Still open for business


Theo Moudakis, Toronto Star

It’s a bit strange to read headlines and phrases that talk about “losing” or “saving” the CBC.
We are nowhere near losing the CBC.
All that seems to have happened is that the talk of a 5% cutback of services has given a bit more fuel to the many who are calling for reform.
The usual exercise in futility.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous
    Posted April 1, 2009 at 9:43 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Sorry, this is off topic, but doesn’t it seem like faulty reasoning to be planning “news renewal” when these cuts are happening???

  2. Allan
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 6:37 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Somebody needs a hug.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 6:11 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Allan with no last name because he wants to be a person and not a label has his finger on the pulse as usual. He says the CBC does not have to be saved but he is secretly so pleased that the cuts are coming and chaos has ensued. He knew it was coming all along, you see. He will be Proven Right. He won’t be watching much in the way of Canadian TV in a few months, but the will be Proven Right.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The CBC does not even come close to resembling what it once was.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 2:50 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Keep in mind that in places like the Maritimes, the deep cuts to radio morning shows — half the workforce, essentially — means the audience is indeed “losing” the CBC. Management couldn’t shoulder the optics of shutting down the regional shows completely, so they’re being decimated instead. And when the ratings drop, as they inevitably will, it’ll be justification for full-out closure. So yes, listeners are indeed losing the CBC to a slow painful death.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 8:38 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    If the CBC becomes a shell of its former self, we’ve “lost” the CBC. Existing is not thriving.


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