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, November 16, 2018

CBC political contributions to politicians


Episode six of the CBC Follies - Political contributions to politicians

Thursday, November 15, 2018

CBC Exposed presents: Fifth Estate Follies


The CBC was ordered to pay close to $1 million in damages to medical scientist Dr. Frans Leenen of the University of Ottawa because of a story that ran on the investigative program the fifth estate. 

It was also told to pay another $200,000 in damages to a Toronto cardiologist, Dr. Martin Myers. 

The two doctors had sued the CBC over a story about the safety of heart medication that had been broadcast in 1996. 

They accused the investigative report of being malicious, unfair, defamatory and sensationalized.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

CBC News accused of spreading disinformation and mistruths

A non-profit preventive medicine company founded by Calgary Flames co-owner Allan Markin is suing the CBC for what it claims is a series of defamatory articles.

Pure North S’Energy Foundation is seeking $6 million in damages from the national broadcaster and two of its reporters, Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell.

In its statement of claim, filed in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench, True North says it has repeatedly asked the CBC to remove from the Internet what it says are inaccurate articles.

“Pure North’s reputation and work has been severely damaged as the result of an unrelenting broadcast campaign by the CBC and the reporters through various media which has had the result of damage to Pure North by spreading disinformation and mistruths about Pure North’s operation and practices,” it states ...

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CBC Fails to Identify Dead Palestinians as Terrorists

Yesterday evening Israel time, a gunfight erupted when undercover Israeli special forces had their cover exposed by Hamas terrorists when carrying out an intelligence gathering mission in Gaza.

In the ensuing battle, six Hamas terrorists were killed, including a senior commander of the group’s tunneling operations. The seventh Palestinian who was killed was a member of the Popular Resistance Committees according to AFP. An Israeli solider was also killed in the raid. Subsequently, Palestinian terrorists fired over 80 rockets and mortar shells at Israel, several which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

In covering the violence which many fear may put Israel and Hams on the brink of war, CBC Radio and TV produced news reports which failed to mention that the seven dead Palestinians were all terrorists. Accordingly, CBC viewers and listeners may have come to the wrong conclusion that Israel killed seven presumably innocent Palestinian civilians.

Read the full story here.

Monday, November 12, 2018

CBC Ombudsman says CBC journalists were wrong

The complainant, Jean-Paul Murray, Secretary of The Gatineau Park Protection Committee, thought there were errors and omissions in two CBC Ottawa pieces concerning the impact of bylaw changes on the integrity of Gatineau Park. He thought they downplayed the potential dangers and were biased in favour of the private landowners. There were an unacceptable number of errors and a lack of context.

Precision of language and informed and adequate context, all contribute to the accuracy and fairness of a piece. There were three errors in two pieces on the same subject. I acknowledge one was a live radio interview and the other was an article. Nevertheless, I consider that a disappointing outcome. It concerns me that there was not a broad enough understanding to be able to interpret the information gleaned from the National Capital Commission, which was a source for the numbers. Ms. Zowdu (Managing Editor for CBC Ottawa) agreed that in the case of the date when acquisition of property began, the location of one property and the issue of right of first refusal, CBC journalists were wrong. Committing this number of errors undermines the integrity of the work and does not meet CBC standards.

That brings my comments back to where I started - I think this story was under-researched and failed to meet CBC’s standards of accuracy and provide the necessary clarity to help citizens understand the facts.

Read the full report here.

Friday, November 09, 2018

CBC Fifth Estate film found at fault

Fifth Estate film found at fault for unfounded facts and false impressions


If you thought that headline was a mouthful, try swallowing a damages award of $950,000 and a costs award over $800,000 as the CBC had to in the libel lawsuit brought by Dr. Frans Leenan. 

After winning his case in Ontario's Superior Court, Dr. Leenen said, 'Four years ago we proposed to settle this law suit for $10,000 and an on-air apology. It was refused...The Fifth Estate persisted and took me through 10 weeks of trial.' 

The trial judge awarded very high damages for libel against The Fifth Estate and the CBC as well as individual reporters and producers. The CBC appealed.

