Defund the CBC

Should we stop the taxpayers' bailout of CBC?

Yes, they need to make it on their own
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No, I want more coverage of Trudeau's socks
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Gone_Fishin wrote: Sep 29th, 2021, 12:05 pm Is Rosie Barton the new executive producer of 22 Minutes?

The CBC is like that old, moldy sandwich in the back of the fridge. Someone has to chuck it out.
Barton? :spitcoffee:

Seriously, though, CBC's commitment to becoming the propaganda arm of the government now seems far, far greater than their erstwhile commitment to journalistic integrity.
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Hurtlander wrote: Sep 29th, 2021, 9:44 am
Yup, I unfortunately watched the first show of the new season last evening. This Hour used to be excellent, they would pick apart and lampoon all sides fairly and equally, with an obvious comic bent.. If last evening was any indication of the upcoming season, it’s going to be a sad end to what was once one of the very few shows worth watching on CBC. The entire episode last evening was nothing more than an attempt to promote wokeism, and to outright attack the PPC, the CPC and the Greens, yet they did give a positive shout out to Singh and the NDP. Surprisingly they never said anything in regards to Trudeau, in past seasons they definitely would’ve had skits and commentary in regards to the outright waste of time and money for calling an unnecessary election, the fact that they didn’t critique Trudeau’s unnecessary election is very telling of the shows new direction.
I used to watch that show in it's first few years when they had some decent talent on there like Shaun Majumder etc but I stopped after that idiot Mary Walsh dressed up in her Zena costume, complete with sword, and went to Rob Ford's house and terrorized his children. Imagine if someone did that to Justin Trudeau's young family? They'd still be in jail. And this is supposed to be a "comedy" show. I don't mind if a political show makes fun of politicians, as long as they make fun of everyone. That's why I used to watch Jon Stewart as well. It seems now the people running these "comedy" shows think that they have to pander to the dumbest part of the spectrum, the Left, as they don't want to offend their woke friends by doing anything damage their chances at power. And of course, they would find making fun of their woke buddies offensive. So that just leaves them with one side of the spectrum to target, and complete alienation of a huge chunk of the audience.

But who cares right? It's the CBC! They get paid no matter what, thanks to that ever-flowing river of government cash.
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The CBC is a good example of a bloated bureaucracy of government people who have been feeding at the public trough for way to long and who have evolved into a partisan, specialized group of elitist pacifists who are allowed to have free reign for their little pet projects that have little to do with most Canadians. Sure they promote their friends and supporters, but that is it.The CBC was meant to unite ALL Canadians across the country but they have chosen sides and if you do not follow their ideology, you are a non person to them and are stonewalled and black listed. They somehow feel they are supposed to be the champions of the people they consider the underdogs and everyone else is unworthy of their attention. There are exceptions of course. They need to present a certain face. They are now a source of division. What needs to happen is that the entire staff at the CBC should be fired and replaced by neutral objective people. I am sick and tired of them acting like they are some kind of divine force meant to rescue the world at our expense.
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Speaking on behalf of CBC radio, they were unparalleled at one time as mentioned in my previous posts .

Even the longtime Quirks n Quarks is shovelling out the Liberal partyline thinking.

For the very few shows left to us to enjoy without the propaganda, I say, sink them to ocean bottom where it now belongs.

How I miss the good old days of real comedy and chat without a political bias ONLY in one direction.

However, as long as we have Lieberal governments “in charge” of the fate of the CBC (read Eastern votes) we are going to keep paying for a service that is no longer relevant, esp. in Western Canada
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Did Justin threaten to cut funding if they don't toe the line?

Can you imagine the uproar if Rosie hasn't had her shots - Justin would surely reverse his position!

FTR, I'm fine with companies who implement vaccination requirements for their workers. That's up to them.


The CBC has asked its employees to report their vaccination status by the end of this month while the crown corporation reviews Wednesday’s mandatory vaccination announcement for federal workers.

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“We are currently reviewing the information available regarding this morning’s announcement. We expect that other Crown Corporations will be asked to mirror the federal government’s policy in their own operations. We have already told employees that they are required to report their vaccination status by the end of this month. This information will help us make additional decisions about mandatory vaccination and how to operationalize it,” Mar wrote in an emailed statement.

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In August, as exclusively reported by True North, the CBC stated that COVID-19 vaccination was a “personal decision” for each of its employees to make and that at the time it was not being required from its workers.

