The CBC continues to operate in a wasteful, bias manner serving the socialist left wing mandate only while continuing to lose viewers and advertising revenues. Scandals continue. An unsettling, ugly anti Semitic movement has grown in the CBC News operation, history experts will know that this troubling bias can have devastating results for our country. Act now- contact your MP, the PMO and the CBC to stop this frightening socialist anti Semitic driven bias now.

Disgruntled CBC workers continue to confidentially share their stories with us, reports of management snooping, waste, huge salaries for select senior management, content bias, low employee morale continue in 2019 and we will expose these activities in our blog while protecting our whistleblower contacts. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us, read our stories and to find out who owns our for the Canadian people blog.

One of our most popular posts continues to be the epic Dr. Leenen case against the Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) yet where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the huge award and legal costs for this blatant CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers -this is a Perfect story for an award winning Documentary -ok - who would fund it and where would it air since the CBC owns the Documentary channel! Can you help? Please contact us.

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 massive Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up Bell-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and 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 anti-sematic 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 taxpayer bailout subsidies continue to go up! In 2019 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 taken from your pay cheques every 30 days and with no CBC accountability to taxpayers.

Wake up! What does it take for real change at the CBC? YOU! Our blog 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 on a biased, failing media service, and ... sell the CBC.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

CBC Comedy has grown stale

The CBC—once the home of world-class comedy—now struggles to land its jokes. And with more competition than ever before, it’s losing its place in the cultural firmament

As it currently exists, the CBC gives talented creators little incentive to write anything better and smarter. It’s time to stop coasting off of legacy work, establish a clear direction, recognize comedians as artists, and properly promote those artists through social media and streaming services. Until they do, Canadians will rightfully continue to ignore CBC Comedy in favour of the many superior alternatives.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CBC rating drop further despite massive injection of taxpayer money

Canadian Broadcast Corporation(CBC) has received a massive injection of taxpayer money under the the government of Justin Trudeau. Despite already being well-funded previously, Trudeau upped their budget to the point at which CBC now gets around $1.5 BILLION per year.

Yet despite this huge built in advantage, CBC is unable to convince people to watch their biggest news show – The National.As noted by Graeme Gordon in the Toronto Sun, The National lost 10% of their views following the show being rebooted, with the audience dropping to 460,000 Now, the audience has fallen again:

“More than a year has passed and the show’s average ratings dropped another 59,000 or 13%, according to a CBC spokesman.”

Read more here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Is CBC the problem? Or is it Facebook and Google?

Thinking of the CBC as strictly a government-funded institution isn’t exactly the whole picture, says the president and CEO of the public broadcaster.

“CBC is a business,” Catherine Tait said during an interview Monday at CBC’s Halifax headquarters.

The notion of CBC not being allowed to pursue advertising is occasionally floated, especially by small digital publishers of news. Tait argues that the real enemies are much bigger.

“Who is the problem? The CBC, or Google and Facebook?

In September, Tait announced a new CBC streaming service, Gem, but she has been criticized for comparing the influence of Netflix to colonial imperialism, raking in profits and not providing enough localized content.

Read the full story here.

OPEN for debate ...what do YOU think?  YOUR tax dollars!

Monday, June 17, 2019

CBC was never intended to compete with newspapers

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, which puts it in direct competition with newspaper websites. The publishers protest that the publicly-funded CBC was never intended to compete with newspapers.

Read the full story here.

Friday, June 14, 2019

CBC subscription fees should replace public subsidy

CBC's idea of a ‘level playing field’ — subsidies for us, taxes for others.

Good news! The CBC has discovered the internet.

Bad news! While its online boffins may have embraced the open, unregulated, consumer-driven world of the internet, the CBC’s management is still wedded to the same old closed, regulatory, subsidy-driven model as before.

Though proposed as an antidote to advertising, public funding suffers from much the same basic problem: in either case, the broadcaster is accountable not to its viewers, but to someone else — advertisers or the government, whoever is paying the bills. The larger goal, then, should be for subscription fees to replace, not just advertising, but also the CBC’s public subsidy.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CBC News analysis is highly misleading

A CBC News analysis making the rounds online shows that an increasing number of upper-income Canadians are getting away without paying any income tax. The analysis is highly misleading and fuels misplaced concerns about the distribution of income taxes in Canada.

The main claim is that “between 2011 and 2014, a growing number of Canadians earning a six-figure income or more didn't pay a cent in income tax.” On the surface, this sounds problematic. But don’t ring the alarm bells just yet.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CBC’s annual book competition bad for literature

Reads, the CBC’s annual book competition. This is frequently among people who publicly say what a great boon this promotion is for literature and literacy and how happy they are for the winners.

What could possibly be wrong with Canada Reads? 

It’s a lighthearted debate show among five prominent and diverse Canadians about their favourite books. It takes the form of a Survivor-style competition in which a book is eliminated every day.

Reads aims to kill two birds – it wants to promote Canadian writing and perpetuate the consensual hallucination that we have media stars at the same time. Let’s celebrate Canadian cultural heroes by inventing some!

The celebrity panellists are already making appearances on CBC Radio announcing why they are supporting the books they have been assigned. Each one makes a point about why the book is important – because it “teaches us” something about difference or healing. Each book is chosen because of its lesson.

The national broadcaster’s ubiquitous hype about books we “should” read perpetuates ideas that most non-readers already have about literature – that literature is essentially a sermon, a sermon on suffering and loss delivered through the narrative of a good person coming to terms with the past. As a writer, I find this to be bad advertising. This why people don’t read.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

CBC News claims are wrong

On the June 3 broadcast of the flagship CBC Radio news program The World at Six, the CBC’s anchor wrongly claimed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told American Jewish leaders recently that he “admits” that the American Middle East peace plan is “titled in Israel’s favour.”