Read the full story here.


Thursday, November 08, 2018

Why was CBC reporter hired by National Defence

NDP MP Charlie Angus is asking CBC’s ombudsman to review its policy for protecting confidential sources, given the situation around the government’s hire of the journalist at the centre of the criminal case against Vice Admiral Mark Norman.

“I urge you to examine this case and consider policy options to firm up confidence in the Corporation and ensure that protections for sources are maintained even after a journalist leaves their post,” says Angus’s letter, dated Oct. 26.

CBC reporter James Cudmore wrote stories in the fall of 2015 that contained leaked cabinet confidences, including a crucial story on Nov. 20, 2015, revealing that a cabinet committee had decided to delay a naval project with Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding.

Mere weeks after his story on Vice Admiral Mark Norman, CBC reporter James Cudmore joined the Defence Minister's office as an adviser.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

CBC executive vice-president term has been turbulent

On Monday, when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced that Heather Conway, its executive vice-president of English-language services, would be stepping down next month after five years on the job, it deployed the bureaucratic boilerplate that she was leaving “to pursue other opportunities.”

She may just be seeking an opportunity to regain her equilibrium.

Every media organization these days is tempest-tossed: Global TV’s chief programmer left last week and will not be replaced; the head of Rogers Media’s sports division left the week before, and that company is in the midst of shedding its magazine division. But even though CBC is sheltered from most of the economic effects of the industry upheaval, Ms. Conway’s term has been an especially turbulent one, characterized by falling TV audiences, staffing cuts and an avalanche of human resources crises triggered by the Jian Ghomeshi scandal four years ago.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

The CBC Fifth Estate’s Efforts Demolished

Please join us for the book launch of I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak.

There will be a short 20-minute video, followed by a lecture on the book. There will also be a Q&A session, and food and drink.

Fred Litwin recounts how he became a JFK conspiracy freak at eighteen, and then slowly moved to believing that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. This book demonstrates how the left and the right have used the JFK assassination to drive home myths about power in America. There is also the incredible persecution of a gay man prosecuted for conspiring to kill Kennedy, the ugly story of Oliver Stone’s film JFK, an exposé of conspiracy nonsense on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, how the Soviets tried to influence American public opinion into believing the CIA was behind the assassination, and the secret reason why JFK documents must remain locked up forever. And a whole lot more.

“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?

Get your tickets here.

Monday, November 05, 2018

CBC Scandal: Alleged NDAs and Hush Money


The media in Canada has known about this for over a year. I was recently let go from a contract with the National Post after my reporting prompted Peter Mansbridge's lawyers to file a cease and desist letter. This story is not about Mansbridge having inter-office flings. Nobody has said those affairs were not consensual. What's important is that it looks like those affairs are protected by non-disclosure agreements that include paying the women involved with Mansbridge hush money. This is an open secret, but lawyers and crisis management firms are not letting the story break. Hopefully this video can quicken the process.

Copied from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11eRKZCGy_Y

Friday, November 02, 2018

CBC News Fails to Substantiate Claim

On September 26, HonestReporting Canada (HRC) asked CBC News to substantiate a claim they aired by a Palestinian “militant” who said that an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper shot and paralyzed his sister.

We asked CBC News if it could substantiate the claim that an Israeli sniper shot and paralyzed Raji Sebteen’s sister and if the CBC could provide context about the alleged incident?

The only information relied upon by the CBC are subjective and partisan claims made by a self described Palestinian “militant” who says he’s involved in “non-violent resistance”. An allegation of this variety, must be backed up by facts. CBC News has not sourced any evidence of any kind: no news reports, police reports, IDF or Palestinian Authority investigations, medical reports, legal documents, insurance reports, and testimony of potential eye witnesses. CBC doesn’t know the exact date the incident is alleged to have happened, nor the exact location. What was the name of the soldier in question? CBC doesn’t know. What is Raji Sebteen’s sister’s name? Has the CBC interviewed her? Has the CBC confirmed that she is in fact paralyzed?

