/Radio-Canada uses a product or service, or advocates a point of view or course of action.”

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CBC goes ad free - for a cost

CBC said Monday it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they're released, see ad-free children's programing and see series not aired on the network.

"It is our hope that this new offering will entice an increasing portion of our audience to spend even more time with us each month,'' said Heather Conway, executive vice-president of CBC's English services, in the memo.

The broadcaster said it will cost $4.99 for the ad-free, premium version of the new CBC TV app.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CBC Radio numbers more important than content

I’m not surprised that many of my friends have abandoned CBC Radio. From what I can tell, traditional listeners are leaving in droves.

A friend of mine who’s also a former CBC producer tells me he used to listen to CBC Radio all day. “Now,” he says, “I listen very little. The personal storytelling and victimhood are irritating and are in much of the schedule.”

An insider tells me: “Over the years, management, at least on the English side, has devalued ‘intellectual’ content. They think it’s boring, high-minded, ivory-tower stuff. They want ‘stories’ — compelling if well-told, and cheap to do. The mantra at CBC Radio is, ‘Tell us your story.’”

The insider says the CBC’s commitment to a strong digital presence and online audience is one of the reasons behind the interest in storytelling above all else.

CBC Radio is fixated on building an audience by providing trivial entertainment. For many managers, numbers are more important than content.

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

CBC nominated 11th annual Teddy Waste Awards

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal Heritage Committee to tell CBC President, Mr. Hubert Lacroix, to end wasteful executive spending at the CBC.

CBC brass received a nomination in 2009 during the CTF’s 11th annual Teddy Waste Awards, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste. It was revealed that CBC executives expensed swanky hotel suites with butlers, spa charges, and first class travel around the world.
Read the full story here.

Friday, January 11, 2019

CBC too wasteful for public purse

If the CBC does not want interference from the federal government, they should refuse the funding they received of taxpayers' hard-earned money. 

The CBC has shown reckless disregard on waste and spending. Their style of journalism has cost taxpayers millions of dollars on lawsuits. 

The CBC should be sold to a private company to get them off our shoulders. There is no reason they cannot be financially self-sufficient.

Read the opinion piece here.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Is CBC sports on the brink of extinction?

CBC Sports, once a vital department, is now on the brink of extinction.

The conventional wisdom is this latest bloodbath — the third major staff reduction in five years — was precipitated by the loss of Hockey Night in Canada, the venerable franchise Rogers will control starting this fall.

The truth is, existential threats have been gathering like storm clouds over the CBC for more than a decade, especially in the fiercely competitive arena of sports media.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Did CBC win the Royal Wedding broadcast battle?

Millions of Canadians tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” But which network were they watching the ceremony on?

Overnight data from Numeris indicates that the big winner for the day was Bell Media.

The media company attracted an average audience of 1.1 million people across the seven-hour time slot covering the ceremony itself. That average is across the its three networks: CTV, CTV News Network and CP24. CTV alone took an AMA of 939,000 viewers.

CBC took in an average of 793,000 and another 202,000 on CBC News Network.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

'Just Say No' To Giving CBC $400M In Additional Funding

Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.

“Will someone over there finally take the side of the taxpayers and halt the convoy of Brinks trucks to the CBC?”

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Should CBC go advertising-free?

From its inception nearly a century ago, the CBC has been the object of animosity among private for-profit broadcasters, who resent competition in the market for audiences and advertisers from a publicly-subsidized service.

These days the complaints of unfair competition extend to newspaper publishers, who are desperately trying to reinvent themselves as digital services, scrambling to catch up with the migration of their advertisers to the internet. But the CBC has a powerful presence online, too, far exceeding its closest media rivals in Alexa rankings. And, as it does on television, the public broadcaster sells advertising online at CBC.ca, which puts it in direct competition with newspaper websites. The publishers protest that the publicly-funded CBC was never intended to compete with newspapers.

The solution to the CBC's "unfair" presence in media markets, one often proposed by the private media industries and their political supporters, is to either dismantle or privatize the public broadcaster by withdrawing its subsidies.

But a better resolution would be for the CBC to eliminate the main irritant and go advertising-free, not just on radio (something accomplished in the mid 1970s) but on television and online as well.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 04, 2019

CBC ratings are in the toilet

CBC gets about $1.5 BILLION per year in taxpayer funding.

As if that wasn’t enough, they also get private sector ads just like their competitors.

So, they get public money and private money, leading to a totally uncompetitive playing field.

