It's 2018 and cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about CBC management snooping on its employees, company waste, low employee morale, huge salaries and benefits for the President and other senior management, gender bias and other scandals and we will continue to expose their reports on our blog while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us and read our stories such as news bias, waste, the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the award and legal costs for this CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers take note-this is a Perfect story for an award winning Documentary!

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 Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up Bell Media-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and frequent 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 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 tax- payer subsidies continue to go up! In 2018 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 every 30 days with no CBC accountability to taxpayers as they continue with their biased news service serving only the extreme socialists and anti-Semitics. Wake up Canada!

What does it take for real change at the CBC? YOU! Our blog now 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, and ... sell the CBC.

Friday, September 21, 2018

CBC broadcast was devastatingly defamatory

                        Leenen v. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation et al

Defendants produced television program about safety of certain heart medications–Program implied that plaintiff doctor and research scientist supported prescribing of killer drugs, was in conflict of interest, received pay-off from pharmaceutical company and acted negligently or dishonestly as chairman of ad hoc advisory committee of Health Canada’s Health Protection Branch–Aggravated damages of $350,000, general damages of $400,000 and punitive damages of $200,000 affirmed on appeal.

The trial judge found that the words complained of did actually bear those meanings and that the broadcast was devastatingly defamatory of the plaintiff. He found that the defence of justification failed because many of the facts alleged by the defendants were not true. He rejected the defence of qualified privilege, concluding that, while the program was “of public interest”, it was not “in the public interest”, and was contrary to the public interest because of its real potential for harm by inciting a panic amongst patients suffering from high blood pressure.

Read the full judgement here.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

CBC Ignores Murder by Palestinian Terrorist

On the morning of September 16 in Israel, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed to death Ari Fuld, a prominent pro-Israel advocate and dual American-Israeli citizen, in a heinous and brazen daylight murder outside a shopping mall near Efrat, at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.

News of this attack was covered worldwide by the mainstream media. The attack itself was condemned by the U.S. and the EU, and Canada’s Ambassador to Israel, Deborah Lyons, also condemned the attack.

Here in Canada, the Globe and Mail, CTV News, Toronto Star, National Post (in print and online), and most PostMedia newspapers all covered the attack, prominently we might add, yet we have yet to see any coverage by CBC Online, Radio or TV.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CBC ad revenue spikes

CBC/Radio-Canada has released its financials for the 2016/2017 year, with the pubcaster seeing a spike in advertising revenues.

The pubcaster saw a 20.3% spike in advertising revenues across its English and French services for the financial year ended March 31, 2017.

All told, the CBC brought in $556.9 million in revenues and $1.09 billion in government funding. Revenues were less than expenses, however, which hit $1.72 billion ($1.6 billion of which went to television, radio and digital services costs). After expenses and non-operating items, the CBC operated at a net loss of $7.8 million.

Read the full report here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CBC asks for your income

How does the financial hand you’ve been dealt compare to that of your fellow Canadians?

Tell us about your income and we'll customize census data to give you an idea of how your situation compares to that of the rest of the country.

Seriously?  Take the poll here if you'd like to give your financial information to the State Broadcaster!

Monday, September 17, 2018

CBC’s pension ponzi scheme

The Federal Government recently announced budget cuts to the CBC of $27.8 million this year increasing to $115 million by 2014-15. The CBC budget for 2011 was $1.1 billion.

Teeth are being gnashed over the loss of staff and programming, but these cuts pale in comparison to the costs of propping up the CBC’s pension ponzi scheme. How will it fund its current pension solvency deficit of $801 million (2010), which is more than double the $382 million deficit the previous year?

In 2010 employees contributed $26.9 million while $51.2 million was added by taxpayers. The split is supposed to be 50/50, but CBC has chosen to ask taxpayers to fund the deficit without asking employees to contribute more. To properly fund the pension solvency shortfall, the CBC, under normal accounting rules, would be required to fund an extra $160 million each year over the next five years.

The CBC pension is a mature plan with more retirees receiving money from the plan (9,066) than employees paying into the plan (8,086). Every employee fired from CBC increases the cash required from taxpayers to prop up a plan that is flawed by design.