Read the full story here.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

CBC needs money but money doesn't buy smarts

You don't have to be Canada's Smartest Person – something CBC decides for us – to know that CBC/Radio-Canada needs more money to do its job, fulfill its mandate. 

But it's not just money the CBC needs. It's a dose of common sense and it needs a reminder that, while it's a special service, it cannot be remote from the principle that it is indeed a service. It's not an institution to be exploited by those it employs to fulfill their most base instincts.

But while CBC is in a better relationship with this government, it is not necessarily in the best phase of its relationship with the paying public. 

CBC needs money but money doesn't buy smarts any more than it buys class.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CBC fans can't explain this riddle to themselves

With So Many Scandals, Why Should We Save the CBC?

The Pandora's box of bad behaviour has damaged the CBC brand. It is still unclear what barometer the public broadcaster utilizes to discern which lines can and can't be crossed. 

The CBC struggles to reach younger audiences, and to remain competitive. These scandals in of themselves won't sink the CBC. But they erode confidence in the national institution.

The CBC brass need to pay attention to the general public's growing apathy towards an institution too often in the news for the wrong reasons. Uncomfortable corporate silences. Lingering questions. Unanswered inquiries. CBC fans can't explain this riddle to themselves, much less to lukewarm listeners.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Why is CBC paying huge royalty fees?

Stephen Maher, columnist for Postmedia, noted that CBC was moving into his line of work, paying for columnists to pontificate on national affairs. Responding to a column posted online by Mark Critch, one of the mainstays of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Maher asked on Twitter, “This is good, but why is CBC hiring online columnists? I don't see that in the broadcast act. What is the mandate?”

Why indeed.

Unfortunately this is not the first column by Critch, or anyone else, on the CBC website, nor will it be their last foray outside of their mandate.

CBC is required by Parliament to provide television and radio services across Canada. Somehow along the way they have veered off of that mandate into many different areas. Political columns, one of the real draws for media websites fighting in a sea of headlines, don’t belong on the CBC website, but then again neither does the massive collection of news stories, purchased from Canadian Press and other wire services with your money and given away for free on CBC.ca.

Speaking of giving things away for free, why is CBC paying huge royalty fees to operate a series of online radio stations that compete with streaming services from Google, Apple, Rdio or Songify?

Read the full story here.

Monday, October 29, 2018

CBC host accused of smear job

Maxime Bernier is furious after being interviewed by the CBC — and he may have a point.

After a CBC interview aired Sunday, Maxime Bernier’s Twitter account launched into an angry rant, accusing host Wendy Mesley of a “smear job.”

The tweets linked to the video, arguing that Mesley fabricated a story “about a libertarian conspiracy funded by US billionaires, and implies with her repeated questions about it that I violate Canadian electoral laws.”

Read the full story here.

Friday, October 26, 2018

CBC story recklessly false

THIS CBC STORY IS RECKLESSLY FALSE (UPDATED A RECORD THREE TIMES) 

The story simply does not back up the shocker of a headline, that the federal government is “threatening” critics of Israel with criminal charges. The screed is loaded with phrases and words like “could,” “would be,” “if,” “appears,” and so on. There is no proof, anywhere, that Ottawa has charged a single person or group.

That’s not all. The CBC piece even alleges that groups and individuals are under illegal surveillance, without offering an iota of proof.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

CBC series is pure bunk

CBC’s fictional Mennonite mob drama “Pure” wrapped up its initial run this week, and Mennonites who’ve seen the show won’t be shedding any tears if it doesn’t get picked up for a second season.

Barb Draper, editorial assistant at Canadian Mennonite Magazine and member of Floradale Mennonite Church, says there’s a sense of dismay from modern Mennonites at the inaccuracies in the show.

She’s heard from those who’ve watched the full season that it’s disappointing to see them get the accents, clothing, buggies and even the church’s architecture wrong.

And there’s concern those who are unfamiliar with Mennonites here in Ontario will believe what they see on TV.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CBC slapped with with a $282 million defamation lawsuit

Subway’s Chicken Is Still Half-Fake: TV Network Stands by Its Investigation.

