If there were a truth-in-advertising law for campaign signs, the “We Vote CBC” signs would have to read “We Vote to Have Everyone Else Subsidize our Ideological and Cultural Preferences.” Because even if you agree with the CBC, its supporters and unions that Mother Corp is “woefully underfunded,” it is still the only broadcaster in the country that gets nearly a billion tax dollars a year.
The Sports Network (TSN) doesn’t get a billion a year from Ottawa. Indeed, TSN’s total annual revenues are only in the range of $400 million. Nor does the CBC’s main competitor, CTV, get a billion-dollar leg-up.
And for that money, Mother Corp mostly produces dreadful, dull, preachy, biased or unfunny television
that almost no one watches.
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