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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Friday, July 29, 2016
Letter Reveals CBC Management Snooping on Staff
I have a CBC story that will shock you. Several weeks ago Nancy Waugh, managing director for the CBC Maritimes, sent an all staff memo to hundreds of employees in the region announcing that Ken MacIntosh was being made the Nova Scotia news director. This came as surprise to many of us because Ken is well known as somewhat of a bully at work and has never been a reporter or journalist. Most people at CBC Halifax assume his main attribute as far as management is concerned is his ability to intimidate staff.
After getting the mass email, one of the staff at CBC Halifax forwarded the email to several people outside the CBC. The next day the employee who forwarded the email was hauled into Waugh’s office and severely reprimanded for forwarding the message. It turns out CBC’s Halifax IT department was ordered by Waugh to open and investigate the emails and I-phone messages of every employee to find out who had forwarded the public announcement of major new appointment to CBC Nova Scotia’s management team.
The whole place is running scared. CBC management has made it clear that regular and frequent examination of emails is acceptable. A source in the IT department said there are strict rules about when and how emails can be opened, and that in this case none of those rules were followed. The IT department protested but CBC Halifax senior manager Caroline Lounsbury ordered them to do it anyway.
The whole affair shows how corrupt and out of control management is, not just in Toronto, but other regions. The “leak” involved an all staff memo celebrating the promotion of one of its own. The memo was even sent to the local newspaper as press release.
The employee was told that the act could be viewed as questioning a management decision. The employee was told that opening and scanning emails would now be a common practice.