In March, all of North America collectively cringed when an investigative media report found that the chicken served in Canada’s Subway sandwiches and salads was made of only 50 percent chicken (along with 50 percent filler and additives). Since then, Subway has slapped the Canadian Broadcasting Company with a $282 million ($210 million USD) defamation lawsuit and vehemently denied all claims, counteracting the damning laboratory results with lab tests of their own.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CBC Fake News latest example

CBC is supposed to be a public service. We all pay for it through our taxes. That means the CBC is supposed to represent all Canadians.

Of course, CBC regularly puts forth a massively biased, pro-Trudeau agenda. The coverage is often fawning and weak, and seems less like the media and more like Trudeau’s own personal propaganda service.

You could even call it Fake News.

The latest example of this CBC Fake News is the preview of Canada: The Story of Us.

Considering the majority of Canadians don’t support Trudeau, it’s hard to imagine how CBC could rationally justify using him as the front-man for their upcoming documentary.

CBC putting Trudeau front and centre turns a preview for something that could be positive into a foolish propaganda piece. It shows that CBC is less interested in acting like a public service, and more interested in serving the agenda of the state.

CBC pushes a politically correct, pro-big government agenda, while sucking up over $1 billion in taxpayers money.

Read the full story here.

Monday, October 22, 2018

CBC does fake news on purpose

When word got out a few weeks ago that Quebec was lowering its drinking age to 14 (12 if the youngster is with a parent), there was outrage - and, in some circles, glee. People took to Twitter and other online forums to express their strongly held opinions. If the story seemed unbelievable, the fact that the original interview on the topic linked back to a CBC Radio Web page - and sounded very much like a CBC Radio interview - seemed to lend it some credibility.

The story, of course, wasn't true. It emerged from an upcoming segment on CBC Radio One's satirical current affairs show This Is That.

In its first season last summer, the parody - which undeniably sounds a lot like other CBC interview shows, mirroring that tone of objective, earnest inquisitiveness and story choice with uncanny accuracy - got the phones ringing at the CBC.

To make the spoof work, they work hard to match the feel of a CBC Radio interview show, from the content to the tone to the music stings.

"In some ways, because that tone of the CBC is such a recognizable tone, you can get pretty outrageous with a story and people will still often kind of think: 'Well it's the CBC, so it must be true,'" ...

This raises the question: Does such a show belong on the public broadcaster, whose flagship programs are based on the news and current affairs?

Read the full story here.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fake News CBC Quietly Changes Article Headline

CBC has been known to publish biased left wing content which officials now call fake news.

The Canadian taxpayer funded media quietly changes their headline to a less aggressive one after Trudeau went on air to comment on the child separation problem at the Mexican border.

See full story here.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

CBC should engage in some fact checking in world of Fake News

Environmental filmmaker Andrew Nisker who calls himself an environmental activist, probes the manicured world of golf seeking answers to his many questions about the cause of a particular cancer and the source.

On Thursday March 2, 2017 at 8 PM on CBC-TV a documentary from The Nature of Things with David Suzuki called “Dad and the Dandelions” questions a connection between playing golf and cancer.

In the promotion of the show Nisker states “at a golf industry trade show he sees the array of chemicals on offer to achieve that championship perfection. To his surprise, he hears at the show that golfers have consistently shown resistance to caring about any health or environmental impacts of their sport”.

Cancer and the causes are very complex and to target golf courses specifically in a world where anything can be toxic is a stretch. In this world of “Fake News” CBC should engage in some fact checking to ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of a story before going to air.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CBC Investigation Much Ado About Nothing

I can think of few criminal cases that exposed Canada’s racial divide more than the Colten Boushie case has.

On Tuesday, the Civilian Review & Complaints Commission for the RCMP announced they have initiated an investigation of the RCMP’s original investigation to determine if it was conducted reasonably and whether race played a role.

That afternoon CBC published an online report with the headline, “RCMP ‘sloppy’ and ‘negligent’ in investigating Colten Boushie’s death, say independent experts.”

The report quotes several “independent” experts who concluded the RCMP investigation was seriously flawed and the organization “needs a lot more training.”