“At present, vaccination is a personal decision for each employee to make,” Mar said at the time.

https://tnc.news/2021/10/06/cbc-employe ... f-october/
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Catsumi wrote: Sep 29th, 2021, 7:11 pm Speaking on behalf of CBC radio, they were unparalleled at one time as mentioned in my previous posts .

Even the longtime Quirks n Quarks is shovelling out the Liberal partyline thinking.

For the very few shows left to us to enjoy without the propaganda, I say, sink them to ocean bottom where it now belongs.

How I miss the good old days of real comedy and chat without a political bias ONLY in one direction.

However, as long as we have Lieberal governments “in charge” of the fate of the CBC (read Eastern votes) we are going to keep paying for a service that is no longer relevant, esp. in Western Canada
:up: :up:

The golden age of radio - Double Exposure, Peter Gzowski, Arthur Black, Rex Murphy...
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rustled wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Catsumi wrote: Sep 29th, 2021, 7:11 pm Speaking on behalf of CBC radio, they were unparalleled at one time as mentioned in my previous posts .

Even the longtime Quirks n Quarks is shovelling out the Liberal partyline thinking.

For the very few shows left to us to enjoy without the propaganda, I say, sink them to ocean bottom where it now belongs.

How I miss the good old days of real comedy and chat without a political bias ONLY in one direction.

However, as long as we have Lieberal governments “in charge” of the fate of the CBC (read Eastern votes) we are going to keep paying for a service that is no longer relevant, esp. in Western Canada
:up: :up:

The golden age of radio - Double Exposure, Peter Gzowski, Arthur Black, Rex Murphy...
Vicki Gabereau, Book Time, Gilmour’s Albums, Otto Lowy’s Orient Express, Dr. Bundolo’s Pandemonium comedy hour….

How i wish they’d replay these golden moments and deep-six the pap spewed daily now.

Like you, i too lived with CBCradio morning to night.
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Catsumi wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 7:50 pm
rustled wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 7:42 pm
:up: :up:

The golden age of radio - Double Exposure, Peter Gzowski, Arthur Black, Rex Murphy...
Vicki Gabereau, Book Time, Gilmour’s Albums, Otto Lowy’s Orient Express, Dr. Bundolo’s Pandemonium comedy hour….

How i wish they’d replay these golden moments and deep-six the pap spewed daily now.

Like you, i too lived with CBCradio morning to night.
Oooh, I'd never heard of the Pandemonium. Gotta find it online.
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I have tried. They are under a restricted protected covenant now, at least when i tried.

It was Dr. Bundolo’s Pandemonium Medicine Show now that i think on it.

Absolutely hilarious. Never missed an episode.
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rustled wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 7:42 pm
The golden age of radio - Double Exposure, Peter Gzowski, Arthur Black, Rex Murphy...
Used to love tuning in on Sunday afternoons to the Royal Canadian Air Farce. They were comedy gold, so amazing.
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Catsumi wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 7:57 pm I have tried. They are under a restricted protected covenant now, at least when i tried.

It was Dr. Bundolo’s Pandemonium Medicine Show now that i think on it.

Absolutely hilarious. Never missed an episode.
I LOVED Royal Canadian Air Farce. Oh my goodness. I used to be in tears laughing at John Morgan. Ah, get STUFFED.
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daria wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Catsumi wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 7:57 pm I have tried. They are under a restricted protected covenant now, at least when i tried.

It was Dr. Bundolo’s Pandemonium Medicine Show now that i think on it.

Absolutely hilarious. Never missed an episode.
I LOVED Royal Canadian Air Farce. Oh my goodness. I used to be in tears laughing at John Morgan. Ah, get STUFFED.
We got to laugh at goofy politicians [c’est moi, Pierre]! The Royals, anything that moved….and we all survived and were better for it. Those cheery shows pulled us together back then. Now they are Not funny and promote division instead.

Honestly…where ARE all the comedy scripters that could give us a good belly laugh at the edicts vomited forth by Kovid Kings on a daily basis?
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The Chicken Cannon! [icon_lol2.gif]
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daria wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 8:00 pm
I LOVED Royal Canadian Air Farce. Oh my goodness. I used to be in tears laughing at John Morgan. Ah, get STUFFED.
And Dave Broadfoot. "When I regained consciousness...." killer line....
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daria wrote: Oct 6th, 2021, 8:03 pm The Chicken Cannon! [icon_lol2.gif]
I had fogotten that one….some fool politician would be stuffed into the cannon and fired off over the provinces.

Bring them back if you want to survive the sharpened knives, CBC
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