• Ardvark

    Busted!

  • Lou

    Well done – you caught them!!! Lazy journalists were in bed. There are no bare trees in any part of Canada in June.

  • fh

    Fantastic catch Stephen.
    Does this border on fraud?
    Showing a protest in winter and labelling it June 05,2010.
    fh

  • Liz J

    Forgive them, the CBC is so addled at the state of their Liberals they can't see straight let alone know what season we're in.

    The idea of bringing back Chretien to act as interim leader or some such nonsense is a testament to their decrepit state. Chretien / Adscam is all they need to finish them off.

  • batb

    FIRE. THEM. ALL.

    And, please, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, cut off the one-billion dollars a year of taxpayers' dollars that prop up this sorry excuse for a newscaster.

    They DON'T report news but propaganda from the left-lib perspective. Some honesty from Canada's unelected Opposition would be refreshing, especially when reporting on the Islamist fascists' plans for Canadians — and them, if they'd only open their eyes and ears and divorce themselves from the multi-culti-we-are-the-world world-view that, in reality, is going to Dhimmi them and us.

    I don't think they want to see their wives or girl children in burqas, confined to hearth and home — or else.

  • Jada

    Stephen don't be so cynical……It was just a couple of weeks ago that the CBC reviewed its self and came to the conclusion that they aren't biased. So there you have it, the CBC says there not biased. Case closed!
    Thats how they handle acusations of bias….by conducting a review of themselves by themselves….HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OD ANYTHING SO ASININE!!!!!!!
    You have to seriously be questioning your career choice if you are a honest journalist with an ounce of integrity!!

  • Alex

    Nice!

  • kenn2

    Stephen, was this post cleared by Harper's Ministry of Propaganda?

  • http://stubblejumpingredneck.blogspot.com Louise

    Hmmm. It's been wet and cool here in Western Canada, but I was sure you folks down in central Canada were sweltering under a heat wave. I must have been imagining things.

  • http://www.thepolitic.com Mark Peters

    The sooner CBC is privatized, the better.

  • http://twitter.com/ishmaeldaro ishmael n. daro

    Yes, instead let's spend one billion per year on useless G20 and G8 summits. Long live Prime Minister Harper.

  • Switchyard O'Taylor

    Pretty weak.
    What's wrong with attacking the messenger right?
    I guess you can't say anything on the substance of what he's posting.

  • kenn2

    Ok, you're right. Well, let's see – one CBC story editor makes a bad call, uses a library image without and we get:

    Busted!
    Well done – you caught them!!! Lazy journalists were in bed.
    Forgive them, the CBC is so addled at the state of their Liberals they can't see straight let alone know what season we're in.
    FIRE. THEM. ALL.
    And, please, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, cut off the one-billion dollars a year of taxpayers' dollars that prop up this sorry excuse for a newscaster.
    So there you have it, the CBC says there not biased. Case closed!
    The sooner CBC is privatized, the better.

    I link to yet more proof how much of a message control freak the PM is, and that's … weak? Really? I'm more worried about political control of the civil service than I am about t a botched photo-insert. Government bias is a bigger issue than media bias.

    Don't like the CBC? Watch something else. You havce choice. (At which point one of you will state that in politics we have choice too – it's called an election – followed by some taunts. Don't worry, an election is coming).

    Driving through downtown Toronto is misery and getting worse by the day as they prepare for the stupid G20 thing. What a circus. Between spending $1B on a world-respected broadcaster, and $1B on hosting 20 leaders, their posse's and the friggin security… I know which expenditure I'd cut first. Why couldn't they have hosted this in… Ft McMurray? They have the space…

  • Switchyard O'Taylor

    The CBC actively interferes in the actions of parliament. In collusion with a member of the LPC.
    You should look up the Krista Erickson:
    The director of the CBC wrote to the Conservative Party:
    “Following an investigation by senior management of CBC News, we have determined that our reporter Krista Erickson did, in fact, provide questions to a Member of Parliament in the lead up to the Ethics Committee meeting in December. Those actions, while in pursuit of a journalistically legitimate story, were inappropriate and inconsistent with CBC News policies and procedures, specifically under our Principles, Sec. 3

    Given the potential risk to the journalistic credibility of our Ottawa bureau, its reporters and CBC News generally, we have chosen on an exceptional basis to make the detailed outcome of our disciplinary process available to you, our employees and the public at large.”

    Or how about the many times they've “accidentally photoshopped” images of power plants to make them look more polluting then they already are.

    The problem is, and it's maddening that you don't see it, is that we collectively pay 1.2 Billion Dollars a year to this. We, conservatives, greens, communists and socialists all pay for the Liberal Party to have a TV station… though truthfully I think it's mostly high earning conservatives that pay most for the CBC's largess…

    Money that could be spent on:
    Curing AIDS
    Curing Cancer
    Housing every homeless person in the country
    Winning the mission in Afghanistan
    Expanding Canada's economy
    Developing a green power source

    The selfish nature of Liberals and liberals to demand their own TV network that everyone pays for is obscene. How long has the CRTC required FOXNEWS to be a specialty channel for? How is that anything other than ideologically driven? CNN, BBC, HLN, CBCNews… all normal cable…. strange that… I don't even like Foxnews…

    As for your question about government bias I think it comes down to a battle for who sucks less….
    I would rather have Harper and Flaherty than Ignatieff and Rae….
    or Chretien and Kinsella… God forbid.