CBC based its reporting on an alleged recording obtained by the Washington Post of a private meeting between Pompeo and American Jewish leaders. In truth, Pompeo made no such admission.

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 10, 2019

What would CBC cover?

I wonder what would happen if something not related to identity politics, climate change or the propping up of Trudeau or this kind of drivel actually happened in Canada. 

Would CBC cover it?

Read the responses here.

Friday, June 07, 2019

CBC sued by former director of HR

A former human resources executive for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has filed a wrongful dismissal suit against the broadcaster, alleging that senior HR staff conspired to fire her while she was on medical leave and that CEO Hubert Lacroix breached his duties in refusing to review the matter, according to court documents.

The suit is one of at least four pending cases against the CBC alleging wrongful dismissal, in the fallout of public accusations against former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Could CBC stand for Capitalism Bashing Corporation

The most arresting video in a story on “ghost kitchens” on CBC’s The National Tuesday night was of a bank of maybe 30 iPads that form the control centre of one of Canada’s premiere ghost kitchens, owned by George Kottos, founder and CEO of (not surprisingly) Ghost Kitchens Canada.

Is this news? To the extent we in the media should be keeping up with what’s going on in society, sure it’s news. In fact, it’s news in the literal sense of the word, in that it’s a new way people are living their lives.

Unfortunately, our citizen-funded broadcaster’s concept of the marketplace apparently comes from Marketplace, the corporation’s self-styled “consumer watchdog,” whose stories The National often runs.

In the interest of journalistic transparency, the show should really call itself Anti-marketplace. As currently constituted, it trusts virtually nothing that goes on in any marketplace. We economists may be “dismal,” but at least we’re not constantly paranoid.

Capitalism is actually pretty good news, but on the CBC it’s a tiny silver lining hidden deep within a dark, forbidding cloud.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

CBC advertising revenues fell 3.4 per cent

The CBC has no business chasing ad dollars with low-brow game shows.

The CBC is launching a Canadian version of Family Feud in a bid to boost its advertising revenues. The game show is set to occupy the prime 7:30 p.m. time slot on four weekday evenings this fall.

The public broadcaster’s advertising revenues fell 3.4 per cent in the first nine months of its 2018-19 fiscal year, to $181-million, with English-language conventional and digital advertising taking the biggest hit. The percentage drop on the English network was 8.2 per cent during the period ending Dec. 31, while advertising revenue at Radio-Canada rose 1.1 per cent.

Read more here.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

CBC misses mark with flagship show

Well he hit the nail on the head with all the coverage of the US bs. For awhile there EVERY lead story was about Trump and the Russia this and the Russia that. 

I was literally yelling at the screen about "which country does the CBC report on" and then I just gave up watching them at all. Between that and all the identity politics they cover they have rapidly sunk into irrelevance. 

We need a PUBLIC broadcaster, an unbiased news source like NPR in the US. The CBC has lost its way.

Read more here.

Monday, June 03, 2019

CBC Headline Depicted Israel as Aggressor

On May 27, CBC Online published an article which cast Israel as an aggressor by firing into Syria, killing one soldier.

While the article and its sub-headline did mention that “Israel says it was responding to anti-aircraft fire from Syria on 1 of its combat planes,” but the main headline only told half of the story and depicted Israel as an aggressor. CBC failed to note in its main headline that Israel’s attack, it claims, was done in response to a provocation (it was responding to Syrian anti-aircraft fire directed at an Israeli jet). By not mentioning this, readers could wrongly conclude that Israel was an aggressor who carried out an attack without provocation. 

Read more here.

Friday, May 31, 2019

CBC pitches advertisers

Barb Williams, the new head of English-language services at the CBC, speaks at the annual Upfront presentation in Toronto on May 29, 2019, where she promoted advertising opportunities with the broadcaster's podcast and news products.... CBC executives and on-air personalities pitched the public broadcaster as a potent platform for advertisers and their clients at its annual Upfront sales presentation, seeking to arrest a drop in commercial revenues and gain more control ...

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

CBC supporting blocking is a counter-intuitive position

CBC is the only member of the Fair Play Coalition subject to Access to Information requests, so Michael Geist targeted them to determine the method Bell is using to get stakeholders on board with it’s attempt to strengthen website blocking and takedown laws in Canada.

CBC attempted to justify its involvement with the coalition after a leak made public in Canadaland, but has remained silent since the official January 2018 filing.

The CBC’s involvement was questioned by Michael Geist. “the CBC might prefer that viewers use authorized services, but supporting blocking is a counter-intuitive position for a public broadcaster as it tries to stop Canadians from viewing the content they paid for through their tax dollars. Internal documents now suggest that executives at the highest level were involved in the process from the very beginning and well aware of the concerns.”

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Is CBC a reliable source?

"Note that I work at CBC At the time of this writing.

That said, I do not think that CBC is the “most reliable” - reliable meaning unbiased. Looking at the landscape, I personally find that Reuters and AP might be a better source of fact driven news."

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

CBC would be better off dividing itself into specialty channels and charging viewers

Post Media columnist and CBC contributor Andrew Coyne argued the state broadcaster is no longer necessary in a multi-channel, digital universe and that all taxpayers are paying for something the majority don’t watch or listen to.

Coyne told an overwhelmingly CBC-friendly crowd that today’s viewers and listeners have a menu of pay-as-you-go options "to suit every taste, high or low, broad or narrow" that don’t rely on scarce public funds.

"At a bare minimum, then, I would put the CBC on pay. It could still be a public broadcaster, but one funded by its audience, rather than taxpayers. If its viewers are as devoted as claimed, they should be happy to pay."