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 14, 2018

CBC’s headline effectively casts Israel as rogue nation

HonestReporting Canada takes strong issue with the highly editorialized word choice used by CBC editors in claiming that a “dilemma” exists for Lana Del Rey and other musicians who chose to perform in Israel. The headline above was featured in a September 2 article by CBC entertainment reporter Zulekha Nathoo.

The word “dilemma” is defined as follows (emphasis added): “a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones.”

The CBC’s headline effectively casts Israel as a pariah and rogue nation.

Importantly, the CBC article itself does not use the word “dilemma,” only the headline does.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

CBC ignoring single biggest complaint ...

Many media pundits have declared that TV is dying. Their argument: Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go and other Internet-TV services mean that traditional channels, cable and satellite TV, will soon fade to black. Why pay for a lot of channels you don't watch? The CRTC, fearing the worst, agreed and held a two-week long public hearing on the future of TV this fall.

CRTC released data (which comes from CBC, although the Commission has not acknowledged the source) showing that about one in three English Canadians now subscribe to Netflix.

CRTC also released CBC data claiming two out of three Canadians watch YouTube.

There is one noteworthy feature about the new TV services like Netflix, Apple TV and HBO's proposed Internet service that all TV networks and advertisers should heed: they are mostly commercial-free. Viewers have always disliked TV ads, especially in Canada, where the media economy is too small to create sufficient fresh ad copy.

Canadians are subjected to the most cluttered, repetitive TV advertising environment in the world. It is the single biggest complaint we have about TV but the CRTC, CBC and other broadcasters ignore it and instead of reducing advertising, they approve more minutes per hour. CBC's news channel now airs over 100,000 ads per year to generate less than $100 per ad, about what you pay for a classified ad in a local paper. CBC's main channel, having lost rights to NHL hockey, is on course to see its ad revenue cut by two-thirds and ad revenue will then cover less than 20 per cent of expenses, less if you count the expense of the sales department.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Conspiracy nonsense on CBC

Fred Litwin recounts how he became a JFK conspiracy freak at eighteen, and then slowly moved to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin.

I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak demonstrates how the left and the right have used the JFK assassination to drive home myths about power in America. There is also the persecution of a gay man prosecuted for conspiring to kill Kennedy, the ugly story of Oliver Stone's homophobic film JFK, an exposé of conspiracy nonsense on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a look at how the Soviets tried to influence American public opinion into believing the CIA was behind the murder, and the incredible secret why some JFK assassination documents must remain locked up forever. And a whole lot more.
 
PRAISE FOR I WAS A TEENAGE JFK CONSPIRACY FREAK
 
"As a young man growing up in the heyday of Kennedy assassination theorizing, Fred Litwin believed a conspiracy killed JFK.  And then he grew, and he studied and he researched.  The result is this volume, a thorough, cogent and meticulously argued case for a lone assassin.  A seasoned conspiracy skeptic will learn new things here, and a conspiracy believer open to looking at the other side could do no better than this volume."
John McAdams, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and author of JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy
 
"This is a great book for conspiracy buffs-and, more important, for those who debunk such theories. Fred Litwin does a terrific job in blowing up the myriad JFK assassination scenarios, not least in completely demolishing The Fifth Estate's decades-long efforts to "uncover" the truth. The CBC's lead investigative show is revealed here to be more than slightly unhinged." 
J.L. Granatstein, Author of Who Killed Canadian History?
 
"In Fred Litwin's marvelous book, he charts how he went from an early skeptic to someone dedicated to dissecting their arguments and carefully tearing them apart. He puts the final nail in the coffin of all the conspiracy theorists, who develop new ones as old theories are proven wrong. Everyone still concerned with JFK's death and thinks it's a mystery must read this bookThey will be glad they did."
Ronald Radosh, Professor Emeritus of History at CUNY, opinion columnist for The Daily Beast and co-author of A Safe   Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak

By Fred Litwin
NorthernBlues Books
Pub. Date: October 9, 2018
ISBN Print: 978-0-9948630-2-7
ISBN E-Book: 978-0-9948630-3-4
Price: $19.99
Website: Conspiracyfreak.com

Table of Contents

1.  The People of the Books
2.  Jim Garrison's Excellent Homosexual Adventure
3.  I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak
4.  Oliver Stone's Excellent Homosexual Adventure
5.  A Conspiracy Too Big?
6.  Did The CBC Solve The JFK Assassination?
7.  The Quest For The Holy Document

Launch Event - November 13th, 2018
You can buy tickets here.
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Does CBC care about local markets?