Were there errors and oversights made during the Colten Boushie shooting investigation?

Absolutely.

Did those errors impact the result in the Gerald Stanley murder trial?

“The experts CBC consulted agreed that errors were made, but did not conclude it would have changed the outcome of the trial.”

Not likely.

So what was the point of the CBC article?

Retired Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Sergeant Tom Anderson thinks he knows.

Just another example of race baiting by Canada’s Federally funded news agency says the retired Homicide Sergeant.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CBC Fake News - Trump Win Crashed Site

As expected, the nonsense fake news story from Canada's state broadcaster (CBC) about President-Elect Trump's election victory crashing Canada's immigration web site is crashing on its own.   Why did the CBC run with the fake news story?

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An immigration website that was supposedly overwhelmed by Americans wanting to flee to Canada because of a Trump presidency was more likely brought down by foreigners scrambling to get a basic travel document before a deadline.
CBC News has learned that the website for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada was already in trouble hours before Donald Trump's victory became clear on Nov. 8, the day of the U.S. presidential election.
That's because foreign travellers faced a Nov. 10 deadline to obtain so-called "electronic travel authorizations" online before they could fly into Canada. They apparently flooded the website before that deadline to pay $7 online for electronic delivery of the mandatory travel documents, known as eTAs.
... In fact, a CBC investigation showed that the website itself had design flaws and wasn't properly tested before going live.

Read the full discussion here.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Protest against CBC’s editorial policy


Equipped with signs featuring statements made by Canadian imams on wife beating and killing the non-Muslims, the protesters walked through Bay Street to CBC building at Front Street where they chanted the slogans “CBC – fake news” and “defund CBC”.

The organizers told CIJnews that they wanted to protest against CBC’s editorial policy that according to them intentionally ignores expressions of hatred by Canadian imams, such as statements that publicly condone wife beating, marital rape and prayers to Allah to give victory to Muslims over the disbelievers and to “slay them one by one.”

Read the full story here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The CBC is a great source of fake news

Surprisingly there may be more fake news in Canada than in the USA. In Canada, a few corporations control all the news. There is very little competition to force them to be honest. So, Canadian news media report their own bias and prejudices, including their own self interest.

The CBC is a great source of fake news. The CBC controls the news across Canada. “CBC/Radio-Canada’s reach is 87%… of Canadians (who) watch or listen to something from their public broadcaster every month.”

But the CBC is our champion you say, an honest source of news in a commercialized world. Let me give you an example of how the CBC reports Fake News.

How could the President of the CBC cheat on his expense claims and CBC printed just two stories exonerating him.

Here’s what happened. The CBC President claimed the same $30,000 in expenses twice. He tried to hide the facts but the story got out. CBC barely covered the story twice, using their own reporters who would be easy on their boss.

With the help of sympathetic big media, the story died.

At the same time, when it served their purpose, the CBC went all out to report the phony $90,000 expense scandal of Senator Mike Duffy. I say phony because the judge at trial said it wasn’t true. Despite the lack of evidence, the CBC broadcast story after story painting Mike Duffy as a greedy, evil person who cheated Canadians.

Mike Duffy-as-crook fake news stories became a daily fixation for the CBC. They disparaged him for his weight, heart disease, his cottage on Prince Edward Island. The CBC dug up every old story and rumour and piled it on.

After a long and sensationalized trial, the court exonerated Mike Duffy. He was innocent of all charges.

The CBC never apologized.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

CBC continues to spread disinformation

The Canadian Shooting Sports Association did a superb point-by-point takedown of a CBC video on gun laws packed with errors, misleading suggestions and possibly a wrongful confiscation by law-enforcement officers.

The “Guns in Canada 101” video in a CBC series on Keeping Canada Safe shows conservation officers saying falsehoods about several parts of the law as they inspect shooters and seize gear. In addition, the state broadcaster’s graphics and captions are either incorrect or paint a picture of gun owners and recreational shooters that many of us wouldn’t recognize.