Coyne said the CBC would be better off dividing itself into a "constellation" of specialty channels and charging viewers.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 27, 2019

CBC is Self-Destructing

The federal government recently announced it is reviewing the CBC’s mandate. This review is the latest chapter in a long story of questioning the value of the CBC since its inception seventy years ago. Clearly there are politics involved here; the CBC is an easy target for attack by parties of all stripes. What’s different this time around is that the CBC’s pain has been self-inflicted. 

Through an obsession with youth demographics and a propensity for derivative programming, the CBC has rewritten the rules for public broadcasting. It has provided ammunition to its critics, and it is in the process of writing its own death warrant.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 24, 2019

CBC Reporting Found Imprecise and Lacked Context

HRC (Honest Reporting Canada) issued a media action alert which noted that although Israel won widespread praise for its leading role and brave humanitarian efforts in the daring rescue of hundreds of individuals associated with Syria’s White Helmets, our public broadcaster, the CBC, produced truly appalling coverage that maligned Israel’s efforts.

Ombudsman Finds CBC National’s Reporting on White Helmets Rescue Imprecise and Lacked Context.

Read the full report here.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The CBC has a weird sexual obsession

The CBC has a weird sexual obsession, and they are pushing it on children.

Away from the prying eyes of parents, and on a popular platform called Snapchat (that virtually only kids use), the CBC’s tone changes dramatically when parents aren’t watching. Like a predator alone with a child, they are publishing some of the most asinine, immoral, and objectionable content I have ever seen, much less ever expected from our state broadcaster.

The CBC's Snapchat social media team seems to have a particular fetish for stories about polygamy, and stories explaining to your 13 year old daughter how to treat a hallucinating meth user.

Read more and see the video here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Allow CBC to become a specialized niche channel

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.

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. The CBC likes to spin the government funding they receive (a fairly substantial $1.16 billion) by saying that it creates 3x that much for the Canadian economy. My response is that a private company could take those assets and do even better for the Canadian economy as a whole (as evidenced by their already more efficient business models).

We don’t have to do away with the CBC entirely, just pair it down and call it what it really is. Why are we trying to fund an entity to compete with the legitimate businesses? Instead, let’s allow the CBC to become a specialized niche channel that is a Canadian version of PBS.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CBC should not be party to perpetuating falsehood

It’s rather self evident that Israel considers Jerusalem to be its eternal and undivided capital city, even though Palestinians also assert a claim to Jerusalem as their future capital. As far as the CBC is concerned though, its journalists have no problem with allowing guests to assert unchallenged that Jerusalem is a city of “Palestine”.

Case in point, on CBC Radio’s Q program on May 15, host Tom Power interviewed Bashar Murad, a Palestinian musician who CBC noted is “based in Jerusalem,” about the Palestinian music scene.

CBC, should not be a party to the deligitimization of Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem and to perpetuating the falsehood that Jerusalem is a city of “Palestine”.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 17, 2019

CBC rebrands over-the-top streaming service

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is rebranding its over-the-top streaming service. Dubbed ‘CBC Gem,’ the premium, ad-free service will continue to cost $4.99 per month.

According to tweets posted by Marcia Douglas — the director of business affairs and digital at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) — CBC Gem will feature content from independent producers, other broadcasters, as well as existent CBC content.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Does this CBC Ad Violate Human Rights?

Wanted:  Male, 23-35, Any race except Caucasion, Non-union.  Send photo and audition tape to the CBC.
So, employment law students, how many violations of the law do you see in that ad?

The National Post reported yesterday on an ad run by a recruitment office (Larissa Mair Casting) on behalf of the CBC, for a spot on a kids TV show. The ad included the above noted criteria. The story reports that, after complaints, the reference to “any race except Caucasian” was removed, but the other requirements I listed remain.

We are dealing with a job advertisement, so the first place to look is Section 23(1) of the Human Rights Code. That section regulates the content of job ads, and it says this:

The right under section 5 to equal treatment with respect to employment is infringed where an invitation to apply for employment or an advertisement in connection with employment is published or displayed that directly or indirectly classifies or indicates qualifications by a prohibited ground of discrimination.

Section 5 says that it’s unlawful to discriminate in employment on the basis of, among other grounds: age, sex, race, ethnicity, and colour. So Section 23(1) prohibits employers from advertising positions that “directly or indirectly” indicate qualifications by age, race, ethnicity, and colour.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Shouldn’t the CBC National run ad-free?

My main target is the CBC, particularly the national news. I don’t watch a lot of television, but I have for many years taken the time to turn on the news at 10 p.m. on most days.

Firstly, I have to say that I do not like the new format as much as the old. Unlike other news broadcasts, the CBC has always spent more time in editorializing and offering opinions instead of just reporting what happened. The new format is even worse, with four so-called “anchors” chatting with each other too much, which I find annoying and not news worthy.

But that is not my main beef. It is the frequency and duration of the commercials. So many interruptions. Having to endure two or three commercials followed by one of the four "stars" announcing the next item or feature and then having two or three more commercials is so annoying.

The CBC receives many millions of taxpayer’s dollars every year. The main Canadian competition, CTV and Global receive nothing. They need the income from commercials to exist, so why does the CBC have to present as many or more commercials per hour (or so it seems) than it’s free enterprise competitors?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CBC ad-free paid streaming option

CBC launched ad-free paid streaming option as part of revamped TV app.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they're released, see ad-free children's programming and see series not aired on the network.

The broadcaster said it will cost $4.99 for the ad-free, premium version of the new CBC TV app.

Read more here.

