Tag Archives: The National

Anonymous

“It is true that the new National does seem to be shedding viewers and that the new Radio 2 is an abject failure. Perhaps its time to replace the generic Teamakers bitchery with a more focussed look at what those two projects have in common. Or, rather, who they have in common.” -Anonymous, Why We […]

CBC News is a No-Brainer

CBC News is a No-Brainer

if you were to tune in randomly to the noon news on CBC News Network, what would it reveal about the current state of journalism and priorities of the CBC … First, a straight-forward broadcast that puts real news first. That would be the BBC. Meanwhile, the CBC continues on its witless path toward irrelevance […]

takes a big news organization to admit when they’ve made a mistake

CBC blames Canadian Press instead of their own inability to read the English language. Three weeks into the newly baked version of The National and already Peter Mansbridge has twice been forced to make corrections for slip-ups made during a previous broadcast. How long before Stursberg comes on to apologize for the entire show?

Muhammad Lila knows Toronto

Muhammad Lila knows Toronto

As part of the new The National, reporters have been putting together low-rez promos featuring themselves (all with pre-roll CBC promos, so 2 promos for your money). Claire Martin talks about the weather. Rex Murphy talks about his innovative approach to incorporating E-mail into his broadcasts. And Muhammad Lila wants you to know he’s just […]

Peter McNelly

“As for The National, it looked like it had just awakened from a ten-year coma. Gone were the endless headlines. Gone, the faux Wagnerian splendor of the old set with the anchor enthroned in some Valhalla of the gods. Gone the bloated, dull news reports delivered in what seemed an interminable 2:45 seconds or more. […]

Medium Close-Up on “CBC News Lite”

Howard Bernstein rounds up what he and his old-tyme (anonymous) news chums are saying about the revamped The National. It’s pretty much what everyone else is saying. He also quotes a rumour that “over 700 comments came in to CBC after night one and all but 30 were negative,” 27 of which were probably written by […]

Spot The Difference – The Onion vs the New National

(via Mondoville)

A standing walkthrough: Quite possibly the lamest newscast ever broadcast on Canadian national television

A standing walkthrough: Quite possibly the lamest newscast ever broadcast on Canadian national television

Everyone stands, making even the viewers feel uncomfortable

Stand and deliver and Twitter

Stand and deliver and Twitter

Standing newscasters: Epic FAIL among Twits

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