“The CBC, that government mouthpiece funded by 1.5 billion taxpayer dollars, continues to spread disinformation about Canada’s gun laws,” the CSSA said today in its newsletter.

Read the full story here.

Update: CBC temporarily removed the video on April 12 after a complaint to its ombudsman.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

CBC's biased journalism spreads fake news

On Friday, June 8, 2018 Toronto Police issued a press release advising the public of “an arrest in three Hate-motivated Assault investigations.”

CTV News, Global News, 680 News, CP24 and Toronto Star reported on this story in an informative manner. Their news stories included the basic facts provided by the police, such as the name of the suspect, the allegations against him and the Police appeal to the public.

The CBC, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation that is available from coast to coast to coast and is funded by the Canadian tax-payer, reported on the Police press release but omitted the name of the alleged assailant.

Why would the CBC leave out the name of the alleged assailant when it was available to all media outlets?

The name, which appears to be Muslim, would indicate that this may not be a hate crime toward the Muslim community. Giving the name could have reduced fear of anti-Muslim bigotry.

Why would the CBC let Canadians from coast to coast to coast believe that this was an anti-Muslim attack? Does this not intentionally create a false impression in the minds of the readers that is tantamount to spreading fake news?

Isn’t the omission of the name of the suspect in the hijab attack an example of FAKENEWS that only encourages “identity politics” and promotes the narrative that the Muslim community is under attack?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

CBC News Sets the Standard for Crackpot Conspiracy Theories

CBC Hires Alt-Left Conspiracy Theorist To Produce "The Weekly".  Ezra Levant of The Rebel reports on CBC's Wendy Mesley giving airspace to alt-left conspiracy theories and fake news.

Friday, October 05, 2018

CBC News story was misleading

CBC’s The National ran a very touching story this week about the hard choices faced by three Toronto men holding down minimum wage jobs. It was both empathetic and sympathetic. Good. We shouldn’t skimp on either for people who are worse off than we are.

But, though not actually fake news, as insight into the minimum wage debate, the story was misleading. At one stage, reporter Nick Purdon, moved by the plight of the three men, reflected on how eight per cent of Canadians live like this.

No, they don’t. Eight per cent of Canadians may earn the minimum wage (in fact, the StatsCan report I’m going to rely on here says 6.8 per cent, though that was for 2013). But very few are middle-aged men relying on their minimum wage job for their entire income.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

CBC caught pushing fake news

CBC caught pushing fake news about “racist” RCMP in Colten Boushie case.

In August 2016, a 22-year-old Aboriginal man from The Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan was shot dead by a farmer named Gerald Stanley, but that's not where the story begins, nor where it ends.

CBC published a story accusing the RCMP of allowing Stanley to go home on the night of his arrest for murder without making a statement, and not seizing Stanley’s clothes to test for blood spatter and gunshot residue.

But neither of those things are true and there are court documents to prove it.

Read the full story and see the video here.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Fake News On CBC? Who Funds This Nonsense?

When a government news agency promotes false information to subvert a government scientific safety decision, it is time to re-evaluate their role and if they should even receive government support. Their November 6th 2017 interview is a shameful distortion of facts, evidence, and directly opposes the science-based decision that government regulators made.

As usual, the object in question is glyphosate, the low-toxicity herbicide that has been used for about four decades. It has been recognized for its low toxicity by 100 world governments, most that did their own independent evaluation. It has a reasonable half life in the environment, low environmental impact, and efficacy against a wide variety of weeds.


The opening sentence is just false. "Glyphosate accumulates in all our organs " says Theirry Vrain. Someone should revoke his scientific credentials. There is no evidence to support this position, he is making up information with the intent to scare. He's using his position as a former government scientist and doctorate holder to spread false information.

Once again, CBC lends their microphone and credibility to a non-substantiated viewpoint by someone that has always had damning information about biotechnology, and someone that has almost always been dead wrong.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

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Monday, October 01, 2018

Never Trust the CBC

The CBC thinks you and I are “far-right.” Why? Well, according to the state broadcasting, opposing illegal immigration, worrying about ISIS terrorism, and loving our country is all it takes to be far-right these days.

