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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Canadians in favour of privatizing CBC

Many Canadians want to see some of this country’s largest Crown corporations sold off to private companies, according to a recent public opinion poll.

The Abacus Data poll, which was released on Wednesday, focused on the CBC, Via Rail and Canada Post.

53 per cent feel the need to sell off Via Rail to a private company, 47 per cent want to privatize Canada Post and 45 per cent feel the same about the CBC.

Abacus Data CEO David Coletto told 680News Canadians have supported these corporations, but now many don’t want them being funded from the public purse.

“[There's] reasonably large support for doing something about it, whether it’s outright privatization or selling off certain parts,” Coletto said.

It costs $1 billion to run the CBC, while in recent years Canada Post and Via Rail have posted losses worth hundreds of millions of dollars, although both corporations are restructuring.

Coletto also said the companies’ financial troubles and run-ins with the federal government are likely fuelling the call for privatization.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fifth Estate - More CBC Leftist Propoganda

I was expecting the Fifth Estates "Sticks and Stones" report to be an impartial look at bias in the media, with examples of both leftist and righty biases, actual statistics that Bernard Goldberg collected for his book, etc...

Instead, it was just a rip-off of every point made in the lefty documentary "Outfoxed". Only the CBC would purport to report on bias, and then be biased in the very same program. Incredible what passes for journalism on the CBC these days.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Police denounce the CBC’s “irresponsibility”

Back in October, the CBC broke a story about a top-secret report on the sex trade in this province. The CBC had asked for the report under access to information laws and had been refused access to each and every one of the report’s 120 pages.

When the news outlet obtained the report and released part of it, even the police called a news scrum to denounce the CBC’s “irresponsibility.” 

The charade got even more hilarious when the CBC revealed that information from the report had not only been made public, but was being used in a video in schools.

Read the full story.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fewer staff and more ads for the CBC

There will be fewer staff and more ads for CBC as the broadcaster seeks to cut millions in spending ...

CBC President Hubert Lacroix says the corporation expects to lay off more than 650 people over the next three years as part of an effort to save $115 million.

But Lacroix says the financial pressure doesn't just come from cuts to the taxpayer-funded portion of the budget and in reality, the CBC faces a $200 million shortfall.

To cut costs, the broadcaster will seek to get rid of pricey real estate, scale back its international radio arm and cut back on news, music and sports programming.

Read the full story.

Friday, January 24, 2014

CBC’s Sasa Petricic lies about lack of Israeli media coverage of Harper

CBC reporter Sasa Petricic’s January 22 blog post entitled “Stephen Harper’s visit garners scant coverage or praise from Israeli media” contains information that is misleading and wholly fabricated.

Harper was also the subject of the main editorial in the Jerusalem Post on January 19 and featured heavily in the Jersusalem Post letters section on both January 21 and January 23. This is all verifiable on the Jerusalem Post’s website.

Petricic’s assertions are simply false, and the fact that he included only negative editorial opinions of Harper from Israeli news sources speaks to a stark personal bias in his article. In truth, the positive reception of Harper in Israel outweigh the negative opinions tenfold.

CBC journalists should be held to a standard where misleading and lying to Canadians should be out of the question. It was disappointing to see Petricic’s article to say the least.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CBC's new chief programmer - veteran public relations executive

The CBC, Canada's struggling public broadcaster, has picked a veteran public relations and marketing executive as its new chief programmer.

Heather Conway, a former CEO of Edelman Canada and executive vp marketing and communications at former film producer and broadcaster Alliance Atlantis Communications.

She is also a former vp of TD Bank Financial.

Conway will oversee English-language TV, radio and online services at the cost-cutting public broadcaster.

She most recently served as chief business officer at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she was charged with finding new revenue streams.

The CBC's board of directors will be looking to Conway's miracle-working skills to revive the CBC brand in a fast-changing digital landscape.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CBC losing second top executive

The creative brain trust at the CBC is losing its second top executive in as many months on news that Julie Bristow will leave her post in mid-June.

The departure of Bristow, executive director of studio and unscripted programming, follows broadcast topper Kirstine Stewart's April departure to run Twitter Canada.

The departures of Stewart and Bristow comes during a period of cost-cutting and retrenchment at the CBC, which faces stiff competition from private broadcast rivals.

