The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CBC joins Martin's dirty Campaign

Well the gates are open and the political horses are out of their chutes eyes on the finish line….thus it is with the simplistic, shallow world of media filtered Canadian election politics….it seems to matter not that this election is about asking hard questions about constitutional and federal policy issues that have been neglected for a decade by a government consumed with expanding a covert political patronage network with misapropriated tax dollars,… or that it has become a patriotic duty for all truly responsible citizens to remove a proven criminal governing regime...or that political change is necessary to avoid the ethical degeneration of a single party state,…. all that matters is selling the “event” to the public as some kind of light amusement....a superficial sporting endeavor and urging them to mindlessly choose a winning horse and become part of the fan section for the nag while favorite nag's cronies have falsely handicapped him and intend to fix the race….just to ensure a win, they have partisans in the press box shooting at the other horses if they move ahead of the nag handicapped to win.

The analogy of the 2005-06 federal election as being a fixed “horse race” is a bit banal but it seems accurate from what I have seen of the first day. The “Martin” horse is presented at news conferences (staged public handicapping sessions) as the winner by default because no negative questions are asked while the “Harper” horse is given negative self-answering questions lobbed at him…we can see the Canadian media as being actively “handicapping” the electoral race by suggestive negative messaging of specific candidates while giving other candidates a free ride.

More about that here.

Lorrie Goldstein picked up on this trend right away (as did I) when watching the press scrums from yesterday. The real “scary” thing in Canadian political life is that the Central media is biased and partisan and is intent on becoming PART of the campaign instead of just reporting accurately on it. As usual the CBC is the worst offender when it comes to disinformation and partisan bias.

From Goldstein's observations:

What this illustrates is how totally the Liberals, who have been in power for 12 years, control our national dialogue.

If they insist that Liberal corruption, Adscam and the findings of the Gomery report are no big deal, then inevitably, that argument works its way into the media's thinking, no matter what Harper and the Conservatives say. Similarly, if they insist that Harper and the Conservatives are "scary" have a "hidden agenda" and hate Canada, then that too, inevitably influences the media's thinking.

Yesterday's coverage of the leaders' opening statements and press scrums on CBC Newsworld emphasized this.

Don Newman felt so compelled to criticize Harper's response to the "do you love Canada" question, along with another about whether he was ready to be prime minister, that he practically barged in on an unsuspecting Peter Mansbridge to declare it Harper's first big gaffe.

Now, I would have thought the more interesting questions were (a) why was Harper even asked a "when are you going to stop beating your wife" question like "do you love the country?" and (b) why didn't the media ask Martin about Gomery, since it was obvious why he wouldn't raise it.


Indeed, Martin will not “raise” the issue of a government plagued with corruption scandals from Earnscliffe to Adscam to the Gun Registry budget fraud…..so why don’t the media? And why do they make hysterical suggestive insults about Harper’s loyalty when Martin has been proven in breech of public trust? Well we all know the answer to that.

This election more than any other the national news media ( meaning essentially the cloistered media elite in TO and Ottawa) will be on trial by the Canadian public as much as the corrupt federal liberals. My feeling is that IF the Canadian public want a fair and balanced election where ALL parties/leaders are forced to answer the most pressing issues with Canadians, then the internet alternate news and blogeshpere will have to keep a very close eye on the media’s partisan spin and nail their credibility to the wall when they are found to be manipulating us for their “hidden agenda”.


The fact is, almost all of the Canadian MSM is part of the liberal patronage cartel either by ownership of direct patronage…remember the end beneficiary of the Adscam bucks were the news papers and Media networks who had to run the liberal ads…no one spends more money on media advertising than the government…..and of course they own the CBC outright so you can see the real “hidden agenda” here with the media’s political bias.

A good place to send your tips is
CBC watch…Also don't be afraid to complain to the CBC Ombudsman or the CRTC when you see CBC breaking their corporate commissioning directives by actively being partisan and selling Liberal snake oil or using misrepresntative negative messaging about the opposition…hopefully when this dirty campaign is done the MSM will share the Liberal’s smashed credibility…they deserve it.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CBC ombudsman, David Bazay died about a month ago. He was set to retire this month.

Has the new guys actually started yet?

November 30, 2005 at 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should read 'guy' - apologies.

November 30, 2005 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

I hitched onto your thesis Bill, and posted on it, and linked you up.

By the way, we may be asking a bit too much of people are not actually human, right? Genus Libratas Americana is not exactly a fully evolved form.

November 30, 2005 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Shaken said...

Isn't it always the horse with the biggest ass that wins the race? Using history to draw an empiracle conclusion...

November 30, 2005 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Anonymous said...
"The CBC ombudsman, David Bazay died about a month ago. He was set to retire this month.

Has the new guys actually started yet?"

Not to my knowledge...great timing to have no complaint resolution system...oh well gives us ample justification to skip these white washers and go right to the CRTC to complain and have their licence reviewed.
I'll tell you one thing....I will not tolerate another CBC character assasination like they did to Stock Day...that CBC aganeda was literally unconstitutional and in charter breech of freedom of religious belief....Stock was literally savaged by one CBC schill after another and by mid campain the issues were no longer on the discussion table...it was all about Day's personal religious beliefs...but not about Chretien's Roman catholic conflict.

If anything like this even remotely happens this time, I will have taped ( Audio from CBC radio and video from CBC TV) ready to present to the authorities and if there is charter breech in ANY media innuendo I will file complaints with HRC and the courts.

The militant athiests and marxist scum at CBC have no idea the loathing I have for them after the 2000 election coverage.

December 1, 2005 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Aizlynne said...

I don't watch CBC, but feel free to use my name if you want to bitch. I'll support ya!

December 1, 2005 at 5:30 PM  

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