Monday, May 13, 2019

CBC TV Ratings are in the Toilet…

Here's what one person had to say ...


The only time CBC places in the top 10 anymore is when Hockey Night in Canada airs. Beyond that, most folks couldn’t care less about CBC shows and they sure aren’t going to watch the fake news, Trudeau puff pieces and SJW opinion pieces masquerading as “news” on The National.

We don’t need to be paying taxes for a state broadcaster that’s little more than the Liberal Party’s propaganda wing. If I were PM, here’s what I’d do with the CBC:

* CBC Television would be privatized and spun off, keeping the CBC name
* Ici Radio-Canada Télé would be sold to Quebecor Media and merged into TVA, finally giving that network OTA stations outside of Quebec
* The CBC’s English and French radio units would be spun off as non-profit, listener-supported networks akin to NPR in the US, with a name change for the spun-off networks.

Read other comments here.

What do YOU think??

Friday, May 10, 2019

The CBC: Taxpayer-Funded Leftist Propaganda

1) Introduction:

In this article, I will try to explain why I claim that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is a Leftist propaganda machine funded by Canadian taxpayers.

2) My non-claims:

As usual, let's start with the things I am not claiming:

2.1) I am not claiming anything about the whole long history of the CBC, just recent history (say, 10 years or so). Maybe the CBC was fine a long time ago.

2.2) I make no claims about CBC programs that have nothing to do with Leftist propaganda, like weather reports, cooking programs, sports, etc. (as far as I know, those programs are fine).

2.3) I am not aware of the existence of a good "Mainstream" TV channel. I insist on this because of the Leftist's reflex, who start vomiting on "Fox News" as soon as they hear somebody criticize the CBC! First of all, I'm talking about the CBC, not "Fox News" or some other media. Second, what little I know about "Fox News" fills me with as much distrust as toward the CBC.

2.4) I am not asking the CBC to replace Leftist propaganda by right-wing propaganda! Propaganda is propaganda, and I don't like propaganda!

2.5) I'm not even demanding that the CBC stop Leftist propaganda! I just want the CBC to stop censoring Christians! Like a bit of chlorine in a lot of infected water, a bit of truth in a lot of propaganda is vastly sufficient to neutralize the lies. But we do need that little bit of chlorine! The CBC does need to stop censoring Christians, who pay a large proportion of its budget. Or then the CBC should be totally de-funded of public monies.

Read the full article here.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

CBC needs a dose of common sense

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. Even CBC's strongest supporters cannot turn a blind eye to the narrative of the last two years – Peter Mansbridge's and Rex Murphy's paid speaking engagements, the Ghomeshi scandal, the Amanda Lang debacle and the strange and sudden departure of Evan Solomon. That's a lot.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

CBC lacks cohesion, among other things

Readers write to me about The National. That would be the usual thing if I write something about CBC’s flagship newscast. But readers now write to me regularly about The National, not just in response to a column.

Mostly, they complain. Often, they’re writing to tell me they’ve given up. They stopped watching because the hour of news is confusing and they don’t feel they’re getting a definitive, authentic roundup of the important news of the day.

Some long-time viewers are irritated by the use of on-screen text to promote an upcoming story in a certain number of minutes. The appearance of the text is too brief to read, let alone register.

The National is on the air for hours every night. Capturing the tone, style and methodology is tricky. It’s not the same every night, no matter what some readers feel.

What it doesn’t have is cohesion, nor does it offer the traditional attempt at defining the news tally of the day. If viewers are fleeing, that’s utterly understandable.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 06, 2019

The CBC is a Propaganda Tool for the Left Wing Social Activists

The tax supported CBC is a tool for left wing social activists to indoctrinate the Canadian public.

It collects $1.7 billion each year from the federal government to promote its left wing ideological objective which most definitely does not reflect the views of most Canadians. It does so, even though the Broadcasting Act, which was updated in September, 2018, specifically states in Section 3(l)(i) that broadcasters are required to provide a balance of information and in Section 3(l)(iv) that the CBC must provide a reasonable opportunity for the Canadian public to be exposed to differing views on matters of public concern. The CBC is operating outside its mandate.

Former CBC President, Hubert Lacroix, and current President, Catherine Tait, have ignored the Broadcast Act and have allowed the CBC to promote only left wing propaganda programming. They have had no hesitation in doing so since the CBC is assured that the Liberal government will continue to fund its operation, regardless of its bias, or perhaps because of it.

Read the full report here.

Friday, May 03, 2019

CBC facing more Bullying & Harassment Claims

Following the April 2015 release of the Rubin Report, which detailed workplace abuse and institutional failures at CBC’s Q, many internal changes are being championed by the public broadcaster. Bullying awareness posters are plastered throughout the halls and every employee must take online training to help prevent bullying and harassment.

But CANADALAND has learned of serious bullying, harassment, and workplace abuse complaints at the CBC, throughout its departments. Through conversations with over a dozen CBC employees, our investigation revealed that CBC Radio One, CBC TV Sports, and CBC human resources have all experienced, or are experiencing, allegations of workplace bullying and abuse.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

CBC Losing Viewers & Ads

CBC ad revenues remain half what they were since the TV network lost NHL licensing rights, says the Crown broadcaster’s latest Annual Report. 

The CBC has asked cabinet for an additional $400 million a year in budget funding to offset the loss of advertising: “If you’re not informing and you’re not entertaining, people will go somewhere else.”

See the story here.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

CBC runs interference on international ridicule of Justin Trudeau

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I asked whether the Prime Minister's astronomical liquor bills were behind the behavior that led to the international ridicule of Justin Trudeau this week.

During Trudeau's meeting with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan, Justin mistakenly calls Abe “Chinese.” Not once, but twice. And the CBC covered for him.