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CBC sued $125,000 for libelous statements

A safety inspector is suing the CBC for publishing a comment he says is "malicious and cruel", and ruins his professional credibility.

Robert Scott, who lives in the Yukon, says the Oct. 13 comment — which attacks his weight, competence and credibility — violated CBC's comment guidelines.

The Whitehorse Daily Star reports that Scott says his “ability to work in this community has been severely affected by these libelous statements,” and has launched a lawsuit against the CBC for $125,000, plus legal expenses and interest.

Scott claims the statements in the comment are false, and is worried people will read the comment as fact, instead of opinion. He has demanded an apology from CBC but has not yet received one.

Read the full story.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Open letter to CBC

The following letter was sent to the CBC as well as ourselves.  We contacted the author and received permission to post it here.
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I respectfully request the ombudsman to investigate and correct several recent reckless examples of CBC's left-wing bias.

Recently, sensationalistic CBC exposés were broadcasted about Stephen Harper's supposed war on science. On Friday, CBC.ca ran a story under the headline "Research Cutbacks by Government Alarm Scientists"; an accompanying Fifth Estate documentary  --  titled "The Silence of the Labs"  was also released.

Both pieces tell harrowing tales of the "more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs" terminated under the Tories. The country's science leaders are deeply "concerned" says the CBC, "that Canadians will suffer if their elected leaders have to make policy decisions without the benefit of independent, fact-based science."

Silence of the Labs certainly had no shortage of factless partisan opinion: the Conservatives were said to be unleashing "a bitter conflict between ideology and knowledge" and a "sacrifice of scientific knowledge on the alter of political expediency" spawned from their "obsessive political focus on the economy" at the expense of all things clean and clever. (It should go without saying that these words were spoken amid lots of scary music and footage of lights being turned off.)
The CBC's is very selectives with facts. Between 2006 and 2011, the Harper administration increased federal funding for science and technology every year  --  a $9 billion spike, according to the "Investing in World-Class Research and Innovation" chapter of Minister Flaherty's 2013 budget. Even following a slight dip post-2011, overall annual funding still remain billions higher than in the Liberal years, and as Minister Rempel reminded a Twitter troll the other day, the Conservatives are still funnelling tonnes of tax dollars to a vast assortment of science-themed bureaucracies across the land, many of which they themselves founded.

Canada likewise ranks near the top of the G7 on a host of OCED science-funding related indicators, including percentage of gross domestic expenditures on research and development financed by government (third) and percentage performed by public universities (first). Why didn't the CBC mention this?

Indeed, if anything, the government is simply struggling to match supply with demand in a country's that's among the most science-obsessed on earth. As Maclean's science blogger Julia Belluz noted in an even-handed column on the "Scientists Vs. Harper" controversy a couple years ago, one of the underlying roots of this whole conflict is that "there are now more scientists working in Canada -- a 23 per cent increase between 2002 and 2007 -- so competition for dollars is now more intense." Why didn't the CBC mention this?
Many facts are deliberately absent from the CBC's coverage, which exclusively cherry-picks its sources.

Do Prime Minister Harper's science priorities reflect the best interests of Canada? It's certainly a question worth asking, but you won't find the answer by interviewing the folks guaranteed to have the most biased perspective: laid-off scientists and the left-wing union that represents them. Though that's the CBC's preferred approach.  Why didn't the biased CBC mention this? The CBC attacks a government for having a 'war on facts', while ironically and hypocritically waging its own very biased, selective same 'war on facts'.

I want the CBC to investigate, and try publishing some news that DEOSN'T attack the Conservatives and capitalism for once. I request an investigation and reply. Untruthful stories like this is precisely why the CBC's market share remains abysmal, especially in regard to news. You've printed lies. 

Please reply.

Jon M 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Former CBC Chairman claimed Lebanon permits bestiality

CBC chairman Guy Fournier has become the target of anger and derision in his home province after falsely claiming that Lebanon permits bestiality and for granting a lengthy interview on the joys of bowel movements.

On Sunday night, Mr. Fournier, appeared on one of Quebec's most-watched television shows, Tout le monde en parle, ostensibly to apologize for a magazine column he wrote making the unfounded bestiality claims.