And yet, their ratings are still in the toilet.

According to Numeris, out of the top 30 shows in Canada in terms of ratings between August 13 and August 19, 2018, not a single show was from CBC.

To get a sense of how bad CBC’s ratings are, consider that not even one of CBC’s highly-funded programs could beat reruns of Border Security, or Wheel of Fortune.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

CBC’s flagship newscast doesn’t have cohesion

Readers write to me about The National. That would be the usual thing if I write something about CBC’s flagship newscast. But readers now write to me regularly about The National, not just in response to a column.

Mostly, they complain. Often, they’re writing to tell me they’ve given up. They stopped watching because the hour of news is confusing and they don’t feel they’re getting a definitive, authentic roundup of the important news of the day. A constant complaint is that, at the top of The National, two or three stories are presented as the news agenda. Then other stories appear in the lineup, getting brief or extensive coverage, unannounced.

But The National is what it is. It has its list of priorities and is open about that.

What it doesn’t have is cohesion, nor does it offer the traditional attempt at defining the news tally of the day. If viewers are fleeing, that’s utterly understandable.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

CBC is too secretive and misleading

For years CBC has claimed, critics would say whined, that it has suffered from underfunding. CBC does need more money just to keep providing existing programming but the arguments the CBC uses to defend current or increased funding have clearly not worked. Why? Is it deliberate or a faulty communications strategy?

CBC claims to be open, transparent and accountable for the $1 billion dollars in taxpayers' money it receives. The $1 billion is spent on English and French radio and TV and miscellaneous other services. If more funding is needed to serve Canadian audiences, especially in TV, CBC needs to be far more transparent about how it spends its money and explain more convincingly why more dollars are required. The problem: CBC is too secretive and misleading.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Shame on CBC News

CBC News Refers to Black September Terrorists as Palestinian “Militants”.

Shame on CBC News.ca for today labelling terrorists from the Black September group who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics as mere “militants”.


Our public broadcaster should call terror by its rightful name and should not sanitize Palestinian terror.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 28, 2018

RCMP suspected CBC host was a communist

Newly released documents reveal that RCMP spies once labelled Rene Levesque "a suspected Communist."

Before entering politics in 1960, Levesque was a prominent host with the CBC's French-language television service, which came under close Mountie scrutiny.

The material released in 2007 revealed the RCMP's security branch closely tracked Levesque from his early career as a globe-trotting broadcaster, through his evolution into stalwart separatist and eventual emergence as Quebec premier in the 1970s.

The records made it clear the Mounties suspected the well-known commentator of being a left-wing subversive during his days with the CBC, but the newly released assertion he may be a Communist punctuates those concerns.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

CBC 2017 2018 performance dismal

The following data was taken from the 2017/2018 Annual Report that can be found in it's entirety here:

  • CBC News Network’s performance softened in the latter half of the fiscal year, resulting in audience share dipping below target despite strong audience levels in the summer from coverage of the British Columbia wildfires and the Canada 150 events.
  • Audience levels for the TV local 6 PM news ended the regular season below target and prior year due to softening across markets, most notably in Toronto and Vancouver
  • Our local digital performance was below target and prior year due to industry-wide impacts of reduced referral traffic from third party social media sites.
  • Despite year-over-year growth in many aspects of our digital offer, the number of monthly average unique visitors was below target due to industry-wide impacts of reduced referral traffic from third party social media sites
  • Results ended the year below target due to the continued softening of the advertising market and declines in subscriber revenues due to the ongoing cord-shaving trend
And as can be seen in the report ... many targets for 2018 2019 have been lowered.

Monday, December 24, 2018

CBC segment casts critics as dim-witted, delusional people

Critics of Ontario’s controversial sex education curriculum simply deny the existence of same-sex households and want children to remain completely ignorant of basic biology, according to a comedy segment recently aired by the taxpayer-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The Toronto-based Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) is among those who opposed the curriculum pushed by former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

A recent segment on the CBC comedy show “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” took aim at the CLC by name, displaying the group’s logo onscreen and having two cast members portray CLC representatives discussing the issue on a news program.

Instead of engaging with any of the real-life organization’s detailed objections to the curriculum, however, the segment casts critics as dim-witted, delusional people with a completely different set of complaints and goals.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 21, 2018

CBC wants level playing field

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, media producers and actors are once more calling for a tax on internet service providers and online streaming services like Netflix Inc. to fund Canadian content despite the Liberals’ insistence the federal government will do no such thing.