See the video here.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada

It was a marriage that many thought would last forever.

From the initial radio broadcast with play-by-play by Foster Hewitt in 1926 to the move to television in the early 1950s, Hockey Night in Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were inseparable — until 2013, when Rogers Communications won the exclusive rights to broadcast NHL games in Canada in a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal.

How the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada — and all the ways Rogers's big win went wrong — are detailed in Globe & Mail reporter David Shoalts's book, Hockey Fight in Canada: The Big Media Face Off Over the NHL.

Read the full story here.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Storm clouds gathering over the CBC

The CBC should make a TV drama about the CBC.

It would be darker than any show currently on the network.

CBC Sports, once a vital department, is now on the brink of extinction.

The truth is, existential threats have been gathering like storm clouds over the CBC for more than a decade, especially in the fiercely competitive arena of sports media.

Read the full story here.

Friday, April 26, 2019

CBC Wrong on Natural Health Again

In a Q&A on the CBC web site, Dr. Sean Wharton, a “weight management expert,” was asked, “Are products that replace good gut bacteria helpful?” for weight loss. “Probably not,” he answered. Fact check? . . .

Dr. Wharton said yogurt drinks contain insufficient quantities of probiotics. But he didn’t stop there. He broadened his answer by saying that you should “Be wary of products claiming to replace your good gut bacteria.” He included all “over-the-counter products.”

Did Dr. Wharton go too far? Is his total dismissal of probiotics as an aid to weight management correct? It’s not.

Despite CBC’s dismissive claim about probiotics and weight management, the recent science has begun to support a role for probiotics in weight management.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

CBC admits it wrongly reported hyped-up insurance 'climate risks'

The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s decades-long campaign to raise alarms about the ravages of floods continued last week with an appearance by Blair Feltmate, a favourite star climate-change witness for the biggest insurers, at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s annual meeting.

Robert Muir, an Ontario municipal engineer and member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, complained to the CBC ombudsman, pointing to flaws in Feltmate’s and the insurance lobby group’s claims. He alleged that the CBC report was misrepresenting science and insurance risks.

In his review of Muir’s complaint, the ombudsman delivered a scathing critique of the CBC coverage on its Radio Canada International site, saying that the CBC report had “failed to comply with journalistic standards” in assessing and reporting on the industry’s claims.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The immorality of CBC funding

Was Radio-Canada’s choice of Easter Sunday to broadcast an interview with a former Islamic extremist a deliberate attempt to provoke Christians on their highest holiday? Maybe, but probably not.

And while the studio audience offered Khadr a fawning standing ovation and the host, Guy LePage, tossed up a few friendly questions, there was nothing wrong with the show having Khadr as a guest – JUST NOT ON YOUR DIME AND MINE.

The Khadr appearance was a sophomoric effort to turn public opinion in his favour, to encourage him that he has plenty of elite support and tweak the noses of those who object to his current treatment by the federal government and courts.

However, while the episode may qualify as “fair comment,” it is as good an example as any of why the CBC should no longer receive an annual taxpayer subsidy in the neighbourhood of $1.2 billion (or roughly four times what they P.E.I. government receives in equalization).

As legitimate as the CBC’s pro-Khadr views are (wrong, but legitimate), there are millions of Canadians with equally legitimate and valid views against his repatriation to Canada from an American prison, his early release from a Canadian jail and the federal government’s 2017 compensation to him of $10.5 million. Yet the CBC never represents those opponents’ views with the same amount of time or respect. Mother Corp’s annual budget, though, comes equally from the taxes of his opponents and supporters.

That’s the immorality of CBC funding.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CBC is selective with facts

In the early 2000s, CBC faced charges of deep-seated left-wing bias. In recent years, it cleaned up its act and is rated centre-left by Media Bias/Fact Check, a website that rates accuracy and political bias in news media. Not unbiased but a big improvement from where it was.

Yet, the CBC’s flagship National newscast recently reported distorted facts and ignored relevant material on the crisis in Venezuela. The result created a false moral equivalence between the democratic opposition trying to bring in desperately-needed aid and the brutal dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro that’s blocking food from getting to starving people.

CBC is selective with facts. It approvingly quotes Amnesty International saying U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil “will surely hurt on the streets” but had not a bad word for the regime, which has inflicted massive human suffering.

So the CBC report makes a moral equivalence between the regime responsible for a humanitarian catastrophe and a democratically-elected opposition trying to get food to the starving, by quoting the impartiality of groups forced to be impartial for humanitarian or political imperatives.

This is not news and analysis, but spin to create a false equivalence while ignoring facts that directly contradict the spin.

Is the old CBC back?

Read the full story here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

CBC Fake News Show Hires Actor

It seems that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Marketplace show was unable to find a racist Trump supporter. Instead, they hired an actor named Mike to portray one as you shall see. 

It was their laughably unsubtle attempt to link Donald Trump to racism. Now Melanie Joly, Trudeau's culture minister, wants a national crack-down on "fake news." And the first place to start a crack-down on "fake news" in Canada is on CBC's own Marketplace.

See the story here.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

She says ... CBC says ...

When the CBC was sued by a former employee for wrongful dismissal last year, the public broadcaster filed a statement in response that included a laundry list of alleged bad behaviour that would get almost anyone fired from their job.

Audrey James, CBC Television’s former senior director of scheduling, was terminated for just cause on March 2, 2018, ending a 29-year career at the broadcaster.

According to the CBC’s statement of defence in her subsequent suit, James was found to have violated the CBC’s code of conduct and policies on harassment and ethics, after a series of complaints made around the spring of 2017. Among other things, they allege James “made scheduling decisions…based on the negative relationships James had with her colleagues.”

