Shorter Kirstine Layfield

The BBC, the CBC, and the Privates are all pretty much the same.

This fails to explain why CBC Television looks so much like the Life Network.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Upper management are too busy being in bed with each other and their ‘stars’ (and I use the term ‘stars’ loosely) to do any managing of anything.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 4:17 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Kirsten, the dominatrix who fakes everything, giving nothing, but wants your money in exchange for the trick. Ratings increase! Ha! Yes, if she contorts and compares selected time periods in selected weeks in selected demos and forgets to mention that if it weren’t for Jeopardy (Christ!!) her schedule is no different than last year and worse than 4-5 years ago. Spank me Kirsten!!!

    Canadian shows account for roughy 30% of all TV viewing and CBC accounts for roughly 5% of that (read:5%) yet Dead Things on Sticks thinks that the argument that CBC has low ratings is no longer valid….Dennis don’t let the dom con you.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 7:32 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Patrick Watson said we should shut the place down and restart it, I guess like a computer that has gone awry. I think that would be the only way you could clear out all that management. Of course, if it was left up to the government to appoint a new president, it, or a version of it would be right back where it was in no time. I think how the CBC works is a microcosm of how the government works. That scares me silly.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Of course the Broadcasting Act must be re-written.

    And you are right it was a mil, then 500 thou,
    then 400 thou, the point is that Richard is
    chasing rating.

    Do you think the entire upper crust would fire themselves?

  5. Anonymous
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I thought it was a 1,000,000 viewer rule? Standards are slipping.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I don’t know if you’ve read the broadcasting act lately, but the government doesn’t have the power to fire “upper management”, except for Hubert. There’s a number of people Brian Mulroney would love to have fired when he was Prime Minister, and we’re all fortunate he wasn’t able to.

    Of couse, if they really want to get rid of people, they can stack the board with appointees, with the understanding that they will fire managers. But that’s a longer process.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 11:47 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Layfield’s article was typical spin BS.

    What about Stursberg’s 400,000 viewer rule?
    If that’s not chasing ratings, what is?

    What about hiring American show doctors to
    improve the rating of the supper hours?

    Was that not eyeball chasing?

    How about Martha, Wheel or Jeopardy?

    These vermin will do or say anything to maintain their little kingdoms.

    We need visionarys and instead they appoint and/or hire cheap whores.

    The government should fire the board and all
    of upper management and start over.

  8. Fake Ouimet
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 10:37 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I don’t disagree with you, Anonymoose at 11:27, and it’s good she got that point out there. But unfortunately, it does lead to the conclusion I wrote in this post: BBC ∠CBC ∠Privates.

    Something has to happen to differentiate CBC from Privates, and ratings can’t be it.

  9. Anonymous
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 9:27 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I thought the piece was pretty good, in the sense that she let people know that the privates are almost as public as we are private, with all the gov’t subsidies they get. Perhaps they should cut all gov’t support of the privates, give that money to the CBC and then we’ll stop competing for advertisers. The privates will be totally private and can do whatever they like. We’ll be totally public with solid funding. Then get rid of this current CBC management that is so neo-conservative, so private-sector minded, full of MBA nonsense, and put in real Canadian broadcasters with experience.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 7:46 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    And, here we go again. The ‘big brass’ and the people who speak for the ‘big brass’ trying to put their spin on things when they know that THEY are indeed the problem at the CBC. It’s their big salaries, unnecessary bonus payouts, awful programming decisions, and terrible misuse of funds that are at the root of the problems at the CBC. But, just watch the everyday workers pay the price for this. SHAME!!!!

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