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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Re: Defund the CBC

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Pappywinkle wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 9:33 am The CBC is awesome and worth every penny, and more! And while die hard conservatives will froth at the mouth because CBC isn't just another right wing echo chamber, most Canadians value media that isn't run by corporate interests - especially right wing interests that don't reflect Canadian values.
I think most Canadians would prefer an unbiased media that reported on facts alone and left the politics for the politicians. Anyone who thinks that a media outlet that is funded by one political party is reporting the truth is about as dense as they get. I don't care what side of the political spectrum you lean on, the taxpayers are flipping the bill and should be seeing factual information not sensationalized reports that support a particular party.
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AtlantisKelowna wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:34 am I think most Canadians would prefer an unbiased media that reported on facts alone and left the politics for the politicians. Anyone who thinks that a media outlet that is funded by one political party is reporting the truth is about as dense as they get. I don't care what side of the political spectrum you lean on, the taxpayers are flipping the bill and should be seeing factual information not sensationalized reports that support a particular party.
The CBC has been funded by parties of all political stripes for decades and their reporting simply reflects the values of Canadians. Thankfully the CBC isn't just another American owned media that constantly reports right fear/shock stories, though for some reason some think Canada needs yet another one of those to scare people about immigrants and spread conspiracies about Castro.
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The poll for this thread is pretty hilarious, because the option 'i want more coverage of Trudeau's socks' is exactly what corporate right wing media likes to focus on, and what it's readers like to gobble up. So those votes are in all likelihood right wingers who actually do want more coverage of Trudeau's socks. [icon_lol2.gif]
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AtlantisKelowna wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:34 am
I think most Canadians would prefer an unbiased media that reported on facts alone and left the politics for the politicians. Anyone who thinks that a media outlet that is funded by one political party is reporting the truth is about as dense as they get. I don't care what side of the political spectrum you lean on, the taxpayers are flipping the bill and should be seeing factual information not sensationalized reports that support a particular party.
Yes that's just it. While I get that we all want something "Canadian", what most Canadians don't want is biased Left-wing garbage, especially if they want to broadcast that nonsense and expect taxpayer cash to support it.
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AtlantisKelowna wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:34 am I think most Canadians would prefer an unbiased media that reported on facts alone and left the politics for the politicians. Anyone who thinks that a media outlet that is funded by one political party is reporting the truth is about as dense as they get. I don't care what side of the political spectrum you lean on, the taxpayers are flipping the bill and should be seeing factual information not sensationalized reports that support a particular party.
The Green Barbarian wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 12:51 pm Yes that's just it. While I get that we all want something "Canadian", what most Canadians don't want is biased Left-wing garbage, especially if they want to broadcast that nonsense and expect taxpayer cash to support it.
Pappywinkle wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:51 am The CBC has been funded by parties of all political stripes for decades and their reporting simply reflects the values of Canadians. Thankfully the CBC isn't just another American owned media that constantly reports right fear/shock stories, though for some reason some think Canada needs yet another one of those to scare people about immigrants and spread conspiracies about Castro.

It doesn't matter left or right because both parties are guilty of using the media to support their beliefs. I can tell you both are on opposing teams so may I suggest you put aside your political beliefs for a moment and understand the bigger picture here? Truthful, factual and unbiased media that leaves politics for the politicians is what I would agree to spend my tax dollars on, you should too.
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Pappywinkle wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:15 am
hobbyguy wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:12 am So what? You spend your day listening to FOX news? Hawaii Five O? The Kardashians?

Fine, you want to be a Yankee Republican - go south.

Canadian culture is worth protecting, it is way better and our lives are richer for it.
CBC doesn't run 24/7 fear mongering, which die hard conservatives need as it's how they form their identities. You can bet if CBC ran garbage like Alex Jones all day the same die hard conservatives would watch it day and night. [icon_lol2.gif]
Have you tried to listen to CBC radio in the last 24 months??? All they do is yelp FEAR of covid, FEAR of unvaxxed, then on to mandated vaccinations, then back to next new variant of covid. Honestly, there is no end to it. No wonder there are peeps living in total fear of their neighbours, friends and general public.

Then mix into the above, praise for liberal malfeasance and denigration to any opposition.

Yeah, right. CBC doesn’t fearmonger. In a pig’s eye.
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hobbyguy wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:12 am Canadian culture is worth protecting, it is way better and our lives are richer for it.
Your hero Justin Trudeau says there's no such thing.


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Catsumi wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm

Yeah, right. CBC doesn’t fearmonger. In a pig’s eye.
You are right Cats, the CBC definitely sucks, a lot. But they are no different than every other government-subsidized media everywhere. The BBC, the ABC in Australia, NPR in the US - all run by the idiot Left, pumping out Leftist garbage by the bucket load. Why is that? Is it because these government-subsidized media outlets only attract the worst and the dimmest? Why are these media sources controlled by such utter and complete fools?
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Gone_Fishin wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 6:27 pm
hobbyguy wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:12 am Canadian culture is worth protecting, it is way better and our lives are richer for it.
Your hero Justin Trudeau says there's no such thing.


https://torontosun.com/2016/09/14/trude ... e-identity
Not my problem if you can't understand the nuance of Trudeau said.

