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The Tea Makers 2005-2010

The Tea Makers 2005-2010

Hitler learns of Stursberg’s dismissal

Richard Stursberg fired

Knowlton Nash

“When Richard was appointed executive vice-president of CBC Television six years ago he brought with him a revolution that shook the foundation of the organization and eventually of the whole of our English services. He challenged every premise, attacked conventional wisdom, and uprooted whole parts of the internal culture. Six years later, the institution is […]

One Less Bell to Answer, One Less Egg to Fry

August 6, 2010 – Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president, English services, is leaving CBC/Radio-Canada effective today. When Richard was appointed executive vice-president of CBC Television six years ago, he brought with him a revolution that shook the foundation of the organization and eventually the whole of our English services. He challenged every premise, attacked conventional wisdom, […]

A love letter from George

Strombo wolf hat

Finally, it arrived.  Although, I think it was just bulk mail he sent to every admirer.  Somehow, his light heartedness seems fake and forced.  Here is the love letter. George drops such literary gems as “fer real”, “doper” and signing off with “Piece”.  He really knows the way to my heart. If I may… From […]

Bad Ideas about urban myths

I would normally call Ideas one of the few good radio shows we have left. But on Wednesday night I was subjected to the third playing in a year of Lynn Glazier’s documentary “It’s a Teen’s World: Wired for Sex, Lies and Power Trips”. Frankly my first reaction was: Huh? Didn’t I hear this just […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Tea Makers

Happy Birthday, Tea Makers

The Tea Makers is 5 years old today.

New CBC Anchor To Replace Diana Swain

New CBC Anchor To Replace Diana Swain

(July 14, 2010 EhNews) Responding to major changes announced for news anchors at both CTV and Global, the CBC quickly pushed aside Diana Swain to grab the headlines away from its competitors. The Corporation chose to boldly hire the first person they saw walking down Front Street. “They think that hiring a woman to be […]

The CBC has all the integrity of BP

The CBC has all the integrity of BP

Despite several emails to several people at the CBC, not one of them was ever responded to, not even as having been received. Yet lo and behold, it isn’t just a new picture of Jian Ghomeshi that’s different about the new, improved “Q” web site: as compared to the line it replaces, still in use […]

Several Degrees of Separation

Several Degrees of Separation

Burton Cummings has a long ways to go to catch up to George Stroumboulopoulos. But neither are anywhere near high school drop-out, now Chancellor, Peter Mansbridge. For all three, school’s out … FOREVER!

Any year now, Jian Ghomeshi will stand up for something. Or maybe not.

Any year now, Jian Ghomeshi will stand up for something. Or maybe not.

No one expects every media personality to declare their political views, or even share an opinion about a news event. Just because a person is a celebrity doesn’t mean they’re obligated to get behind a cause or a mission. We can’t all have minds and consciences like Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Sean Penn. Nor […]

CBC-TV News gets pwned

CBC-TV News gets pwned

It was a major, historic event in downtown Toronto, right next to the CBC building, and TV-watching citizens were asking: where’s the CBC? Quite simply, Twitter & YouTube & TwitPic & Qik kicked the shit out of them. A handful of free tools that didn’t exist 5 years ago just pwned your half-a-century-old billion-dollar National […]

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