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Oh Bob Fife, Are You Suggesting That You Get Paid Less Than Your CBC Counterparts?

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That is the question @YukonGale asked on Twitter tonight during tonight’s episode of Power Play on the boob tube this fine evening.  I watched it too.  For those who did not watch, Don Martin asked both journalists (Toronto Star’s Tim Harper and of course, Bob Fife, CTV’s Ottawa bureau chief) he had on . . . → Read More: Oh Bob Fife, Are You Suggesting That You Get Paid Less Than Your CBC Counterparts?

Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

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If you ever wanted to combine the worst of Conservatism – that frothy mixture of deceit, barely-veiled racism and amoral opportunism – look no further than the perfect marriage of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Fox News North.

Six federal bureaucrats were drafted to pose as new Canadians for a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony broadcast . . . → Read More: Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

Why is Ethical Oil too terrified to confirm if it is funded by Enbridge or not? UPDATED with video.

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"Don't ask me hard questions. I'm a student!"

Wow. Just wow. Yesterday, I watched Power & Politics with Huffington Post’s Kathryn Marshall debating the Northern Gateway hearings with a representative from the Sierra Club. What was so amazing is that every time host Evan Solomon correctly asked if Enbridge was funding Ethical Oil, . . . → Read More: Why is Ethical Oil too terrified to confirm if it is funded by Enbridge or not? UPDATED with video.

Exclusive! Brian Lilley’s audition reel for Sun TV News.

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X-posted at Let Freedom Rain

Welcome to Harperland

Tweet How we embraced hate. I was watching the CBC News this morning, Suhana Meharchand was the host.  Talking about Attawapiskat, she interviewed NDP/MP Charlie Angus.  Hostilely, she asked him, “What would you do if you were Minister?  Throw money at the problem?”  His reply showed unflappable professionalism, indicating that he would first alleviate . . . → Read More: Welcome to Harperland

update to Truth in Journalism

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After my last post, I sent a letter to Kirk LaPointe, the CBC Ombudsman.

Mr. LaPointe,

I am writing to lodge a complaint about a story that is incorrect.  I refer to the story published Friday, December 2, 2011,

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/12/02/bc-first-nation-signs-pipeline-deal.html

This story incorrectly attributed the title of chief to a man who is . . . → Read More: update to Truth in Journalism

Truth in Journalism

Tweet On December 2nd, the CBC posted this story, B.C. First Nation backs Northern Gateway pipeline CBC News Posted: Dec 2, 2011 5:12 PM PT Last Updated: Dec 2, 2011 7:30 PM PT

A B.C. First Nation has announced it’s backing the Northern Gateway pipeline  project to ship oilsands crude to the West Coast, . . . → Read More: Truth in Journalism

Rob Ford: Help! Call 911! Marg Delahunty is after my body!

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Marg to cop at Ford House "Where's a man when you need him?" Cop, "Obviously not here, m'am".

Too fucking hilarious. No wonder Conservatives are so afraid of the CBC. Marg Delahunty’s on the prowl. (Video here.)

“There was a lady dressed up and she was screaming my name: ‘We got you Rob Ford, . . . → Read More: Rob Ford: Help! Call 911! Marg Delahunty is after my body!

On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits

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"I say dear Kate, you may want to have that growth on your head checked out."

Ah Conservatives, so in love with our country. Not! Preferring to honour war and celebrate a couple of brainless twits from some other country, rather than honour Canada’s national news and entertainment network with 75 years . . . → Read More: On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits

Quebecor Paranoia Grows-Demands CBC-Radio Canada To Remove Certain Offending Portions From Web Site

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Not long ago, Jymn covered the CBC, coming armed with certain facts about Quebecor.  A few things Quebecor won’t tell us. Let’s refresh our memories, here.

Quebecor has received more than half a billion dollars in direct and indirect subsidies and benefits from Canadian taxpayers over the past three years, yet it is not . . . → Read More: Quebecor Paranoia Grows-Demands CBC-Radio Canada To Remove Certain Offending Portions From Web Site

Poor Pierre Karl Peladeau. Playing the victim again. Paranoid, too.

