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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.

Read the full story here.

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  1. My comment is not so much about CBC's opinon pieces as it is about its lack of accountability in general. Many would agree that its comment moderation is particularly egregious. Anyone who has ever tried to obtain a point of contact who can take responsibility for "moderation" will get the run-around. The fact that certain acts of censorship are indefensible is irrelevant if no one can be identified as being responsibe for such acts. The ombudsperson and the ethics and values commissioner both define their roles to exclude moderation. This is awfully convenient -- arbitrarily excluding a ethics and values issue from one's mandate, despite the fact that such is the purpose of the office. Very much along the lines of the arbitrariness of the moderation itself.

    Even worse, the responses to inquiries about the lack of accountability is repeated referral to the CBC websites. It takes a while to tromp through them, but as one might expect, none of them actually deal with accountability. You can even initiate communication with CBC via those webpages, but good luck getting a response. And get this: You might even find your way to the ethics and values office by dutifully tromping through those pages, as advised by the ombudsperson, but the rebuff from the ethics and values office would be that the ombudsperson did not refer you to them (even though you encountered that office in the course of following the ombudsperson's advice). Talk about fake fronts for accountability.

    I think it's telling that I'm telling this story as a *fan* of CBC. If this is the sentiment of a proponent, that says a lot. As I said to the values and ethics commissioner, CBC is an information operations organization funded by the public, and the lack of accountability is a threat to democracy. No answer yet, presumbably because "this file is close". Nice to know that such a critical issue is a "file" that can be "closed" at whim, with no response.

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