In the last half-century, waves of budget cuts and consolidations have transformed the CBC into a primarily national broadcaster. Regional directors have relatively smaller budgets and less control over them. Most stand-alone, regionally produced documentary and variety shows have disappeared.

Local news survived through it all, but barely in some markets, as it went through a bewildering series of Toronto-directed changes in format, length and broadcast times.

Not everything happens in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Someone needs to cover our city halls and legislatures, and if the private sector is doing less of that, having the CBC step up is important.

But it would be foolish to deny that the CBC beefing up its news operations locally and offering its digital content for free accelerates the decline of its competitors.

Read the full story here.

Monday, September 10, 2018

CBC host literally left stuttering with confusion

CBC stunned by foreign media view of Liberals’ NAFTA incompetence.

On Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Frank H. Buckley, Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, joined me to discuss his recent appearance on the CBC where he criticized the Liberals' incompetence during the NAFTA negotiations.


There were no fireworks or hysterics or arguments - the CBC host was literally left stuttering with confusion at a perspective that those in Canada’s media party, have never heard.

See the story and video here.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Ban the CBC from digital advertising

An ominous silence has fallen over the demands to save Canada's newspapers, even as more of their employees take the long walk into the abattoir of the industry's ambitions.

It was only 18 months ago that the Public Policy Forum report authored by Edward Greenspon - The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age - made a number of recommendations designed to halt the slaughter.

Chief among the recommendations was the establishment of a fund of as much as $400 million supported by a 10 per cent withholding tax on advertising purchased in foreign digital media.

Additional recommendations included - and some of us have long campaigned for this - banning the CBC from digital advertising and making its content available without charge to its domestic competitors.

We all know the age of print is over and that it would be foolish to subsidize it. But we know just as well that the cornerstone of democracy is freedom of speech. And freedom of the press to verify and disseminate that speech is necessary in order to discern what's true within an otherwise cacophonic maze of opinion and manipulation.

Yet by refusing to balance the online playing field by banning the CBC from selling digital advertising and eliminating its domestic copyright protection on news content, Canada is sustaining a public policy that can only end with private sector failure and a government-funded news aristocracy bordering on monopoly.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

CBC’s TV Ratings Are In The Toilet

Out of the 30 most watched shows in Canada between August 13-19, not a single one was from CBC.

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.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Stop taxpayers funding of CBC

Michele Walsh started this petition to federal government of Canada:

The CBC takes $1.1 billion annually of taxpayers money and Canadians can not afford this any longer. What does a television station like the CBC do to deserve our hard earned cash??

There are many Canadian networks that survive on there own, so let's sell the CBC. The CBC refuses to even tell us what their salaries are, not to mention the pensions they get. They "investigate" themselves for wrongdoings and are not held accountable for their actions.

Why are we tolerating this? Let's send a message to our government that we no longer want to bank role a dying network ...

This petition is now closed but you can read the many remarks of people who signed it here.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Pay extra to have CBC go ad free?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has submitted a proposal to the federal government requesting $318 million in additional funding in order to allow the public broadcaster to move to an ad-free model.

The CBC says the $318 million figure it is requesting will act as a “replacement” if the broadcaster were to eliminate advertising, noting it would require $253 million to make up for ad revenue and $105 million to produce content to fill the gaps in air time left open free of ads. Going ad-free would also save $40 million that would otherwise be spent selling ads.

The public broadcaster has faced a storm of criticism in recent months from executives of private newspaper companies testifying before a panel of MPs studying the future of media in Canada. Those critics have argued that, while the CBC is the the recipient of a five-year, $675 million increase in funding from the federal government in addition to its annual $1 billion largesse, its digital operations have taken away potential ad revenue from struggling private competitors.

Read the full story here.

Question ... what do YOU think?

