Its 2017: what case can be made for the Government to be in the broadcasting business, competing unfairly with the private sector? The CBC receives advertising and cable/satellite fees-fees greater than CTV and Global but this is not enough for the greedy CBC who also receive more than a billion dollars of your tax money. And now the new Trudeau Government has promised at least an additional $150 million dollars a year to this biased, wasteful government broadcaster. As is, Taxpayers continue to be hosed to the tune of about $100,000,000 (yes, 100 MILLION) of our taxes every 30 days with no CBC accountability to taxpayers as they continue with their biased news service serving only the extreme socialists and anti-Semitics. Wake up Canada!

cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about the "scandal du jour" and we will continue to expose their reports of waste, abuse and bias while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing CBC-HQ visits us daily to research our stories such as the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the award and legal costs for this CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers take note-this is a Perfect story for a Documentary!

cbcExposed continues to enjoy substantial visitors coming from Universities and Colleges across Canada who use us for research in debates, exams, etc. We ask students to please join us in this mission; you have the power to make a difference! And so can private broadcasters who we know are hurting from the dwindling Advertising revenue pool and the CBC taking money from that pool while also unfairly getting Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and frequent visitors to cbcExposed continue to motivate us to expose CBC’s abuse and waste of tax money as well as exposing their ongoing left wing bully-like news bias. Polls meanwhile show that Canadians favour selling the wasteful government owned media giant and to put our tax money to better use for all Canadians. The Liberals privatized Petro Canada and Air Canada; it’s time for the Trudeau Liberals to privatize the CBC, not give them more tax money.

What does it take for real change at the CBC? You! Our blog now contains a link to the Politicians contact info for you to make your voice heard. Act now and contact your MP, the Cabinet and Prime Minister ... tell them to stop wasting your money, and ... sell the CBC.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Disquieting event in my encounter with the CBC

Our present day trials and tribulations began when CBC News worked with an extreme radical NGO called ETC Group. The CBC tabloid style news was carefully orchestrated to arrive in lock step with a story put out by the British Guardian and the success of this professionally orchestrated shock media frenzy is clearly seen by those studying Propaganda as a classical textbook case study. Indeed scholars are already well underway in their dissection of this perfect case study.

One disquieting event in my encounter with the CBC was that after meetings in lawyers offices to discuss terms and conditions under which an interview might be granted to CBC, where they steadfastly refused to discuss any mutual terms, ultimately saying they had a right to do what they wanted, and “if we did not like what they produced, we could sue them.” There isn’t much more clear of a way for a mega-news corporation to act as a bully than that… or so we thought.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CBC accountability bill up for debate

A private member's bill calling for greater accountability at the CBC was up for a second debate in the House Tuesday.

The bill would scrap section 68.1 of the Access to Information and Privacy Act, which allows the state broadcaster to not release documents that "relate to its journalistic, creative or programming activities."

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CBC calls murdering terrorist a “key player”

 

Leave it to the CBC to call Paul Rose (who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte by strangulation) a “FLQ October Crisis key player”. 

Read the full story and see what others think by going here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CBC Kady exposes herself as a hypocrite once again

CBC’s Kady O’Malley latest blog post is on outside legal fees incurred by a federal government ministry:

Public Works officials are refusing to explain why the department has spent nearly $60,000 over the last two years for outside legal advice on matters related to the Ethics Commissioner. (see here)

Funny how O’Malley has no problem with her own employer hiding the exact same thing:

All that can be learned from the invoices is that CBC paid lawyers and investigators at firms in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax to deal with the matters. Details on amounts paid to each firm and whether the bill was for workplace harassment, sexual harassment or another matter have also been removed. (see here)

Read the full story and see what others are saying about this here.

Monday, March 25, 2013

CBC caught lying

CBC caught lying about Rob Ford 911 call

To start off, I’m not going to completely defend Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s response to the CBC’s 22 Minutes stunt pulled in his driveway as I think he over-reacted but the CBC was completely in the wrong for confronting him on his property in the first place.

To make matters even worse, the CBC are now reporting that 911 dispatch “sources” are saying that Ford was abusive and swore:

‘Sources say Ford turned on the dispatcher, yelling: “You … bitches! Don’t you f–king know? I’m Rob f–king Ford, the mayor of this city!” (see here)

Problem is that this was not true according to this Globe article:

A police source said the mayor got impatient and called the 9-1-1 service a second time and got into a heated discussion with the dispatchers. 

The source, who is familiar with the events, disagreed however with a CBC Radio report that said Mr. Ford had used profanities in his discussion with the dispatcher. (see here)

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Friday, March 22, 2013

The third annual CBC Bookie Awards

We originally posed about the 3rd annual CBC Bookie awards just 2 days ago and the book cbcExposed has garnered the most attention ...

