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Monday, August 22, 2005

CBC Icon says Mother Corpse on Death Watch

This was eye candy today.

"CBC's choices are not between good and bad, but between bad and worse."

I hope this revelation from a long time CBC deity brightens your day a lttle....particularly if you are like me; a long term tax sufferer who has resented propping up this money sucking albatross which has degenerated into a centralized political tool of the single party state and it's latte-sipping cultural Marxism.

Now a lot of people get the wrong message when I say I want to see CBC sold off. There was a time I watched a lot of CBC. I loved the local programming...showed Canadians from coast to coast and their cultural events and opinions...I loved the local shows with well known local people and events and entertainment.....but this is gone and with the centraization of news, opinion, substandard politically correct but morally/intellectually impoverished entertainment from TO and Montreal, I see no point in continuing broadcasting this nationally to communities who don't give a rat's arse what Toronto/Ottawa thinks or does or want's the rest of the nation to think. Centralization of the CBC was part of the centralization ( read; control) of our culture, politics and national identity. Just as economic Marxism strives to centrally control property and economy, cultural Marxism proports to centrally control and fabricate culture, ideals and values......CBC has been used in this roll and the result is obvious...boring, endless preachiness and the national imposition of a fabricated propagandized "Canadian culture" that is foreign to the many regions and communities outsdie CBC's GTA studios.

I say this because the current CBC does not live up to it's commissioned mandate. CBC was originally formed to serve the public...particularly to provide local broadcast service to communities not serviced by private broadcast. Well that situation has been partly solved by the expansion of Global, CTV, Corus and Chum into local markets. However, they rely on a lot of toronto based programming and have only scant local news...the local community needs more than this...this is a market niche' the CBC could fill...become the king of the local broadcasters...don't spend a fortune in tax money competing with private broadcasters for national market share....and for Gods' sake drop the asinine partisan biased politics and lib-left indoctrinating preachyness.

CBC must go back to its roots and original perpose; to service small town Canada and the regions and leave the central national broadcasting to the private sector....OR PERISH

But we won't see that forthcoming because I see the current CBC exec. dodging their responsibility as corporate asset managers and blaming government and it's handouts for their inaction and wrong decisions. They seem to think that revenue only flows from nanny state...not private subscribers or market share based in providing a product people or private sponsors are willing to pay for .

My opinion is justified in CBC exec's own statements:

"More important are the continuous complaints from viewers outside Canada's largest cities that CBC's reflection of regions in its daily programming is so inadequate that the broadcaster is not fulfilling its mandate to taxpayers."

"When I was president, I argued very strongly to maintain a strong regional presence because the CBC had to be grounded in the regions."

"The CBC is in a special position as our public broadcaster, because it is mandated to make sure Canadians all over the country get news in their own region,"

The so-called mandate of preserving cultural identity revolves around keeping the multitude of small communities and regions, outside GTA where REAL Canada remains, viable with their own voice....both politically and culturally by having a broadcaster of local community values, culture and opinion. For years the commissars in the social engineering departments of government and CBC have deemed cultural identity to mean acceptance of a narrow manufactured monolithic political template which reflects only the partisan utopia of the Ottawa ruling class. The real Canada, that outside the politically fabicated one in Ottawa and TO, was being strangled by losing its voice and influence by CBC killing the locally produced programming for central controlled programming....just as the regions had their voice starngled by Liberal single party state centralized confederalism.

Until CBC changes it's course to serve "forgotten Canada" beyond the isolated bubble of central Canada, it will continue to die and I will aid that process any way I can.

6 Comments:

Blogger Debris Trail said...

I turned OFF CBC about 2 years ago. The last thing I abandoned was the online version. I could not any longer put up with reports that didn't even the basic standards for impartiality of a highschool essay. CBC must die... period.

August 22, 2005 at 2:31 PM  
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August 22, 2005 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

What's a CBC?, does it still exist? I haven't watched it for at least 30 years, including hockey. PET pissed me off, cost me everything I owned, and that was it for anything state sponsored/supported.

August 22, 2005 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger David A. Giles said...

I agree when you state that the "CBC must go back to its roots and original perpose; to service small town Canada and the regions and leave the central national broadcasting to the private sector....OR PERISH "

What's more telling in all of this is the requirement by the CRTC requiring local affiliates of CTV, Global, etc, to broadcast X number of local broadcasting a week (usually made up with local newscasts), while the CBC does not have the same requirement.

I beleive people would be more acceptable of the CBC if they went back to local/regional programming.

Just my thoughts.

August 22, 2005 at 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Snowbunnie1 said...

A great article , right on comments and completely accurate.
The CBC ceased to be what it was intended to be long ago. Just as this country has ceased to be what IT was intended.
Centralization of everything. Concentration of all tax dollars to the government. ( and damn well NOT giving any of it back, either as can be seen by Dithers comments yesterday) The more the central government gets the more it wants. Power at any price.
The CBC has become merely, ( as you state so well) a tool of that centralization and a propaganda arm of the one party state.
We deserve better than this IF we wake up to just exactly what has happened and light a fire under both our premiers and ourselves.
Prod our premiers to do the job they have been mandated to do, which is hold Ottawa's feet to the fire and demand the money for the services required in each province.
Rather, we see a group of premiers who all too often are grovelling at the feet of Ottawa rather than lighting matches between it's toes!
The deteioriation of the CBC is evident of that failure to insist on the kind of government we had and should have again.

August 23, 2005 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Hey SB: I won't be able to make it to see Dithers and Screech in Edmonton...maybe you can show up in my place and ask them how they hope to win an election without the Mother corpse? ;-)

one down one to go...next the Liberal's red Star in TO...I hear it's been on life support for a decade ...they escape their pathetic circulation by buying up all the small town Ontario papers...still their subscribership is poor and declining....most people buy the thing for the want ads.

August 23, 2005 at 10:47 AM  

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