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.
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, January 29, 2016
Exposed - CBC Executive Big Fat Expense File
Over 900 pages long, and covering between March 10, 2008 and June 6, 2015, and accounting for over $457,000 in expenses (over $72,000 of which was literally eaten in the form of claimed meals) from travel to food, to more travel, the combined Cochran expense reports paint what seems to be a shocking disregard for the oft-lamentably shrinking budget of the CBC, with tens of thousands of dollars spent personally by the big guy each year.
For most media outlets these days, caught as they are in the torrent of chaotic change that is the internet, the prevailing financial theory is “pinch every penny until it screams.”
The result has been, even in the halls of the great and powerful CBC, a distinct defunding of costly and complicated investigative reporting (or even quality content creation) in favour of cheap-to-produce and easy-to-promote panel programs, celebrity gossip reports, click-bait, promoting (whether overtly or covertly) consumer goods as reviews, and endlessly reheated press releases, give or take a comma or two.
Not quite so when you’re a big-wig at the Mother Corpse, it seems. Despite the last few years being tight/tense/downright heart-attack-inducing times, Cochran, and presumably those in equal or higher positions, seem to have made no effort to cut back on the costs.
The full article can be found here.