CBC Board of Directors Political Contributions by Party

As I prepared this post, a rerun of the CBC’s fifth estate documentary was lamenting the arrival of that “loud”, “raucous” cable news channel that has debuted on Canadian digital cable. I am, of course, talking about Fox News.

Bob McKeown has an obvious thesis. He claims, quite correctly, that Fox News has aided in the division of the United States into Red and Blue. He calls it “a very un-civil war”. Ironically he uses Al Franken and his Air America to confirm his thesis that Fox News is conservative (and thus quite evil). Yet, he ignores that by appealing to Franken he becomes unfaithful to his original thesis of media division of opinion as unfavorable.

I’d venture to guess that Bob took a lot of notes when he saw the Democratic Party funded documentary on Fox News: Outfoxed. All of the points were there. If I produced Outfoxed, I’d look into suing the Fifth Estate for plagiarism.

There is something quite ironic about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation identifying media bias when the American news channel itself will compete directly with CBC for viewers.

So, I decided to look into the political influence behind what may direct the decisions at the CBC, from the stories that they choose to cover to which rerun of the Antiques Roadshow they’ll play on Newsworld whenever the Conservative Party gets together at a convention or leadership debate.

Thus, I present the political contributions by party made by the current CBC board of directors.

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Consider that these powerful positions are appointed by the government and that state media should of course be unbiased.

The CBC documentary on Fox News dreads a division of opinion in the news media concerning the stories that are reported, the facts which are selected, and the tone of the broadcast. I would much prefer a “divide” than such a disparity which is as evident as the chart above describes.

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  • KA

    I would be interested to see your numbers for the chart.
    Also, you may find that your claim that “these powerful positions are appointed by the government and that state media should of course be unbiased” to be untrue. CBC is not a state-run news network and the positions are not appointed by the government.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    CBC is a crown corporation which has a defined mandate by the Ministry of Heritage… the minister of which appoints the board of directors.

  • http://twitter.com/art_news Mark Philip Venema

    Ha!… cat out of the bag. At least to me…

  • http://twitter.com/art_news Mark Philip Venema

    If that is the case, seems some of the appointees should get the boot and we should have a board that reflects supporters of all the parties by representation.

  • http://twitter.com/art_news Mark Philip Venema

    If that is the case, seems some of the appointees should get the boot and we should have a board that reflects supporters of all the parties by representation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1805449193 Laurie O’Brien Eberhardt

    Talk about contempt for Canadian people who have few options when it comes to Canadian news regarding this election. Seniors who are not computer savy, like my mother have to rely on CBC and local news outlets for information. It is a gross injustice. And our youth who are indoctrinated by such biased coverage. I have spent hours researching this election, taking time away from my family, staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning reading, interacting with Canadians I have met across the country via Twitter and Facebook. Not because I don’t know who I support but because I want to know the Conservative Party of Canada’s stand as fully as possible. The up side is I have made some good connections, the down side is the disillusionment I have toward our MSM to the point that I will never watch their programming again without questioning every motive behind their words.

  • yofal

    Funny, now the board is mostly CPC contributors. Plus ça change…