Not only is it the Political book of the year on Parliament Hill, it now being nominated by a LOT of people for  a CBC Bookie Award!

Get involved ... go to the link below and nominate the book.  When it wins, even more Canadians will become aware of the billions of dollars of taxpayer money being wasted!

And don't forget to leave a comment or vote on a comment.  Check the numbers ... they are pretty good!!!

Click here!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Third annual CBC Bookie Awards" winner - cbcExposed?

The CBC is holding the "Third annual CBC Bookie Awards" and we think Brian Lilley's book CBC Exposed should be nominated.

A couple categories we like?  (Although it can be nominated for every category!)

4 - New Kid on The Block Award (favourite Canadian debut of 2012)

11 - The Brangelina Award for the Most Attractive Book Cover of the 2012

If you agree... please visit and nominate CBC Exposed too.  How ironic would this be if he wins!!!

Click here and get involved!

CBC boss has to much power ...

CBC President Needs To Be More Accountable, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Tells MPs

A bid by the Conservatives to peek at the CBC's internal files is sparking a debate over parliamentary privilege, Charter-protected freedom of the press and the independence of the courts.

The Tories on the Commons access to information committee put forward a motion Thursday to have the CBC turn over files related to several access requests, to be examined by MPs in private.

The motion would involve both the records the CBC provided to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Quebecor Inc.'s media outlets, and the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting plus the records it held back.

The public broadcaster redacted or withheld certain documents citing its exemption under the Access to Information Act for journalistic, creative and programming activity.

The committee has been studying the CBC's legal battle with the information commissioner over who gets to review the documents it has decided to block.

The CBC has argued that only a judge should be able to take a look at the records.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Readers at Amazon give cbcExposed book high praise

CBC Exposed is the book Canada's cultural elites don't want you to read.

What Canadians are saying ... Click here!

Monday, March 18, 2013

CBC Hardcore funding for ‘softcore’ porn

When first tipped off that there was pornography on a CBC-Radio Canada website, I immediately thought this must be a mistake. It must be a someone attacking the state broadcaster.

But it’s not.
In fact, this is a show that they bought and paid for using your tax money and broadcast freely on the website known as Tou.tv.

The show is called “Hard.”

Nice pun.

CBC says that they “bring diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians.”

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Letter of complaint to CBC

The president of one of Canada's largest unions is urging the CBC to "take immediate steps" to address what it calls "offensive anti-union remarks" made by Kevin O'Leary on a past episode of The Lang and O'Leary Exchange.

In a strongly worded letter sent to Kirk LaPointe, CBC's ombudsman, on Friday, Denis Lemelin, the national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), says that O'Leary "used gratuitously offensive language and charged imagery to convey his opinion about unions" on the Sept. 19, 2011, episode of the show.

Lemelin says that O'Leary stated that "if he were elected Prime Minister, he would "make unions illegal," union members should be "thrown in jail," and that "unions are sheer evil." He says O'Leary "continued his offensive remarks by commenting that 'unions themselves are born out of evil. They must be destroyed with evil.'

"These comments were disrespectful, poorly informed, and unnecessarily inflammatory," Lemelin wrote in his letter.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

CBC conflict of interest

One of the NDP's strongest advocates for the CBC is being paid tens of thousands of dollars a year by the state broadcaster while voting on the CBC's funding and debating its future.

Liberal and Conservative MPs now say NDP MP Andrew Cash should resign his position on the House of Commons heritage committee for violating conflict of interest rules.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An absurd misfire from CBC ...

Tuesday morning I watched with growing amusement, then astonishment, then profound annoyance, as CBC News Network’s morning show went on and on and oh my goodness on about a story that was titled for the Web, “Literacy guide uses partisan example for verb ‘to elect’.”

“CBC has obtained some new exclusive documents that show that a federally funded literacy [program] is not just promoting literacy,” Evan Solomon breathlessly intoned on Power and Politics. “It’s promoting the conservative government right inside its lesson plan.”

Here’s the “promotion”: In a nine-page lesson plan designed by the literacy agency READ Saskatoon, an exercise on the past tense asks students to conjugate the verb “to vote” in the sentence, “The majority of voters [blank] conservative”; and to conjugate the verbs “to vote” and “to elect” in the sentence, “The majority of voters [blank] conservative and as a result they [blank] a Harper government.”

And … that’s the story. Fin. If CBC has a shred of evidence to suggest any undue influence was applied or accepted, they aren’t telling.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CBC Fifth Estate film found at fault

Fifth Estate film found at fault for unfounded facts and false impressions If you thought that headline was a mouthful, try swallowing a damages award of $950,000 and a costs award over $800,000 as the CBC had to in the libel lawsuit brought by Dr. Frans Leenan.