James’s statement of claim calls the investigation into her conduct “tendentious,” arguing that the allegations the CBC relied on were “trivial” and “did not amount to just cause.” James asks for $366,494 of lost remuneration, along with other damages that account for the loss of pension value. James, who earned a $135,000 salary in her role, said she had not been able to find new employment that uses her skills and offers a similar salary.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CBC president Catherine Tait wandered off script

As she may now regret having done, CBC president Catherine Tait wandered off script last week to compare the popularity of Netflix, a U.S. multinational, with the French and British empires.

There’s nothing worse you can call somebody in this day and age than “imperialist.”

Except that if Netflix is imperialism, it seems a lot like United Nations imperialism.

Netflix has internationalized to the point where we now actually favour subtitles.

Should Netflix pay tax? Of course it should. It provides a newly produced service, and the whole idea of the GST is to tax all newly produced goods and services, with the rate of tax getting lower and lower as the tax base gets wider and wider. That said, it would take a brave politician, or a foolhardy one, to tax people’s Netflix.

Should Netflix have to contribute to a Canadian film and TV production fund? No, it shouldn’t. Earmarked taxes are a bad idea.

Netflix is a for-profit company: If the world wants something, you can bet Netflix will provide it.

It may not be imperialism when a government takes your money to produce films and TV you don’t care to watch, but it’s nothing good.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CBC questions Netflix Canadian content

CBC president Catherine Tait pointed a finger at Netflix at a recent conference panel in Ottawa, saying the U.S.-based streaming giant doesn’t have “boots on the ground” like other Canadian broadcasters providing Canadian content.

Tait was joined onstage by Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) president Reynolds Mastin, Corus Entertainment president and CEO Doug Murphy, Bell Media president of content and programming Mike Cosentino, and Netflix Canada director of public policy Stéphane Cardin.

Cardin, a former vice president of public and industry relations for the Canada Media Fund (CMF) who joined Netflix in August 2018, said he disagreed with Tait’s comments about Netflix.

He argued that the streaming giant is still involved in producing Canadian content even if the company isn’t physically located in Canada.

Referencing the Trailer Park Boys franchise picked up by Netflix in its eighth season, Cardin asked whether the franchise still counts as Canadian content now that it’s available on the streaming giant’s platform.

“Does that make it such that Trailer Park Boys is no longer Canadian?” asked Cardin.

Cardin added that “No one has the monopoly or the authority to tell a true Canadian story.” 

Read the full story here.

Monday, April 15, 2019

CBC president under fire

The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has likened Netflix to the British Raj, arguing Canada needs to be wary of the negative effects of cultural imperialism that could result from an onslaught of foreign-owned media services.

She made the comments at the close of a sometimes heated panel at which Stéphane Cardin, Netflix’s director of public policy for Canada, noted the streaming service had already committed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on production in Canada without being required to do so by regulation.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

CBC releases incorrect information to media

CBC claims to be open, transparent and accountable for the $1 billion dollars in taxpayers' money it receives. The $1 billion is spent on English and French radio and TV and miscellaneous other services. If more funding is needed to serve Canadian audiences, especially in TV, CBC needs to be far more transparent about how it spends its money and explain more convincingly why more dollars are required. The problem: CBC is too secretive and misleading.

CBC releases financial and other data to the media which often leads to inaccurate reports.

CBC has also released incorrect information to the media about the number of staff it has and the number cut in the past few years.

Misinformation and cuts to radio have alienated many CBC supporters and caused a major rift between CBC staff and management and CBC radio and TV staff.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CBC News spread false information

CBC News has apologized for spreading false information about the Covington Catholic School students two months after the network first reported on it.

In January, CBC reported that after the Washington, DC March for Life, a group of students made an offensive chant in the face of a Native American protester, categorizing the students as “teenage bullies.”

The CBC is now acknowledging this claim was false.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

CBC subsidized by government is conflict of interest

While I understand a limited amount of public subsidy for CBC Radio, I do not feel the same way about CBC television and I certainly believe that any news or public affairs functions of the CBC should NOT be financially supported by government. If nothing else, it is a conflict of interest. Almost blasphemy.

The problem is not that the CBC leans left. Many media outlets have their politics. The problem is that the CBC is subsidized by the government. They should not be. It is a conflict of interest for both parties. The CBC should call the shots as they see them, with prejudice, or otherwise. But they should do it on their own dime, without subsidy, just like everyone else in the business.

Read the full story here.

Monday, April 08, 2019

CBC can’t succeed with $1.5 billion per year

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.

So, we are paying tons of money to a network that can’t even get people to watch it.

This only furthers the case that we shouldn’t be forced to fund CBC. If they can’t succeed with $1.5 billion per year, why should they keep getting our money?

Read the full story here.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Allegations that CBC defamed church

The CBC and its investigative news program Fifth Estate is being sued by the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church of Christ (INC) after officials said a Nov. 11 broadcast Church of Secrets defamed their church.

“Even in their program, they admit that their whole show was without evidence and it was a very slanderous show against the Church of Christ or the Iglesia Ni Cristo and we just want vindication,” said Rod Bruno, a Toronto-based minister and church spokesperson.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

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.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

CBC has suddenly become the country’s largest newspaper

Over the last few years — fuelled in part by a $675 million boost to its funding by the Liberal government — CBC has pursued an aggressive policy of expanding its online news site.

This site is not a complement to its radio and television arms. Rather, it functions as a standalone news site, with opinion columns, reprinted wire content and stories specifically reported for print.

The result is that CBC has suddenly become the country’s largest newspaper. Albeit with two major differences: This newspaper is free and it has bottomless resources.

