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A Discerning Bot

A Discerning Bot

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The CBC Has Become Synonymous With Fakery

The CBC Has Become Synonymous With Fakery

We’re getting accustomed to lies. Our own public broadcaster not only condones it but also encourages it as a necessary step on the path to success in today’s media-rich world. Jian Ghomeshi and Tod Maffin are the shining examples of how far people who work at the CBC will go to deceive the public. Jian […]

Meritocracy Hasn’t Helped Neil Macdonald

Meritocracy Hasn't Helped Neil Macdonald

As a young reporter for The Ottawa Citizen, Neil Macdonald got a scoop about some typical federal government chicanery. The brief attention he received as a result was enough to secure him a lifetime contract with the CBC. But that was in the 1980’s when it seems that panic had set in at the Corporation […]

Post removes post

Post removes post

Every attempt to Google search for this article leads to the same blank page. It disappeared in less than 4 hours after it was posted. CBC running fewer Canadian shows in prime time Was it the Ian Morrison quote? “CBC management seems quite willing to ignore its obligation to show Canada to Canadians, rather than […]

Suggestions for Fox News North

Suggestions for Fox News North

Begin by changing the brand name from SUN TV NEWS to … perhaps … NEWSWORLD. And grab these two …

Metro Morning’s Radio Robots

Going past the Front Street side of the CBC Toronto building and up there on the wall, like the broadcasting giants that they are, we see pictured both Andy Barrie (retired) and Matt Galloway (newly hired). Matt was the obvious choice for successor to host Metro Morning, once you knew that Denise Donlon wasn’t going […]

During your interviews, George, do you ever get a Stromboner?

PoonGirl has it in her head to interview Stroumbo. I don’t know what she wants to ask him, but I’m sure the result would be interesting. I also don’t think it’s likely to happen. Although there are dozens of interviews with George strewn across YouTube, every one of them have something in common. George’s butt […]

Ryerson Journalism Prof Easily Duped

Ryerson Journalism Prof Easily Duped

Jian Ghomeshi sits smiling. He is being introduced to the audience in a large auditorium at Ryerson University. The speaker is Suanne Kelman, Associate Chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson. Photo Credit: Britney Hope / Ryerson University “A lot of you know him as the host of CBC’s radio show “Q” and ….. […]

An Inconvenient Question

An Inconvenient Question

No one at the CBC reads The Tea Makers. Right? I asked a simple question – “where is the opinion piece that you say Jian Ghomeshi wrote for The Guardian?” And that Jian Ghomeshi himself says that he wrote for The Guardian. The answer to that question would reveal a lot about today’s CBC. Even […]

Waiting For Jian To Answer A Simple Q-uestion

Waiting For Jian To Answer A Simple Q-uestion

It’s been three months since I first began asking Jian, his staff, and now the CBC to answer a simple question. What editorial/opinion piece written by Jian was published by The Guardian? It says very clearly on his Wikipedia page that … He is also a writer whose editorials and opinion pieces have been published […]

the environment between George’s ears

the environment between George's ears

Sarah Westwood walks with George along the Seawall George is asked what next for the campaign “A Million Acts of Green”. He uses the term “we”, without clarifying that the campaign was created in conjunction with CISCO, who wanted to experiment with social network marketing, and chose the issue and provided resources and funding. That’s […]

Genuine George

Genuine George

From where we’re sitting, that would be two thumbs up, George.

CBC A Mandate Gone Wild

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? […]

That’s an old Corp!

CBC is turning 75.