Friday, August 31, 2018

CBC wastes taxpayer dollars on bad jokes

Kellie Leitch’s former campaign spokesman has launched an online campaign to de-fund the CBC’s satire project, CBC Comedy.

The site, www.thatisnotfunny.ca, was started by Michael Diamond, Conservative campaign strategist and principal at Upstream Strategy Group. It describes CBC Comedy as a not-terribly-funny and “lame” version of the popular satire site The Onion. It urges readers to write to their members of Parliament, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and CBC president Hubert Lacroix to call for the site to lose its public funding.

“Canada already has a lame version of The Onion, it is called The Beaverton, so why on earth do taxpayers need to fund a less funny version in CBC ‘Comedy’?” states the website.

The site argues CBC Comedy’s jokes tend to fall flat.

Diamond, who was Leitch’s spokesperson during her failed bid to win the Tory leadership, told iPolitics in an email that he didn’t pay attention to CBC Comedy until this winter when he noticed Twitter users complaining about the poor quality of the segments.

“I couldn’t help but agree, it is just not funny,” wrote Diamond.

Diamond said the website campaign is not about the CBC itself; it’s about “taxpayer dollars” being wasted on “bad jokes.”

Diamond said his goal is to build grassroots support which will force CBC to respond by disbanding “this giant and unfunny waste.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

CBC cancels its only remotely business-friendly show

Of course the CBC cancels its only remotely business-friendly show.

The national broadcaster continues to subsidize various programs such as The Current and The Sunday Edition, which have come to resemble graduate school humanities seminars on identity liberalism

But killing off the national broadcaster’s main vehicle for business news and commentary raises the question of whether the CBC was motivated by its growing bias against business people’s views of the world, which inevitably tend to be more conservative. No one cited ratings as a factor in the decision; rather, CBC management blamed budget constraints ...

However, budget constraints are a lame excuse. Everyone has a budget, which only forces management to reveal its priorities. The CBC’s budget has expanded sharply under the Liberal government, but it chose to divert funds into costly ventures such as The National, while starving other programs. True to its public sector roots, the CBC never trims employee compensation as part of its search to cut costs.

It seems more likely that On the Money was targeted because it was the last bastion of pro-business commentary (at least by comparison with other CBC programs).

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CBC goliath entering the on-line local news fray

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation operates as our national public broadcaster for both radio and television services. Its mandate is to reflect Canada and its regions to national and regional audiences, while serving the special needs of those regions.

CBC operating costs last year amounted to $1.7 billion, the large majority of which was funded by taxpayers like you and me.

However, I take exception to the unthinking use of its considerable financial muscle. In particular, I deplore that they’re directly competing with much smaller regional private enterprises who work hard to keep their businesses afloat, without external support.

A current example in our region that should concern us, is the move of “CBC News – Nova Scotia” to upgrade its on-line local news website, which provides free, continuous coverage of our provincial news.

Our national broadcaster holds nothing back in asking “How do you like our new format?” Or “We’re experimenting with a new look.” They even use their broadcast staff to author local news articles. And they don’t hesitate to feature video news footage that our local newspapers have no hope of emulating with their tight budgets.

Deliberately or not, CBC competes directly with the Chronicle Herald’s paid subscription, on-line local news offering, which has to be a key platform in the Herald’s future, as it faces inevitable declines in its print edition circulation in future years.

I’ m fully aware that competitive situations exist in the Canadian TV broadcast world, where CBC competes with CTV and Global, but these are well-financed players, with large markets, that can take care of themselves.

But news organisations such as our Chronicle Herald and its stable of small community news outlets, both print and on-line, are having a tough enough time as it is without having to worry about a Goliath like the CBC entering the on-line local news fray.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CBC funding not understood by majority of Canadians

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.

"This suggests there is clearly a lack of information amongst Canadians about just how much money the CBC receives," David Coletto, in charge of Abacus Data's team of strategists and consultants, told the Sun.

Read the full story here.

Monday, August 27, 2018

CBC has become a gravy train for elites

News media is undergoing a rapid and beautiful process of creative destruction: digitalization means vastly lower costs, fewer barriers to entry, and a wider variety of competing options for consumers to enjoy. Amid this innovation and weeding out stands the too-big-to-fail albatross, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

That begs the question: if the CBC is growing obsolete and people favour other sources, ones that do not cost the taxpayer, how is that a bad thing?