Multiculturalism is a reality, and there is no single defining core culture.

That's the beauty of Canada that the troll right isn't capable of comprehending.

One can listen to CBC radio and get a broad spectrum of stuff. Every time I tune it in, I get different perspectives, different subject matter. Unlike one trick outlets like the Toronto Sun that reflect the twisted far right notions of Rupert and his ilk and publish nonsense.

I know, you don't like it that Canada IS a liberal country, and the CBC reflects that, but Canada is, at its core, a tolerant western liberal democracy. That's why only the far right simplistic "thinkers" don't like the CBC, it is very popular with Canadians writ large.
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hobbyguy wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 7:58 pm

One can listen to CBC radio and get a broad spectrum of stuff.
This is 100% solid gold horse :cuss:.
Every time I tune it in, I get different perspectives, different subject matter.
Different perspectives? Yes, you get the Left, and the Far Left, that's it. It's just pure garbage.
Unlike one trick outlets like the Toronto Sun
Why are you bringing in the awesome Toronto Sun into this discussion? They don't receive billions of dollars of taxpayer money, and they don't churn out reams of far Left garbage either. Totally dumb to even talk about them.
I know, you don't like it that Canada IS a liberal country,
But not a communist country. Yet.
and the CBC reflects that,
No, the CBC only reflects one thing - selling an extremely intolerant far Left view, to total mush-heads.
but Canada is, at its core, a tolerant western liberal democracy.
Yes, thankfully, and not a communist country, as much as the horrible idiots running the CBC would like to see us become one.
That's why only the far right simplistic "thinkers" don't like the CBC, it is very popular with Canadians writ large.
And yet it's only the far Left simplistic non-thinking boneheads who think that the CBC is worth subsidizing and listening to, because the CBC feeds their moronic echo chambers. The CBC just plain sucks.
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The Green Barbarian wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Catsumi wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm

Yeah, right. CBC doesn’t fearmonger. In a pig’s eye.
You are right Cats, the CBC definitely sucks, a lot. But they are no different than every other government-subsidized media everywhere. The BBC, the ABC in Australia, NPR in the US - all run by the idiot Left, pumping out Leftist garbage by the bucket load. Why is that? Is it because these government-subsidized media outlets only attract the worst and the dimmest? Why are these media sources controlled by such utter and complete fools?
It's interesting that the subsidized media is all left wing.

Further proof that the left wing can't run a business without massive subsidization.

Likewise, we see that same failure with left wing run countries, subsidized by massive debt ($357 billion a year, anyone?).
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Pappywinkle wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:15 am
hobbyguy wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 11:12 am So what? You spend your day listening to FOX news? Hawaii Five O? The Kardashians?

Fine, you want to be a Yankee Republican - go south.

Canadian culture is worth protecting, it is way better and our lives are richer for it.
CBC doesn't run 24/7 fear mongering, which die hard conservatives need as it's how they form their identities. You can bet if CBC ran garbage like Alex Jones all day the same die hard conservatives would watch it day and night. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Catsumi wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm Have you tried to listen to CBC radio in the last 24 months??? All they do is yelp FEAR of covid, FEAR of unvaxxed, then on to mandated vaccinations, then back to next new variant of covid. Honestly, there is no end to it. No wonder there are peeps living in total fear of their neighbours, friends and general public.

Then mix into the above, praise for liberal malfeasance and denigration to any opposition.

Yeah, right. CBC doesn’t fearmonger. In a pig’s eye.
Pretty well sums it up perfectly. I try and watch/listen to CBC and it isn't long ( perhaps a minute or two) before I change the channel. Tripe for the most part.
This morning I have a sports channel on as this Omicron seems to have the news cycle's attention for now. Nope, just went to Stingray music streaming.
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Catsumi wrote: Dec 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm Have you tried to listen to CBC radio in the last 24 months??? All they do is yelp FEAR of covid, FEAR of unvaxxed, then on to mandated vaccinations, then back to next new variant of covid. Honestly, there is no end to it. No wonder there are peeps living in total fear of their neighbours, friends and general public.
Yup, and they don't just 'yelp fear of bla bla bla'. But I understand that many non-CBC listeners prefer news that shocks them and preys on their emotions, and they may have trouble grasping the concept that not every outlet does that. And yes, CBC talks about covid and vaccinations, during a global pandemic, which are things that non-CBC listeners want to believe don't exist.

So it's understandable that talking about things like science would cause paranoid right wingers to change the channel because they so desperately want to stay in their safe spaces where science doesn't exist and they're given a warm blanket to coddle their irrational fear of doctors and scientists.
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seewood wrote: Dec 15th, 2021, 7:36 am
Pretty well sums it up perfectly. I try and watch/listen to CBC and it isn't long ( perhaps a minute or two) before I change the channel. Tripe for the most part.
This morning I have a sports channel on as this Omicron seems to have the news cycle's attention for now. Nope, just went to Stingray music streaming.
Yup - exactly, totally agree. I can't listen to the evil Leftist garbage pumped out by the CBC for too long before I start trying to bend my steering wheel in anger at the horrible filth they are babbling on about. The CBC just plain sucks.
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