  • batb

    Who said I agreed with the G-20 overspending?

    But, that's another story for another thread.

    Re the CBC: FIRE. THEM. ALL. TOUTE. DE. SUITE. PLEEZE.

  • batb

    “Don't like the CBC? Watch something else. You havce [sic] choice.”

    Yeah, I have a choice whether or not to watch them — and I exercise that choice frequently NOT to watch them.

    But, do I have a choice to withhold my tax dollars which pay for the CBC?

    NO, I DON'T. And, that's what's so galling.

    Re the G-20 spending and inconvenience to Canadians: Save it for another thread, why dontcha?

  • batb

    The sooner CBC is privatized, the better.

    Amen.

  • http://kinnyscomments.blogspot.com/ Paul MacPhail

    Shit, I thought Reuters was good at cropping weapons out of “peaceful protesters” hands, but CBC out-does them by cropping seasons! What happened to Summer?

  • kenn2

    Re the Krista Erickson issue – it happened as you stated. (Note how the CBC responded with an investigation and a public airing, which, compared to Harper's government, was a model of organizational transparency). Got any other confirmed examples of active interference?

    I haven't let the Helena Geurgis/Rahim Jaffer colour my view of all Harper's ministers, maybe you can do the same with CBC journo's.

    Regarding this thread, I don't count the error of one lazy story editor as evidence of active corporate bias.

    Or how about the many times they've “accidentally photoshopped” images of power plants to make them look more polluting then they already are.

    Sorry, I didn't hear about this. A link?

    CBC = Liberal? Was your TV off in the 90's? Because the CBC was all over the Chretien governments, and had a field-day with the Liberal infighting of the Chretien-Martin split.

    In most healthy, functioning democracies, there is a “public” broadcast organization or system funded at arms-length by taxes or receiver fees, with a mandate to produce programming and journalism of importance to that nation, free of commercial or government pressure. BBC. NHK. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. RAI. And so on. The notable exception on our doorstep is the United States, and with few exceptions, US news outlets (where they still exist) are often deliberately slanted one way or the other, depending on what demographic they're after. In the US, investigative journalism is drying up, because in a hyper-competitive privately-owned field, the news dept infrastructure is often the first under the axe. And newspapers, traditionally the best providers of the deep investigative story, are hanging by a thread.

    Please don't point to Faux News as some sort of journalistic beacon. Just don't. Take it up with the CRTC. Cable/satellite is a private industry, rant to your provider.

    By government bias, I wasn't referring to the flavour of the day, I was referring to the new lengths to which the Harper government is prepared to exploit every utterance of the civil service.

    It seems almost universal that right-leaning people find the media too elitest and left- leaning. Could it be that maybe you're just too far to the right? The same complaint is often levelled at universities. You know, maybe it's because the media sphere, like academe, attracts higher-educated, engaged and articulate people? Hmmmm?

    If the government can find $1B to create Fortress Toronto to inconvenience about 2 million people for two weeks, surely you can't begrudge $1.2 B to run one of the world's great broadcast systems.

    Your other goals are mostly noble. And mostly stuff that Harper wouldn't touch with a bargepole, or you all would lynch him as a homeless-lovin' reactionary greenie.

    BTW, what IS the mission in Afghanistan? Since we're buggin out in 2011 anyway.

    Finally, there are several private media outlets in Canada whose viewpoint is more in line with the right. And most of them are either small and very niche, like CTS, or big-and failing – like the National Post. Why can't these outlets attract the numbers? Did you subscribe to the Nat'l Pest? Could it be that Canada is actually … a progressive country, and our media landscape reflects that?

  • kenn2

    But, do I have a choice to withhold my tax dollars which pay for the CBC? NO, I DON'T.

    … yes you do. Elections. Good luck with that.

  • Liz J

    How do you feel about the double standard shown by the various media regarding Rodriguez as opposed to Jaffer? Remember Jaffer is not a sitting MP, Pablo Rodriguez is?

    Drunk driving is serious, people get killed by these people. Pablo who is full of wind in the HOC couldn't manage a blow for the law so he came close to refusing to take a breathalyzer, he feigned breathlessness.

    If the Liberals had a leader he'd be stepping aside while he deals with the courts on this issue.

  • kenn2

    How do you feel about the double standard shown by the various media regarding Rodriguez as opposed to Jaffer? Remember Jaffer is not a sitting MP, Pablo Rodriguez is?

    Off-topic, but c'mon, there was coke involved and Jaffer was also the husband of a sitting minister. Who grabbed headlines herself in a certain airport incident. Definitely more of a headline-grabber.

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