Its 2017: 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. And now the new Trudeau Government has promised at least an additional $150 million dollars a year to this biased, wasteful government broadcaster. As is, Taxpayers continue to be hosed to the tune of 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!

cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about the "scandal du jour" and we will continue to expose their reports of waste, abuse and bias while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing CBC-HQ visits us daily to research our stories such as the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel 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 a 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 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.

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, not give them more tax money.

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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

cbcExposed - CBC only tells one side of the story

Letter to CBC Exposed 

The CBC’s Sunday Edition promoted a politically biased take on international corporate taxation.

Mr. Enright’s bias was on full display last weekend when The Sunday Edition ventured into the world of international corporate taxation.   Mr. Enright introduced Dennis Howlett, executive director of an organization called Canadians for Tax Fairness. Nothing was fully presented, backgrounds were unstated, journalistic methods were highly questionable, the facts were mangled and the objectives hidden. The interviewee, Dennis Howlett, is not a tax specialist, let alone a corporate tax expert. He’s a long time social activist who has held a variety of posts, including executive director of the National Anti-Poverty Organization. He’s been a relentless campaigner over decades for social justice, wealth redistribution and soak-the-rich government intervention. He’s a star in NDP circles. Mr. Howlett’s current and relatively new gig is with Canadians for Fair Taxation, which Mr. Enright failed to note is a union-backed front. Canadians for Tax Fairness has no staff to speak of and is funded by the National Union of Public and General Employees, CUPE, the postal workers and other unions.

The segment ended with a typical CBC public affairs show gambit: Mr. Enright said he had “repeatedly” asked Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to come on the program and discuss corporate taxation, but his office “repeatedly” declined. No wonder. The parallel would be to end an interview with a Moscow university professor who denounced the United States as an aggressive warmonger with a note that “we tried to get Mr. Obama to respond, but his office declined. In other words, no effort was made to get another opinion.

Here is the largest mistake in The Sunday Edition’s corporate tax report: More taxes paid by multinationals will in fact NOT reduce tax paid by individuals, contrary to the CBC's propaganda. The CBC's argument is simply wrong. Recent studies have shown in the U.S., Germany and U.K. that a significant share of the corporate tax paid by large corporations is paid by lower-income Canadians — in fact it is regressive to the extent corporations shift taxes onto consumers through higher prices. So people don’t see it, but they pay a significant share of corporate taxes either through lower wages or higher consumer prices.

The CBC is telling only one side of the story. The CBC is very left-wing and biased. Please investigate this piece of biased journalism, and have Mr Enright do a non-partisan report in correction. Please, Ombudsperson, investigate why Mr Enright is always so biased. Please ensure the CBC is more fair. Please reply to me.

Jon

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