The truth is that the CBC has become a gravy train for elites, with the backing of government unions. These elites have managed to persuade people that they are desperate and hard done by, while the average salary at the broadcaster is $100,528 per year. That is well into the top 10 per cent of all Canadian earners and 23 per cent more than the average earnings of a private-sector TV employee, even before the CBC's luxurious benefits.

Not only are CBC employees overpaid, their performance has been questionable. Their advertising revenues have fallen 32 per cent in just the last year, and 12.2 per cent annually for the past five years. Those five years may have been difficult for the industry, but private broadcasters saw annual declines of just 1.7 per cent. On account of CBC's consistent decline, taxpayers provided 68.5 per cent of funding in 2015.

Read the full story here.

Friday, August 24, 2018

HRC Prompts CBC Clarification

Once again, HRC (Honest Reporting Canada) has prompted CBCNews.ca to amend its reporting and to publish a clarification notice to acknowledge Israel’s rationale for enforcing a blockade of the Gaza Strip, which ensures that arms (rockets, mortars, etc.) aren’t transported to Hamas terrorists.

Israel’s security concerns and its reason for implementing the UN-approved legal blockade of Hamas-run Gaza were not stated in an August 2 CBC News article about a Newfoundland resident who attempted to breach the blockade on a flotilla vessel.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The CBC Follies - Episode One

Head Honcho learns about the new cartoon series called "The CBC Follies" ...


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

CBC exposed: the book that shocked the media

CBC Exposed is a book like no other. It is both a "Political Book of the Year" and a Canadian Bestseller!

This book takes on the holy grail of the Canadian media landscape and lays bare the truth about CBC. Reckless reporting at the state broadcaster has ruined lives and cost taxpayers millions upon millions in settlement costs yet no one has ever been held to account.

This book does what the consensus media cowards are afraid to do, tell the truth about CBC.

Check it out on Amazon here!

Here are some customer reviews:

  • I've known about the CBC's bias for years. Good that Brian Lilley has updated it. Brian has gone beyond just the reporting bias to expose the financial rackets at the corp. He should write a new edition with a chapter on the 2015 election and the many hatchet jobs the CBC did on the Conservatives while promoting the Trudeau II cult. Also a chapter on the Duffy case would be needed, since Mike Duffy used to work for the CBC! (A point rarely mentioned!)
  • Brian Lilley at his best. A rare expose of a malignant Canadian institution which has long outlived its relevance, yet continues to devour $1.4 billion a year in public expense.
  • A must read for every Canadian taxpayer. For those who see the state broadcaster as a benign distributor of information, fasten your seatbelts and keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times - it will be a bumpy, albeit enlightening ride.
  • The Communist Broadcasting Corporation should be sold off or shut down. I have a friend who works there who says it is worse than even this book portrays.
  • This concise expose about the CBC merely scratches the surface of the wholesale corruption which has been going on far too long. I am particularly concerned with the CBC's insidious slanting of news, their innuendos about people who do not fit their particular profile of what they deem acceptable, their non-reportage of the ridiculous quotes and ideas put forth by their pet people. Most of my friends are lovely people but sadly, are intellectually lazy, and almost all accept the outright lies, and in some cases (i.e. Neil McDonald) the outrageous anti-semetic bile as honest reporting instead of distorted fabrications from a diseased mind.
  • This is an excellent book exposing how the CBC functions, and how the organization no longer represents the taxpayer who pays for it, but rather pushes an ideological agenda.
  • Brian Lilley does an excellent job exposing how the CBC wastes our $1.2 billion every year. Every taxpayer in the country who cares about where their tax dollars are going needs to read this. They waste our money spin the stories to suit their own agenda and they do not think they should be accountable to us the taxpayer. This book tells you every thing you need to know.
  • Because it DID expose the CBC, thanks to Brian Lilley.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

NCA CBC Privatization Statement

The National Citizens Alliance believes that the CBC should be sold off to the highest bidder because the broadcaster is a biased outlet for the federal government, and public corporations generally are a fiscally inefficient and irresponsible use of Canadian tax dollars. In addition, the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) establishes regulations for Canadian content on both public and private radio and television.