After winning his case in Ontario’s Superior Court, Dr. Leenen said, ‘Four years ago we proposed to settle this law suit for $10,000 and an on-air apology. It was refused…The Fifth Estate persisted and took me through 10 weeks of trial.’

The trial judge awarded very high damages for libel against The Fifth Estate and the CBC as well as individual reporters and producers. The CBC appealed. Ontario’s Court of Appeal disagreed with the CBC, and ruled that Dr. Leenen had been libelled. Finally, the CBC tried to take the case to Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Supreme Court ruled against the CBC in February, with yet another costs award. Dr. Leenen’s long legal journey is over. The case should be a lesson for documentary producers and journalists everywhere.

What went wrong?

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Monday, March 11, 2013

CBC is obligated by its own journalistic standards to set the record straight ...

At the height of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, CBC’s flagship news program “The National” broadcast a report on November 14 by its Mideast correspondent Sasa Petricic showing dramatic footage of an apparently injured Palestinian man being picked up off the ground and carried away by other Palestinians.

But there was no blood, wounds, or damage visible on this individual’s body and clothing. Importantly, the BBC also aired this same footage of the Palestinian man being carried off, only the BBC’s version included additional footage showing the man staging a remarkable recovery, all caught on camera, as he was later shown walking around apparently unscathed.

As CBC still cannot confirm the authenticity of this footage, in the interests of accountability and responsible journalism, CBC is obligated by its own journalistic standards to set the record straight on its airing of this unverified footage. We have called on the CBC’s Ombudsman to arbitrate our concerns and are hopeful that such a review will find that the CBC’s actions were in violation of its own policies.

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CBC Exposed Book going viral

CBC Exposed - the book - is going viral ... now over 70,000 YouTube views!


Friday, March 08, 2013

CBC head unloads on Sun News

CBC president Hubert Lacroix didn’t let facts get in the way of a good rant Tuesday at a House of Commons committee looking into sexual harassment at the state broadcaster.

Lacroix attacked two Sun News Network personalities — Byline host Brian Lilley and The Source host Ezra Levant — for “deliberately misleading” Canadians for reporting on sexual harassment at the publicly-funded CBC and host David Suzuki’s demands when he’s on speaking tours.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

CBC's 22 Minutes is obsessed by the Catholic church

This Hour has 22 Minutes, the CBC television show, broadcast a sketch imagining what the Catholic Church would be like if a Canadian was elected Pope.

22 Minutes is obsessed by the Catholic church. Rarely a week goes by where they don’t take a run at them.

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

CBC's attack on Canadian Forces no laughing matter ...

The CBC got its hands on an amateur video produced by some of our soldiers for a comedy night at a military base in Nova Scotia back in 2010.

It was a short, four-minute spoof making fun of Osama Bin Laden's older brother, "Eugene."

The CBC says it got this video last month. But it sat on it for weeks, in order to release it as a big, breathless exclusive right before Remembrance Day.

It's obvious why. It was the CBC's way of showing what it thinks of our Canadian Forces: That they're a bunch of racist pigs.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Private networks must compete with the CBC ...

With the federal government struggling to emerge from a $36-billion deficit this year, taxpayers have been demanding an immediate end to wasteful spending.

“This government was elected to balance the budget – that must remain the top priority,” says Peter Coleman President and CEO of the National Citizens Coalition. “If they are serious about the promises they made during the most recent election it is time to put the CBC on the chopping block.”

Private networks must compete with the CBC for advertising dollars, and the CBC has repeatedly refused to even open its books,” says Stephen Taylor, a Director with the NCC.

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Monday, March 04, 2013

CBC was the subject of 71 new complaints over the last year

CBC was the subject of 71 new complaints over the last year including 55 for refusal to disclose information. A recent request for information on a contract with Microsoft saw most information stripped out with CBC claiming it was against the economic interests of Canada to release it.

Quebecor, the parent company of QMI Agency, has been a frequent critic of CBC's poor performance on transparency.

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Friday, March 01, 2013

CBC octopus extends its reach ...

The president of the state broadcaster says the CBC has plans to expand its reach into new media platforms, and compete with private broadcasters for professional sports broadcast rights. Lacroix said CBC will push ahead with plans to use its public subsidy to expand to new platforms and create new television channels.

Lacroix told his audience that CBC, which gets a $1.1-billion subsidy from taxpayers each year, might make a bid for the French-language broadcast rights for Montreal Canadiens games. Those rights are currently held by RDS, the French version of TSN.

CBC has licences to launch new all-sports channels in English and French that would compete with existing private channels.

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