Running any business rapidly becomes much more difficult when the government opens up a competitor down the street offering all the same wares for free.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Another CBC report biased against Israel

Not surprisingly, our public broadcaster’s coverage of the “Great March of Return” riots at the Gaza-Israel border this past weekend was biased against Israel, prompting HonestReporting Canada to file complaints calling for remedial action.

On March 30 at 3:03 pm, CBC Radio aired a report from Lauren Izo (sp?) about the “March of Return” protests. Ms. Izo mentioned that two young Palestinians were killed and more than 100 injured according to the “Gaza Health Ministry” and that in the past year, 250 Palestinians have been killed. Importantly, Ms. Izo failed to mention that the Hamas terror group runs the Gaza Health Ministry and that an Israeli soldier was killed in a sniper attack and over a dozen soldiers injured in the past year.

Some of this context should have been acknowledged by the CBC in the interests of fairness and balance.

Read the full report here.

Monday, April 01, 2019

CBC article was parochial, insensitive and cynical

An article (and tweets) on CBC, seeking good news for Canada on what many agree is a dark day for Brazil, has sparked fierce criticism. And rightly so. It was parochial, insensitive and cynical, portraying a troubling break in Latin America’s democratic consensus as though it were business as normal.

The CBC has since apologized (sort of), for presenting what should have been tagged as “analysis” as “news.”

But let’s take the article at face value. What’s the problem?

Here’s the problem. First, the article and tweets demonstrate a stunning parochialism.

Second, the focus on advantages to be gained by select Canadian businesses (above all, in resource extraction) shows a worrying insensitivity.

Third, the article and the CBC’s Twitter feed indicate breath-taking cynicism.

Fourth, the CBC is here not merely reporting events. This is not even “analysis.” It is actively making the news.

Read the full story here.

Friday, March 29, 2019

CBC disappointed Canadians in NHL hockey deal

Whether one sees the cloudy future of the CBC as a source of deep angst or schadenfreude depends very much on one’s position on the partisan spectrum. What is clear, however, is that most Canadians agree on the source of this recent trouble for the CBC – the blockbuster deal between the NHL and Rogers. Let’s have a quick look at how the public saw that deal.

We asked Canadians about Rogers Communications Inc.’s $5.2 billion broadcast deal that effectively gives them exclusive rights to all NHL games for the next 12 years. In short, Canadians are most decidedly opposed to the deal and they foresee dire consequences for the future of the CBC.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

CBC Needs Direct Funding from Its Audience

What does the future hold for our national broadcaster, which provides taxpayer-supported radio and television programming to Canadians across the country?

What we need to do is introduce a new culture of financing that would make Canadians realize the importance of supporting the public broadcaster's core mandate. Indeed, an organization tends to become much more responsive to the needs of its stakeholders when it has to ask for their support.

And what is that core mandate? It's not to produce variety shows, game shows or talk shows, which even when they are produced in Canada are largely a matter of entertainment, an area already amply supplied by private broadcasters. The crown corporation should concentrate instead on what the private sector cannot do, and refocus its efforts on the promotion of Canadian cultural and public affairs content. If it does that, and lets the private sector take care of the rest, there's no reason to fear for the future health of our streamlined, viewer-supported public broadcaster.

So by all means, let's save the CBC together. But let's make it a leaner, refocused CBC, and let's save it by having viewers fund it directly.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

CBC report called inaccurate and ridiculous

The government of Canada is calling a CBC report that it is threatening to bring hate crime charges against advocates of a boycott of Israel “inaccurate and ridiculous.”

The CBC, however, is standing behind its report, saying “our reporter and our editors thought it was a strong, original story.”

On May 11, CBC ran an article on its website by veteran TV journalist Neil Macdonald, the network’s senior Washington correspondent and its former chief Middle East correspondent based in Israel, under the headline, “Ottawa threatening hate charges against those who boycott Israel.”

Honest Reporting asks the CBC to cite a specific statement by a government minister calling for use of the hate crimes laws against boycotters.

Honest Reporting noted that following its complaint, the headline on Macdonald’s article was changed to read, “Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its ‘zero tolerance’ for Israel boycotters.”

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CBC is wasting more of your money on brainwashing

Sheila Gunn Reid of The Rebel.Media reports: 

I have bad news and good news. 

The bad news is, CBC is wasting more of your money on brainwashing

The good news is, they’re brainwashing themselves rather than everybody else for once. 

According to the government’s open tenders website, CBC is looking to hire someone to help them with their “unconscious” bias towards various minorities and identity groups, but is that really where the CBC’s obvious bias problem exists?

Check out the Rebel Media here.

Monday, March 25, 2019

CBC runs story smearing University professor

CBC runs a story smearing University of Saskatchewan professor for alleged ties to Monsanto.

As universities encourage researchers to collaborate with industry, activists are looking to discredit academics they declare to be compromised. This week, an American anti-GMO activist organization, U.S. Right to Know, convinced someone at CBC that University of Saskatchewan professor Dr. Peter Phillips has been compromised by Monsanto.

Many in the academic community have leapt to the support of Dr. Phillips, saying he has not done anything wrong and has been fully transparent with his association with the seed company.

Some of the allegations would be considered a head scratcher in terms of their level of seriousness.

Read more here.

Friday, March 22, 2019

CBC president compares Netflix to colonial imperialism

There are parallels to be drawn between the growing influence and availability of Netflix programming around the world and the colonialism of the British and French empires, CBC president Catherine Tait said Thursday.

Tait compared Netflix’s rise across the globe to the “beginning of a new empire” during her appearance on a panel organized by the Canadian Media Producers Association in Ottawa, alongside Stephane Cardin, Netflix’s director of public policy for Canada.