Over the Victoria Day long weekend, a group of protesters headed down to Roxham Road in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, to protest illegal immigration and the Trudeau government’s handling of the border crisis.

In response, a group of far-left violent anarchists staged a counter-protest. The leftist mob was violent – against both police officers and a right-wing journalist who accidentally went to the wrong protest.

But how did the CBC cover this?

You guessed it, they maligned the group protesting against illegal border crossings, while celebrating the counter-protesters – even though the latter were violent.

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 28, 2018

CBC says it didn't know

Canada's national broadcaster has asked its ethics commissioner to review its use of a journalism job board run by one of the country's top oil and gas industry lobbyists, in search of potential conflict of interest.

Keith Stewart, climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace Canada believes there’s legitimate reason for concern. In an interview with National Observer, he said, “When the head of public relations for the most controversial industry in the country is also helping journalists get jobs, it raises eyebrows.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Michael Morrison's biggest fan is the CBC

In an exclusive Freedom of Information request filed by The Rebel it has been uncovered that partisan Twitter troll, blogger, and pride parade gatekeeper, Michael Morrison has been receiving thousands of dollars every month from Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's NDP government!

Morrison has been featured in almost every media outlet in Calgary, and it will be no surprise to you to learn that the state broadcaster, the CBC is his biggest fan.

Read the full story and watch the video here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CBC has become a purveyor of leftism and social activism

In a series of tweets Sunday, Maxime Bernier, leader of the newly launched People’s Party, said he had been a victim of an “astonishing lack of professionalism.” It occurred at the hands of two stars of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s celestial team of personalities: Rosemary Barton and Wendy Mesley. Their performances were so abominable, said Bernier, that they should be “fired or sanctioned.”

As intellectually warped as the Mesley/Barton smears on Bernier were — and warped is the right word — talk of firing and sanctions is misplaced. The problem certainly demands radical reform, but you can’t fire journalists for doing the very job the CBC hired them to do: to front for a state-funded corporate news organization that has become, by design, a purveyor of leftism and social activism

Reform must come at the top, and the only way that happens is by stopping the flow of government money that provides CBC executives with the power to shape the corporation’s ideological agenda. There is just one solution: Unfund the CBC.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AARC is in litigation with the CBC

Dealing with addiction during adolescence is complex. Consequently, AARC’s program and its leadership have been the focus of public debate and criticism on occasion. Allegations regarding connections to other treatment programs, the qualifications of AARC’s staff, its unique treatment processes, access, cost and abuse can be found on both digital and in traditional media. These allegations were most notably covered in a Fifth Estate broadcast, aired by the CBC in February of 2009.

As a result of this broadcast, AARC is in litigation with the CBC, various CBC reporters and four ex-clients. AARC maintains that it has discredited all allegations of wrongdoing contained in the broadcast and is proceeding to trial against all parties to recover damages for the losses AARC has suffered as a result of the broadcast.

Read more here.

Monday, September 24, 2018

CBC’s continued bias against Israel

On May 18, HRC published an exclusive report which exposed how several Canadian media outlets, CBC most prominently, had wrongly identified a dead Palestinian as a “medic,” whereas in fact, he was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization.

The dead terrorist was named Musa Abuhassanin and he was reportedly shot and killed (allegedly by Israeli snipers) after having helped Canadian Doctor Tarek Loubani, a well known anti-Israel activist.

Hamas itself identified Abuhassanin as being a “Captain” of Hamas’ “Civil Defense Service” which belongs to the Hamas Ministry of Interior which is responsible for all “security” services.

In its coverage on CBC National, As It Happens and Online, Abuhassanin was described only as a “medical volunteer,” “medic,” and a “paramedic”. At the time, HRC called on Canadian media outlets to properly identify Abuhassanin as a member of the outlawed terror group Hamas.

CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin claimed that Abuhassanin “was working as a paramedic” that day, even though there’s no way to substantiate this claim.

Ms. Enkin’s attempting to rationalize how the CBC, she claims, did not have to identify Abuhassanin as a Hamas member, is highly objectionable and is an affront to basic journalistic standards which calls for the full, fair and accurate dissemination of the news.