In his Sept. 9 weekly column for the magazine 7 Jours, Mr. Fournier included the following nugget: "In Lebanon, the law allows men to have sexual relations with animals as long as they are female! Doing the same thing with male beasts can result in the death penalty."

The problem was that the information, gleaned from the Internet, was false. Montreal's Lebanese community was incensed, and a local university instructor of Lebanese descent began steps to file a lawsuit.

Read the full story.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CBC accused of disability discrimination

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a publicly funded broadcaster, has filed a court application in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island to stop a Human Rights Panel hearing into a complaint of disability discrimination against a local journalist living with a disability.

Stephen Pate, an internet journalist, filed a complaint against CBC News producer Donna Allen and other members of the Press Gallery of the PEI Legislature after they took away his press pass in October 2009. 

Pate says the CBC wanted him out of the press gallery due to their bias against people with disabilities. NJN Network has been a vocal critic of CBC’s media bias.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CBC was more interested in the racy, sexy side of story

Canada's top group for lawyers say the CBC went too far in reporting details about a Manitoba judge and online photos of her in bondage outfits.

The Manitoba Bar Association has filed a letter of complaint with CBC president Hubert Lacroix over their handling of the story of Madame Justice Lori Douglas.

Ken Mandzuik, president of the Manitoba Bar, writes that CBC's justification for running the story, that the purpose was to show the process of appointing judges, is false. Mandzuik claims that CBC was more interested in the racy, sexy side of the story.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CBC facing $47 million in Litigation

CBC/Radio-Canada - Second Quarter Financial Report (2013/2014)

Page 61 - B. Claims and legal proceedings 

Various claims and legal proceedings have been asserted or instituted against the Corporation. Some of these claims demand large monetary damages or other form of relief, and could result in significant expenditures. These claims consist mainly of real estate valuation and related municipal taxes, copyright tariffs, grievances and other legal claims.

Litigation is subject to many uncertainties and the outcome of individual matters is not always predictable. Claims that are uncertain in terms of the outcome or potential outflow or that are not measurable are considered to be a contingency and are not recorded in the Corporation’s condensed interim consolidated financial statements. At September 30, 2013, the Corporation had provisions amounting to $47.1 million (March 31, 2013 – $45.4 million) in respect of legal claims. All matters are classified as current as where estimable the Corporation expects them to be resolved within 12 months.

Read the full report here ... the legal proceedings discussed above are on page 61.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Interesting CBC numbers ...

ONE striking trend in the CRTC data is that commercial TV stations have reduced the number of persons they employ by approximately 2,000 in the past 5 years.  That is, private TV, facing a more competitive media landscape and a recession, reduced its staff by about 25%, while CBC seems to have maintained its staff numbers basically at pre-recession levels

CBC TV had 6,200 employees in 2010, which represented about 50% of all the persons working in Canadian TV broadcasting. Commercial TV stations and networks (I.e., CTV, Global, CITY, TVA, V, etc.) had just under 6,300 employees that same year.

CBC English radio had 1,500 staff in 2010, while CBC French radio had 1,000, that is, the French service had roughly two thirds as many people as the English radio service, a ratio that on face value seems reasonable given the services provided by the two radio services across the country. Yet that same year CBC French TV had more staff (3,200) than CBC English TV (3,100), which appears irrational given the services requirements of the two TV services, not to mention the staff ratio in radio. In 2010 the CBC French TV service generated about $100 million less in advertising revenue and had a budget almost $200 million dollars less than its English counterpart, yet had more people on staff. It is one of many indicators that CBC management lacks the necessary controls to manage the organization properly.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The CBC’s rebranded Quebec slogan

Apparently, the outrage caused over the CBC’s plan to ditch the word Canada in the rebranding of its French-language service as “Ici” (Here) was entirely our fault. You and me. The unwashed public.

According to Mother Corp.’s president, Hubert Lacroix, the public broadcaster never intended to expunge reference to Canada from its name.

No, no, he insisted in an “apology” Monday that was neither abject nor sincere, the problem was all in the ear of the hearer or the eye of the viewer. Anyone who worried that Radio-Canada was out and “Ici” was in was simply “confused.” Mostly, Lacroix seemed sorry so many Canadians were idiots.