She admitted that Netflix’s rise has contributed to today being “probably the most exciting time for screened entertainment … so for this, we are very grateful to Netflix.” But, she warned, a foreign company taking up an increasingly larger role in a country’s cultural industry comes with a price.

“Fast forward to what happens after imperialism and the damage that can do to local communities,” Tait said. “So all I would say is, let us be mindful of how it is we as Canadians respond to global companies coming into our country.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Is the CBC giving us $1Billion dollars worth?

There has been much written about the declining media presence in this country, paper-thin newspapers, all struggling for survival. Video supplanting the written word, the truism of a picture being worth a thousand words is now being fully tested.

Monies that used to be spent in covering detailed stories, are now being spent on staged newsrooms, filled with massive monitors, all to give an impression of being technically advanced, cutting edge, trying to appear more like NASA’s control room.

Which leads into the role in Canada of the CBC in all this, the government funded Liberal backed and supported Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

This tax payer funded agency in 2016/2017 had a budget of $1.09 billion.

66% of that funding comes from government, which of course means the taxpayers. Only 8% comes from subscribers and a paltry 18% from advertising. They do not need to play by the same rules of fiscal responsibility when it comes to reporting of the news. The government-supported CBC does not have to compete on a level playing field with the privately held television networks, or the newspapers. They have the advantage.

The CBC survives only because they are funded. And generously funded. They have lost their way, they have lost sight of the rules of honest journalism. What is covered in terms of news is often just the regurgitated stories of other news agencies.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CBC Corrects False Neil Macdonald Claim

Once again, Neil Macdonald has spread mistruths about Israel, abetted by the CBC News website. Once again, HRC has caught him in the act prompting the CBC to issue a “clarification” for his falsely claiming that Israel restricts food aid to Gaza.

On March 10, Macdonald penned a column on CBC Opinion entitled: “Anti-BDS laws are more than words. They are a legal attempt to punish a passive act” where Macdonald erroneously wrote the following:

Washington, for example, was furious when Venezuelan troops blocked foreign food shipments and shot protesters, but regards Israel’s blockade of foreign food aid to Gaza and its troops shooting Gazan protesters — which Israel defends on security grounds — as completely justified.”
Contrary to Macdonald’s claims, Israel doesn’t block foreign food aid to Gaza. It enforces a UN-approved legal maritime blockade of Gaza as Hamas transfers weaponry to Palestinian terrorists. Israel regularly transfers thousands of tonnes of food aid on a weekly basis to Gazans. The aid just has to be screened for security reasons by Israel.

Read the full report here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CBC News recognized the errors its journalists made

On January 21, HonestReporting Canada contacted senior CBC News executives to inform the CBC that on January 19, CBC TV and Online both erroneously reported that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer had pledged to move Canada’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Instead, Scheer repeated his pledge of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. With regards to moving the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem, the Conservative Party of Canada says that matter will be considered should the party form government.

CBC Online erroneously reported the following: “He (Scheer) reiterated his pledge to move Canada’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and said the Conservatives could appeal to young people by fighting for “free speech” on university campuses and changing mortgage rules to make it easier to buy a home.”

In light of this information, we asked CBC News to broadcast an on-air and print correction to remedy these important errors.

We are pleased to note that CBC News has been cooperative and has recognized the errors its journalists made.

Read the full story here.

Monday, March 18, 2019

CBC Radio Airs One-Sided Report

On the morning of February 28, CBC Radio aired a grossly one-sided anti-Israel report about UN investigations of riots at the Gaza-Israel border.

This report was unfair, unbalanced and was certainly one-sided.

The CBC report did not acknowledge Israel’s perspective ...

Read the full report here.

Friday, March 15, 2019

CBC struggles to land its jokes

The CBC—once the home of world-class comedy—now struggles to land its jokes. And with more competition than ever before, it’s losing its place in the cultural firmament.

It wasn’t so long ago that the CBC was known as the Canadian home of strong satire and sketch.

But now, when Canada needs a compelling comedic voice more than ever, the CBC’s output has largely grown stale and irrelevant.

CBC Comedy’s Twitter account has around 5,300 followers, and many tweets linking to their written comedy, like “Big reveal at gender reveal party is that no one wants to be there whatsoever,” lack a single reply or like. It’s the Internet equivalent of a tumbleweed. There have even been campaigns to kill CBC Comedy, suggesting it’s a poor use of taxpayer money.

As it currently exists, the CBC gives talented creators little incentive to write anything better and smarter. It’s time to stop coasting off of legacy work, establish a clear direction, recognize comedians as artists, and properly promote those artists through social media and streaming services. Until they do, Canadians will rightfully continue to ignore CBC Comedy in favour of the many superior alternatives.

Read the full opinion piece here.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Should Taxpayers keep funding the CBC?

Join the discussion on Reddit  ...

Should Taxpayers keep funding the CBC ? I'd like your opinions on this:
level 1
Personally I think yes.
I worry more about our media completely controlled by corporatism than one funded by the public and accountable to the public.
I feel the CBC should be closer to the BBC than PBS in the US.
level 1
I do agree with that, there was some pretty epic tv series and shows that were great entertainment. Id be ok with some funding going to help putting shows together. It is mostly the news part that bugs me.
level 2
The utter vast majority of media is own by right wingers.
There is tons of anti-progressive crap everywhere. What are you missing?
level 1
Hell no. If Canadians want the kind of programming the CBC provides, the CBC can support itself through advertising. If the CBC can’t attract a big enough audience to support itself, then Canadians don’t really want the CBC. Either way, no public funding required.

Read even more comments on Reddit here.