THE NATIONAL CITIZENS ALLIANCE SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING:

● Selling off the Canadian Broadcast Corporation to the highest bidder within 6-months period of forming government

Read the full story here.

Monday, August 20, 2018

CBC Censorship

CBC blocked a National Citizens Alliance video on youtube that exposes misinformation and spin from the CBC and other media outlets in their reporting of the Red Deer Protest 2017.

The Canadian tax payers subsidy the CBC, and yet the CBC is censoring Canadian tax payers.

Further, the National Citizens Alliance was within its full “fair use” rights to use excerpts from a CBC broadcast. We filed a dispute with youtube under fair use:

Fair dealing is a user right contained in the Copyright Act. Fair dealing allows you to copy from a copyrighted work, without the copyright owner’s permission, if:  the copy is for one these purposes: research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review or news reporting; and your dealing (use) is fair.

See the original story and link to the video here.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Do We Need the CBC?

The Road To Bankruptcy Is Paved With Good Intentions.

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. I believe it certainly justified its fairly high cost to the public purse in times past… wait for it… *sound of other shoe dropping*…

Unfortunately for the CBC, the world we live in today is not the world of yesteryear. I believe the current financial commitment in tax dollars to the CBC should be slashed much more dramatically than the current budget suggests (roughly 10%), because its importance to Canadians is vastly diminished relative to even 15 years ago.

Imagine what hundreds of millions of dollars could do in terms of plugging the holes in education, health care, or infrastructure? These are the priorities I believe most Canadians have, and the CBC, while a nice luxury to possess, is simply one we can’t afford any more.

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.

Read more here.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

CBC treats anti-oil comedian's diploma-ripping stunt as "news"

Scott Vrooman, who as a "spokesman" for the anti-oil group 350.org that was picketing 24 Sussex, treated his interview with me like a bad comedy routine.



Later that day, he videotaped himself ripping up his degree from Dalhousie because they refused to divest from oil and gas stocks.

Now the CBC is promoting this as serious "news."

See more here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Growing outrage towards CBC

There is growing outrage towards the state propaganda network CBC after they revealed that they had the Trudeau ‘grope’ story for months, but didn’t report on it.

The story – based on an editorial in the Creston Advance – had featured allegations that Justin Trudeau groped a female reporter. The editorial even featured an alleged apology from Trudeau.

It resurfaced first on social media (no wonder the Trudeau Liberals are trying to shut down free expression), and then to websites like this one and international outlets. Only then did the Canadian establishment media start reporting on it – and it took them almost a month to even ask Trudeau a question about it.

But now, it turns out that CBC had the story for months.

Read the full story here.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CBC has now become merely a state broadcaster

The CBC News Network announced last week it was cancelling its flagship business program On the Money, ending the tradition of covering business news in-depth since the all-news channel’s inception in 1989.

In Canada, the playing field remains uneven as competing private media outlets do not directly receive the public subsidies the CBC receives. The many friends of the CBC who believe it serves a national purpose should be free to send their own money to help fund it; they should not be able to compel taxpayers who are not receptive to the CBC’s business-unfriendly message to divert their tax dollars to its coffers. Once a genuinely national broadcaster, the CBC has now become merely a state broadcaster. The end of On the Money is just one of the last of many signs that it no longer represents anyone in the Canadian public willing to question the reflexive reliance on government to solve everyone’s problems.

Read the full story here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

OPP shuts down CBC's social experiment

CBC Marketplace caused a stir in Alliston when it started selling T-shirts bearing "white power" and "Make Canada Great Again" slogans in a social experiment designed to see how Canadians react to racism.

The reaction by some residents was to call the police when they saw a CBC actor selling the T-shirts on Victoria Street in downtown Alliston.

Nottawasaga OPP media relations officer Const. Harry Lawrenson confirmed the detachment put an end to the film shoot on Jan. 11 after receiving complaints from a couple of residents.

Read the full story here.

Friday, August 10, 2018

CBC has been the object of animosity

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.

Read the full story here.