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!

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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.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CBC's own lawyers say this isn't true

In November 1988, the Liberal Party of Canada went to court to force CBC and CTV to carry their attack ads against Brian Mulroney and his Progressive Conservatives. The ads used footage of Opposition leader John Turner taking on Mulroney over the issue of free trade during the televised leaders debates.

The networks claimed they owned the video footage in question and said the Liberal Party's use of it infringed on their copyright. The networks lost and were forced to run the ads; they were also turned down on appeal by the Supreme Court.

"It's a victory for Canadians, for broadcasters and for the political parties. And I mean broadcasters, because they should be relieved to be out of the position of having to censor advertisements of political parties," Allan Lutfy, chief counsel for the Liberals, is quoted as saying in the Nov. 16, 1988 Montreal Gazette.

Today the networks are trying to stop the use of their footage in attack ads once again and the Liberals are their handmaids. They claim this is about journalistic independence but really it's about censorship and stifling free speech.

Earlier this year the Conservatives released an ad attacking Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's position on terrorism and they used a clip of Trudeau reacting to the Boston Marathon bombing and telling CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge: "There is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded."

That quote, given exclusively to Mansbridge and CBC, has been used in countless newspaper stories, columns and played on TV. I've played it several times on Byline on Sun News Network. None of that is considered to be a bad thing, and CBC hasn't taken any action to stop it, but Mansbridge was upset that the clip was used in an ad and e-mailed CBC news head honcho Jennifer McGuire. McGuire decided she wanted the help of other networks to stop news clips showing up in attack ads.

McGuire enlisted the help of CTV, Rogers and Global in forming a common front to say that none of them would air ads that used material from news coverage without the express written permission of the broadcaster in question.

Unlike in 1988 they avoided claiming copyright and tried to say this was about ethics and integrity.

"As news organizations, the use of our content in political advertisements without our express consent may compromise our journalistic independence and call into question our journalistic ethics, standards and objectivity," the cartel wrote in a letter to all political parties this past spring. In response, news stories have claimed the government is considering changes to the copyright act or the broadcast act to make the ads legal. Several media outlets have lost their collectivist minds over this and have run stories claiming it is theft of intellectual property and a violation of copyright.

But even CBC's own lawyers say this isn't true. In her e-mail to gain support for this initiative, McGuire admitted as much.

Read the full story.

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