Despite an elaborate rollout campaign, including high-priced ads showing hip, young CBC employees erasing the French-language services’ old names for its radio, television, canned music and digital news services and replacing them with “Ici,” Lacroix was adamant that CBC — which receives $1.1 billion a year from Canadian taxpayers — was always going to keep “Canada” on its letterhead and business cards.

It’s amazing what fools Lacroix must imagine we all are to fall for his disingenuous explanation. The CBC, desperate as always to woo Quebecers (who the corporation believes are more sophisticated and socially aware than the rest of us), fully intended to eliminate as many references as possible to stodgy old Canada. It wanted to cast off boring Canada, so fashionable young Quebecers would not see Radio-Canada as unworthy, boring and (gasp!) federalist.

The CBC’s rebranded Quebec slogan could have been “Please love us. We’ll even deny our heritage if you’ll just pay attention to us again.”

Read the full story.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

If I could drop the CBC from my cable line up today I would

The CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, has become an embarrassment. Anti-conservative, anti-Harper 24/7. Conservative Senators this. Conservative Senators that. Yet, all the while we hear Duffy allegations non-stop, not a single word about Raymond Lavigne or Mac Harb.

In fact, while I heard anchors questioning PM Harper’s judgement, on several occasions, for appointing Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau, I heard nothing about the fact that it was Mr. Chretien who appointed Lavigne and Harb.

Whatever the reasons, many Conservatives are fed up. Yes, I linked to one of the CBC’s Fifth Estate stories a week or so ago. However, if I could drop the CBC from my cable line up today, I would, because the bias by exaggeration and omission are, as I said at the start, an embarrassment.

The crux of the matter is that the CBC, Canada’s fully funded public broadcaster, needs to step back and become the fair and balanced network it is supposed to be.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

3 Strikes and you're out CBC

This is a story about the active suppression of the news at the CBC, as provided by three corroborating first hand incidents of the past 30 months, involving Susan Bonner (would-be champion of the truth), CBC Radio (ditto/not so) and the the CBC’s The National (not so).

The CBC is simply downright incompetent, rather than rampantly politically and/or commercially conflicted.

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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

CBC gets no revenue and No bailout

The Prime Minister's Office has slammed the door on any bailout for the CBC to make up for lost advertising revenue from hockey broadcasts.

"CBC already receives significant taxpayer funds," PMO spokesman Stephen Lecce wrote in an e-mail. "We believe they can operate within their existing budget."

Rogers Communications announced Tuesday it has gobbled up the rights to NHL games in Canada for the next 12 years in a $5.2-billion deal.

While the CBC will still carry many games, it won't get any Hockey Night in Canada advertising revenue.

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Monday, January 06, 2014

NHL Effectively Kills CBC

Make no mistake, this is the beginning of the end of the CBC. The bulk of their revenue came from hockey related revenue (had to throw that in there). The rest of their revenue is a result of having the hockey revenue in the first place. Yes, the CBC will have games. They are no more than a canvas. Yes, they can promote the games. They get no revenue from the games. They don’t sell the games. They get no benefit except for the fact that their most valuable time slot remains taken. Did you see the example Keith Pelley gave yesterday, where the Leafs would be on Sportsnet or CityTV and the Senators would be on the CBC. With no offense to our friends in Ottawa, that’s not exactly the same national draw as the Maple Leafs.

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Friday, January 03, 2014

CBC - bonuses to managers ... pink slips to employees

The CBC may hand out millions in bonuses to hundreds of managers as it prepares to lay off more than 700 employees this year.

The 553 managers - or 5% of CBC's overall workforce - are eligible to receive "incentive pay" but only if they achieve targets, CBC president Hubert Lacroix told a committee of MPs studying the future of Canadian television.

"Is it appropriate for CBC to be spending on bonuses when people are being laid off?" asked Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro.

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Hubert Lacroix admits sexual harassment at CBC

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 accused Lilley of attacking the broadcaster after he was given 1,454 documents under access to information that were mostly blacked out.

Lilley requested information on incidents of sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in Ottawa and Toronto dating back to January 2010. At committee, Lacroix admitted there was one case of sexual harassment in one of the cities, but didn’t explain why the CBC redacted it.

He said the incident was one of three across the country, on top of five cases of harassment of a non-sexual nature, since 2010.

Read the full story.