Submissions from all parties, including the country’s largest internet, TV and wireless service providers, agreed Canadians will increasingly use the internet to watch video and listen to music. No one disputes the internet is here to stay.

But fragmentation in new media has strained traditional business models of advertising and subscriptions, CBC submitted. At a minimum, it said the new rules should require streaming services, wireless carriers and internet providers to contribute to Canadian content like traditional cable and satellite players.

“This is essential to ensure a level playing field among domestic players and between domestic and foreign players,” CBC wrote.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

CBC Fails to Substantiate Claim

On September 26, HonestReporting Canada (HRC) asked CBC News to substantiate a claim they aired by a Palestinian “militant” who said that an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper shot and paralyzed his sister.

They asked CBC News if it could substantiate the claim that an Israeli sniper shot and paralyzed Raji Sebteen’s sister and if the CBC could provide context about the alleged incident?

On October 19, HRC received the following reply from our public broadcaster that altogether failed to provide any evidence to back up the claim.

Read the reply here.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Is the CBC considered to be left leaning?

They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation.
Very interesting poll we found.  Is the CBC considered to be left leaning? You tell us!

The actual poll can be found here.

Thank you for voting!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Votes: 4,954

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Is the CBC relevant today?

I believe that when the CBC began, it was absolutely essential at almost any cost. It was one of the only mediums of communication, and for many parts of Canada it was the only television available. It was undeniably a key means of getting information out from coast-to-coast, and held great cultural value in terms of defining Canada a country.  Unfortunately for the CBC, the world we live in today is not the world of yesteryear.

The CBC has consistently lost market share to their private rivals that do not benefit from a taxpayer subsidy. This fact alone dictates that people have voted with their television remotes already. The CBC likes to spin the government funding they receive (a fairly substantial $1.16 billion) by saying that it creates 3x that much for the Canadian economy. My response is that a private company could take those assets and do even better for the Canadian economy as a whole (as evidenced by their already more efficient business models).

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 17, 2018

CBC Comedy is crime against humour

If there was ever a textbook example of the terrible, bone-chilling things a government can do to humour, it’s CBC Comedy.

To be clear, I’m not talking about the general phenomenon of comedy appearing on CBC. I’m talking instead about cbc.ca/comedy, a section of the CBC website devoted in part to publishing satirical news headlines.

Although it’s existed for three years, chances are you’ve never heard of it. Because while CBC doesn’t publicly release its website analytics, all signs point to the site having utterly dismal traffic.

CBC Comedy’s social media accounts are embarrassingly devoid of attention. On Twitter, posts will commonly fail to attract a single retweet or like — meaning that they aren’t even being promoted by the writers who created them.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 14, 2018

CBC’s revisionist history

CBC payback: how Mansbridge’s people tried to kill Linden MacIntyre’s last story

“To develop a story that I’ve been disciplined and then apologized because I’ve been a bad boy is incorrect,” says MacIntyre, who tells CANADALAND he’s “annoyed” by the CBC’s revisionist history. The truth, he says, is that as soon as he saw his comments to The Globe in print, he realized that he had misspoken and immediately sent Mansbridge an email apology as a courtesy to a colleague.

MacIntyre further clarified that he stands by the gist of his statements about Mansbridge. His error, he says, was to carelessly juxtapoze Mansbridge and Gzowski with Ghomeshi, whose alleged crimes are extreme. “There was no intention to tie (Mansbridge) to a criminal,” says MacIntyre.

However, the main thrust of his statements: that CBC fuels a culture of celebrity, that this leaves temporary and contract workers vulnerable, and that Mansbridge is known to have acted abusively to his subordinates, MacIntyre does not apologize for.

In an organization still reeling from the Ghomeshi affair, this new incident has CBC workers questioning how serious management really is about creating a culture where abusive behaviour can be reported by anyone.

Linden MacIntyre also noted the dissonance between a CBC that claims it wants to create a safe place for its employees and one that continues to protect its stars and punish their critics.

Read the fulls story here.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

CBC journalists not grounded in reality

It was only a couple weeks ago that CBC News made the unfounded claim that it’s a “dilemma” whether musicians choose to perform In Israel.

Meanwhile, just yesterday, it was announced that Tel Aviv will host Eurovision 2019 and CBC even reported this fact, proving once and again that the biased pronouncements of our public broadcaster’s journalists not only lack objectivity and are not grounded in reality, but they are factually incorrect.

