an opinion about CBC Radio 2

YouTube – volume varies – 5:56


  1. Allanjoined April 10, 2009
    Posted March 15, 2010 at 2:28 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Censorship is a poor way to approach communication.
    I appreciate the clarification from the people responsible for this video, but to suggest that we can’t comment about a video that’s been posted publicly on the internet is going too far.

    It takes only a moment to realize that this was done as a school assignment and that it poses an argument for the sake of argument as opposed to some passionate campaign to clean up CBC Radio.

    Mean comments are a reality in a society that permits free speech from anyone regardless of age, gender or education.
    A significant but by no means dominant part of the Tea Makers forum is taken up with some pretty mean-spirited attacks and insults.
    We can always find a justification for removing comments that we don’t agree with, as happens with almost every blog on the internet.
    But the result is that readers are then presented with a skewed impression of how people are reacting to the views they see printed.
    Add to that the element of allowing people to write anonymously and the whole thing becomes a rather dicey situation, but one that must still adhere to the laws of the country which do proscribe limits on just what can and cannot be said.

    My belief is that people should be permitted to express themselves as they choose about anything in the world. And that includes the right and freedom to respond and disagree and clarify.
    You have been given that chance and I think readers are smart enough to appreciate what you’re saying.
    It was your choice to present the video to the world and you could easily have put a disclaimer on the posting saying that this is just an experiment.

    The last thing I want to do is give the impression that anyone here is insensitive to youth or that we take delight in ridiculing even the innocent.
    You’ve removed the video, but to delete this post entails losing all the comments, including yours, which people made the effort to submit.
    Is that fair?
    I posted it without comment and let people speak freely, just as they could have at the YouTube page.
    But you’ve made the point that it’s also not fair to identify only one unnamed pretty girl with the views of a group project, so I’ve removed the picture.

  2. Cheico
    Posted March 15, 2010 at 12:57 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Greetings Allan,

    This video was solely meant to fulfill an assignment in a communications class on how to creatively make a persuasive argument given a current controversial topic. Which is why we are rather surprised the video was at all viewed seriously, since the arguments our group makes does have huge holes, and is fundamentally biased as so many of you have astutely, and impolitely pointed out.
    We appreciate the critical responses (however not so much the mean comments!), but want to emphasize the fact that the primary purpose of the video was made to fulfill a set of academic criteria and only serve in a student forum on youtube, rather than thorough inform the public about the issues surrounding the cbc radio 2. Recognizing the issues raised we agree there are many factors that weren’t considered, and some obviously exaggerated (although judging by the comments we guess not so obviously?…) .

    Therefore we would appreciate it if this topic was removed from the tea makers discussion, for fear of further misinforming the public, wasting peoples’ time, and defacing our poor group member who was voted to be the face of our ideas…

    SFSS Communications students

  3. Andy
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 11:25 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The promo boy is awful and denigrates CBC. It’s just awful. I’d recommend people go to and hit the contact us button at the very bottom of the page and send in their protest about this unprofessional insult to intelligence.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    She’s wrong about commercials on Radio2, but the mistake is understandable. At the same time the network hypes itself as “commercial free”, Promo Boy spots are in high rotation. He’s not selling soap, but the resulting sound is out of sync with the slogan.

    • Anonymous
      Posted December 17, 2009 at 6:17 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Promo Boy’s obsequiousness is cringe-inducing…please cut his budget.

  5. Jeff
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 6:36 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I couldn’t sit threw that. If I wanted to be preached to by somone who knew less than me I’d pull up a chair anywhere on the 4th floor.

    Plus is it just me or did the audio suck. Kind of ironic!

  6. Anon Person
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 7:22 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    She states that CBC has canceled all regular day programming of Classical music. I don’t think she did her research very well, since Tempo is a classical show that airs Monday to Friday with host Julie Nesrallah. If she’s reading this, please visit:

    She also says that there is commercialization everywhere on CBC Radio. I guess she means the artists because CBC Radio is (and has always been) commercial free.

    And, she fails to mention we also hear lots and lots of Canadian popular music. This is music that the commercial radio stations won’t touch and so the CBC provides a venue for these Canadian up and coming artists. And, shouldn’t that be what CBC is all about – getting new Canadian artists some airtime.

    By the way she blows smoke out her backside, she’s a shoe in for a job with CBC Management. ;-)

    • Anonymous
      Posted December 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      You’re right! Her ignorance would make her a great CBC executive (and she’s just George’s type!)

  7. Anon
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    A series of Communications (what dat?) Studies 130 students presentations?
    Somewhat more entertaining that the papers thrown into the prof’s waste basket but…
    And Cheico’s eyebrows are too thin for television.

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