CBC A Mandate Gone Wild

President Hubert complains that funding cuts will compromise the CBC’s ability to fulfill its mandate.
That warrants a pause for thought.

Is everything the CBC does of vital public interest?
Aren’t all the spin-offs of a public broadcaster already out of control?
Isn’t having a lousy news channel and chasing celebrity enough of a compromise?
Will our nation survive without Bold TV and Radio 3, or Radio 2?

How many of these services did the founding fathers envision that taxpayers should be paying for to ensure that there was public broadcasting in Canada?

Will the day ever come that the CBC says
“Thank you, we have all the money we need to fulfill our mandate”
“We’ve sent all our executives and managers on free courses to Harvard, so we’re good, thanks.”
“We can’t think of anything more to do because so many other broadcasters are already doing everything.”

14 comments:

  1. Posted May 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It’™s how you avoid having your nation brainwashed’¦ fuck, your kind is so fucking irritating and dumb.
    =====================
    You might have a point there, IF you could force all Canadians to watch/listen to CBC. Of course, that wouldn’t be brainwashing, would it. Without a profit motive, there’s no way you can ascertain what Canadians are willing and eager to watch/listen to. Sorry, sweetheart, but calling our “kind” “fucking irritating and dumb” isn’t such a great way to generate an audience. With fans like you……..

  2. Playz with Puppies
    Posted May 12, 2010 at 12:59 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    “get a life” is such a cop-out statement used whenever it is revealed that the emperor has no clothes

  3. Steve
    Posted May 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Get a life Allan. You are nothing but a failed writer, filled with pessimism.

    • Allanjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted May 12, 2010 at 12:48 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Calling me nothing more than a failed writer is so belittling. I’m a failure at far more things than that.
      And when faced with pessimism, I just remind myself that, you know, I’m writing for the greatest blog in the world.

      • PoonGirljoined December 31, 2009
        Posted May 12, 2010 at 1:09 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        To call Allan “nothing but a failed writer” IS belittling to him. I’m sure he’s failed at much more than that, such as: a friend, a father, a husband, an employee, a boyfriend, a lover, a confident, a son, a mentor, a student etc.
        I don’t know when this blog went from straight shooting to sugar coating.

      • Steve
        Posted May 13, 2010 at 1:01 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        “Greatest” is a relative term…

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 4:55 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    kaffr, why do you think that every developed nation has public radio? It’s because you need mass communitcation NOT owned by someone looking to make profit, with vested interests. It’s how you avoid having your nation brainwashed… fuck, your kind is so fucking irritating and dumb.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 4:53 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    All CBC does is take US and UK ideas and Canadianize them, it’s fucking pitful.

  6. Peggie Turnbull
    Posted April 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    CBC TV NEWS has become the National Inquirer of the Air.

    Let’s keep CBC Radio and put CBC TV to a PBS Format. Sorry Peter, you’ve become a Rex Murphy wantabe.

  7. Posted April 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The issue is the money sucking black hole CBC has become. Don’™t get me wrong, I still appreciate the radio away from home, but realistically, they should be making it on their own, even if it means paring down to a Canadian version of the PBS.

    Sorry Vinyl CafĂ©, guess you’™ll finally have to run commercials.

    But, as room must now be made for the real media money producers in their Toronto estate for Disney, I’™m certain Mansbridge can afford to pay for his own office from his $280 000/year salary instead of sharing a cubicle.

    Time to move on.

    Time to defund the CBC.

  8. byng
    Posted April 18, 2010 at 1:34 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    As the CBC increasingly engages in Harper-hating, and CPC bashing, why not just defund the behemoth, and let them figure it out for themselves ?

  9. Artful
    Posted April 16, 2010 at 9:09 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    This is what you get when you combine a primarily commercial vision with the people currently responsible for content development. When have you heard the word “service” used from on high?

    A royal commission would be a good start, and the party in power would be an ideal one to initiate.

  10. Leithcam
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The CBC “mandate” certainly needs revisiting by the House of Commons with the forlorn hope that a new Royal Commission would be established to straighten out a ‘public broadcaster’ that has sorely lost its way.

  11. George Stroumboulow : Male Gigolo
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    How about a channel for all of the various George shows? The Strombo Network.


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