See the full story here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Poll suggests Canadians have no idea of CBC cost

The day Lisa LaFlamme debuted as Lloyd Robertson's successor anchoring the CTV National News, CBC bought full-page newspaper advertisements promoting its flagship newscast and anchor Peter Mansbridge.

Judging from a new poll, the public broadcaster might better have used the ad space to show Canadians how its money was being spent.

The Abacus Data poll commissioned by QMI Agency and published in the Toronto Sun, suggests taxpayers underestimate how much the CBC gets from the federal government while at the same time most think it's getting too much.

According to the poll, more than 80 per cent of the 1,003 people sampled in the online poll conducted in English Aug. 12-15 did not know the CBC will get $1.1 billion from Ottawa this year. About 25 per cent believe it gets only one-tenth of its actual grant and 21 per cent thought it was only $10 million.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Can CBC Justify Taxpayer Money?

CBC spent more than a million dollars defending a lawsuit that could have been settled with an apology. Most of that money we discovered this week went to outside contract lawyers. CBC enriched the law firm of Borden, Ladner, Gervais with almost $900,000 of taxpayers money when they could have settled the lawsuit with filmmakers Claude Fournier and Marie-Jose Raymond just by saying “I’m sorry.”

Oh, and of course, I forgot to add they hired the outside legal firm despite having 22 lawyers on staff. They do this all the time.

Any big organization has to deal with the problem of absentee workers, but the numbers from CBC show why they fought to keep this under wraps. While Stats Canada puts the average absentee rate at 8.9 days per year per employee, and the average public sector rate at 12.6 days per year per employee, it turns out that CBC employees play hooky an average of 16.5 days per year.

That number is not only staggering, it shows bad management. But this bad management came with a hefty price tag for the taxpayer.

Seriously, can you think of any good reason why Canada should have a government-owned broadcaster but not a government-owned newspaper or grocery store? Whatever justification that once existed for CBC, it no longer holds in a 500-channel universe.

Read more here.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The CBC is not a private company

When the Access to Information Act was passed in 1985, it was obvious to some that its terms could be used to hide, as well as to disclose information.

And that's exactly what has happened.

So Access to Information legislation is not only no guarantee for increased openness and transparency by government, but can be misused as a formula for concealing or obscuring information.

Nowhere is this more prevalent than within the CBC.

By keeping salaries secret, gratuities secret, entertainment costs secret, travel costs secret, absentee costs secret, the CBC is violating its mandate and should be an embarrassment for every CBC employee.

The CBC is not a private company. We all have a right to know how it spends the money taxpayers provide.

Read the full story here.


Friday, December 07, 2018

Claim that CBC encouraged testers to lie

THE Subway sandwich empire certainly gives a cluck about its oven-roasted chicken heroes.

The company claims Canada’s national broadcasting network encouraged man-on-the-street testers to lie about Subway chicken products in order to drive home an “erroneous” report that the meat was roughly 50 per cent soy.

In a hard-hitting lawsuit filed in an Ontario provincial court, Subway accuses the CBC, two producers and a reporter of asking the four testers questions about the chicken products that were “often leading and suggestive of the negative and false response elicited.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

CBC’S Gaza coverage sparks complaints to Ombudsman

Since the beginning of the year, HonestReporting Canada (HRC) has made close to 100 complaints to the CBC, over what the organization believes are unfair or inaccurate reports about Israel.

The volume is in part due to the fact that the CBC has so many platforms, including radio, television, its website and social media. But in too many cases, there is “a pattern of problematic reporting,” said Mike Fegelman, executive director of HRC.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

CBC reporters qualifications and actions are issues for Canadians to consider

The gruesome routine is familiar. Israelis are hunted down by Arab terrorists, and we are condemned for defending our lives. In the media, headlines focus as least as much on the murderers as on their victims, and when a knife-wielding Palestinian teenager is shot during his rampage, it’s referred to as a “summary execution.”

As is generally the case, many media reports rely heavily on political groups that press their agendas under the facade of expertise in human rights.

However, as is very often the case, the officials of these organizations have neither the information nor the professional credentials to make such judgments, and by giving them legitimacy, journalists are simply perpetuating the myths.

In many cases, the Canadian media is no exception to this pattern. In listening to CBC Radio news programs, we hear the same distortions, biases, and clichés found elsewhere.

The assessment of the professional qualifications and actions of CBC reporters, and actions to be taken in response, are issues for Canadians to consider. But the lives of Israelis are deeply affected by these distorted and harmful portrayals in the international media.

Read the full story here.