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Most likely spurred by the facts presented by the CBC about Quebecor’s welfare habit, the media chain’s chief came out firing today against the ‘state broadcaster’. Problem is, Peladeau came off wimpy and whiny, somehow befitting a news chain known for its self victimization and pouting. Not only that, there was a whiff of paranoia . . . → Read More: Poor Pierre Karl Peladeau. Playing the victim again. Paranoid, too.

Good to see CBC fighting back against Quebecor’s petty attacks

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You want to piss off a Conservative, come armed with facts (emphasis mine).

What Quebecor won’t tell you about its attacks on the public broadcaster 

For more than three years, Quebecor has been using its newspapers, and more recently, its SunNews Network TV license to pursue a campaign against CBC/Radio-Canada. But there are some . . . → Read More: Good to see CBC fighting back against Quebecor’s petty attacks

Kevin O’Leary under fire for hatchet job on Chris Hedges. Sun Media rides to the rescue

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You won’t find the Sun tabloid chain – no stranger to hatchet jobs – siding with the ‘state broadcaster’ often. But when it comes to the Bill O’Reilly attack dog of the CBC, Sun can make an exception.

(I’m pretty sure Sun has also recently deified Don Cherry in light of the flack he’s . . . → Read More: Kevin O’Leary under fire for hatchet job on Chris Hedges. Sun Media rides to the rescue

CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News.

Tweet Kevin O’Leary channels Krista Erickson. This time guest bites back.

This is sweet. Chris Hedges exposes Kevin O’Leary’s snotty, condescending name calling during an interview on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange. Amanda Lang  Dianne Buckner tries in vain to represent the middle ground as a CBC pundit should do but to no avail as O’Leary . . . → Read More: CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News.

Canada’s Shame

Tweet We are mute with shame here in Canada.  Shame for our Professional Media.  Even our beloved CBC doesn’t have the decency to cover the new American Revolution.  You were there for Egypt, you covered the hell out of Libya, sickeningly slick graphics and foreboding intro music and all.  But when our biggest trading . . . → Read More: Canada’s Shame

And Now, Introducing the Witness for The Harpercon Prosecution, Fox News North!

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Boys ‘n’ girls, the Harpercons want to hold a parliamentary hearing regarding the future of the CBC, basically. And  guess who their star witnesses will be? Yup! You guessed it! Pierre-Karl Peladeau, Ezzy Levant, and of course, king McCarthyist of the CBC watch, Brian Lilley-white.  Oh yeah! Like they’re going to reliable, impartial . . . → Read More: And Now, Introducing the Witness for The Harpercon Prosecution, Fox News North!

But I Thought The CBC Had a Two Year Cooling Off Period With Ex-Politicians-Juxtapose!

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I know I’m going to need to be heavily sedated after writing the first sentence, but I find myself in agreement with the Blogging SupposiTory resident McCarthyist, BC Blue today. I am asking the same question he is today:

Why is CBC allowing Stockwell Day to break their 2 year cooling off policy?

However, . . . → Read More: But I Thought The CBC Had a Two Year Cooling Off Period With Ex-Politicians-Juxtapose!

Duceppe to CBC

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Oh man, this is really going to piss off the right! LOFL! Stephen Tayor’s going to have to bring out the mops for all the cranial matter exploding over at Blogging Tories.

MONTREAL – Former Bloc Quebecois head Gilles Duceppe said he doesn’t think there is anything controversial about an ex-soveregnist leader working at . . . → Read More: Duceppe to CBC

Science versus Photo Ops

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I was watching the cbc news this morning. I find it very sad to witness the decline of that once proud public broadcaster. The cbc used to provide some fine investigative journalism. It’s one story in particular that caught my eye today however, that speaks to the disconnect between government and the media . . . → Read More: Science versus Photo Ops

Support the CBC – sign the petition

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Found this at Far and Wide.  With the incessant attacks from the right, especially from Sun Media, CBC is under constant threat. Please sign the petition below to support one of the only sources of news untarnished by right-wing influence (save for Evan Solomon and… oh forget it) available to Canadians. If you’re a . . . → Read More: Support the CBC – sign the petition