This incident, and many others which we’ve previously exposed, confronted and chronicled, reveal the CBC’s bias against Israel.

Read the full account here.

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.

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

547 pages that CBC had amassed on me

Richard Nixon kept an enemies list and so does CBC. No surprise that I’m on CBC’s list but I was surprised to finally get my hands on the "Quebecor Briefing Book."

I became aware of the document after requesting and receiving the 547 pages that CBC had amassed on me and the stories I had written about its problems with openness, transparency and handling of taxpayers money. Tucked away in those many pages was an email that made reference to a document all about Quebecor, parent company of Sun News Network and this newspaper.

Well CBC was asked for the document and they said it couldn’t be released.

Then CBC said it didn’t exist.

When they were shown the email with an attachment called "Quebecor Briefing Book" they told said person that wrote the email no longer worked for CBC and therefore they couldn’t release it.

Of course that was all a lie.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

CNN trumps CBC in Canada for US election coverage

In the "Did you know" department:

For the final presidential debate on Oct. 19, CNN saw its share of Canadian viewers climb above the 1.5 million mark in overnight estimates. Broken down into half-hour periods, CNN pulled an estimated 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.1 million viewers between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. 

That dwarfs the overnight estimates registered by CBC News Network, which drew 428,000, 400,000, 300,000 and 194,000 on the same day and times.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

CBC disappointed court rejected its argument

The motion, brought by the CBC, sought to have the court decide that it shouldn’t put an invasion of privacy claim to the jury that the plaintiff had added to his original defamation case.

In 2006, Ranjit Chandra, who had worked as a professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s faculty of medicine from 1974 to 2002, launched a lawsuit against the CBC and three of its journalists. Chandra claimed a CBC news segment, “The Secret Life of Dr. Chandra,” had defamed him.

After the court had heard evidence for about 10 weeks, the CBC moved that the privacy claim shouldn’t be put before the jury. The CBC’s attempt failed, but the jury ended up finding in favour of the broadcaster this summer.

The CBC’s lawyer, Christine Lonsdale, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, says the CBC is disappointed the court rejected its argument against the privacy claim.

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Friday, August 03, 2018

Cut off digital revenue to CBC says public-policy group

A public-policy group has issued 12 recommendations to revive the Canadian news industry, including cutting off digital revenue to the public broadcaster.

The report by the Public Policy Forum maintains that the decline of traditional media, audience fragmentation, and fake news are undermining faith in Canadian democracy.

"Free cbc.ca of the need to 'attract eyeballs' for digital advertising, which can run contrary to its civic-function mission and draw it into a 'clickbait' mentality," the report states.

As things stand now, the CBC generates about $25 million in annual digital revenue, according to the report.

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

CBC Opinion Section Unbalanced

In a review published yesterday entitled “Managing opinion”, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin found that CBC’s newly-minted opinion section stood in violation of CBC policy for not having featured a broad range of views on highly contentious topics about Israel. Ms. Enkin “strongly urge(s) CBC management to find other columnists to write about this contentious topic.”

A summary of the review is as follows: “The complainant, Alex Kogan, objected to Neil Macdonald’s strong defense of the position taken by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. The organization was protesting the shooting of a Palestinian journalist during the confrontations at the Israel-Gaza border. He thought the opinion writer left out facts and distorted the truth. The article itself did not violate CBC journalistic policy, but there continues to be an imbalance in the range of views available in the Opinion section on this highly contentious matter – and that violates policy.”

Indeed, HonestReporting Canada took note of Mr. Macdonald’s highly critical commentaries about Israel recently. Most noteworthy, his anti-Israel polemics published on CBC Opinion on May 15 and April 15. That is why HonestReporting Canada on May 17 submitted a pro-Israel op-ed to the CBC for publication on the topic of the recent violence on the Israel-Gaza border to provide an alternative perspective for the CBC’s readership.

Regretfully, CBC declined to publish it, despite our emphasizing that CBC readers need to see a different perspective on the controversial topics at hand.

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