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!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

CBC threatens to bury disabled journalist

The CBC President authorizes lawyers to bury human rights complaint in legal fees

By Stephen Pate 

This month I made a settlement offer to the CBC in my 5-year-old human rights complaint. It is a pain in the keyster to be going to court. It distracts me from music, books and fun which are my main concerns, other than surviving my heart attack.

The CBC rejected my offer and threatened, like Nikita Khrushchev at the UN, to bury me in thousands of $$$ of their legal costs.

The CBC doesn’t intend to pay one cent for taking away my livelihood for 5 years.

“We will bury you”, you can almost imagine people in Montreal hear Hubert Lacroix the CBC CEO / President screaming from his posh office.

“We will bury you!” growled the slick lawyer atop his waterfront Halifax office tower.

It does not pay to be nice to the CBC. They mistake kindness for weakness.

The CBC normally takes a belligerent stance in human rights issues.

Of course, the CBC has your money to act like dictators. The taxpayers of Canada pay $1 billion a year to keep these bozos and their lawyers rich.

Read the full story and the CBC letter here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CBC’s toxic atmosphere

Blacklists. They’re a dirty little secret of Canada’s cozy — and often vindictive — media industry.

They seldom admit it, but the people running major public and private news organizations in this country keep informal, up-to-date lists of disagreeable writers and journalists who are effectively barred from appearing on a variety of print, TV or radio outlets.

These nudge-wink blacklists are kept confidential — usually. I suppose we should thank Jennifer Harwood, managing editor of CBC News Network, for an internal memo in which she recorded her cockeyed reasons for banning veteran Fifth Estate host Linden MacIntyre from being interviewed on the network where he’s worked at for 38 years. Her reasons are as instructive as the ban itself.

Harwood was miffed that MacIntyre publicly made some uncharitable remarks about CBC’s “toxic atmosphere” and, more particularly, about the network’s chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, in connection with the Jian Ghomeshi scandal.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Former CBC radio host arrested

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday morning, Toronto police confirmed.

Ghomeshi, 47, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking.

He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

Nine women and one man have told the Star and other media that they were choked, hit or sexually harassed by Ghomeshi.

Read the full story.

CBC turning into a sad reality show

Linden MacIntyre, the freshly retired CBC veteran, started the trash talking when he delivered a guest lecture at the University of Toronto last week and explained why he left the public broadcaster after 38 years of service.

A shorter version: things have changed at the CBC and not for the better. Due to years of funding cuts, hostile politicians and a managerial culture that came to overvalue “celebrity,” the CBC is a shadow of its former self.

I can’t decide if the CBC is starting to resemble Lord of the Flies, Survivor or that “Festivus” episode of Seinfeld, with its memorable “Airing of Grievances.” Whatever the cultural analogy, things are getting “unseemly,” to use the word of one insider.

This is turning into a sad reality show.

All this needless fighting is also playing directly into the hearts and minds of those who believe it’s time to bid adieu to the public broadcaster. Think about it: if you were a politician who secretly wanted to kill the CBC, why not just make some popcorn and wait it out?

Read the full story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CBC facing crisis of truly existential proportions

Jian Ghomeshi’s story is not just about one man’s libidinous foibles. It’s about the deliberate diminishing of CBC Radio as a public broadcaster.

The outpouring of shock, outrage and plain puzzlement over the Jian Ghomeshi story has been intense and shows little sign of abating.

As I tell my American friends, it’s not just about one man’s libidinous foibles. It’s about the deliberate diminishing of CBC Radio as a public broadcaster.

In effect, Jian Ghomeshi is a self-inflicted wound on Canada, aided and abetted by the CBC itself.

This is not just about one man’s disgraceful and allegedly dangerous behaviour. It is about the CBC – the institution that enabled Ghomeshi by putting ratings above everything else. This is a crisis of truly existential proportions for the CBC.

Read the full story.

Monday, November 24, 2014

CBC Ombudsman: CBC News did not live up to its standard

In a recent HonestReporting Canada alert, we notified you of a complaint we sent to the CBC in regards to several CBC News reports on October 12 which claimed that “most” of the Palestinian casualties killed in Gaza during the recent Israel-Hamas war were “civilians”.

Not satisfied by a reply offered by CBC editors, HRC asked the CBC’s Ombudsman to arbitrate our grievances and we are pleased to report that our concerns were validated by the CBC’s Ombud who upheld our complaint on November 17.

Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman,: CBC News did not live up to its standard of accuracy in this news introduction.

Read the full story.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Abusive behaviour at CBC a tradition

Recently retired CBC journalist Linden MacIntyre has set-off a huge internal bomb with this comment made during an interview with the Globe and Mail:

 MacIntyre cited Mr. Ghomeshi’s “tantrums,” and said “he is allowed to bully and abuse people. You know, that’s the way it works, that’s what you put up with, whether it’s Mansbridge, [Peter] Gzowski, whatever. They were not like shrinking violets, either. So along comes Ghomeshi: ‘Oh, yea, he’s in the tradition of that.’ But somewhere along the way, it crosses a line. It does cross a line.”

MacIntyre is stating abusive behaviour towards staff is a tradition at the CBC and that Mansbridge does it as well.

Read the full story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This says it all ...


CBC President Hubert Lacroix offered resignation letter

Hubert Lacroix in the lions' den at CBC annual meeting.

Calls for his head abound — he was even offered a resignation letter needing only his signature Wednesday — but embattled Canadian Broadcasting Corp. president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix says he fully intends to complete his mandate, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Nearly 400 employees learned last week their jobs were being eliminated and as many as 1,500 positions could disappear over the next five years as the corporation adapts to a changing media landscape and declining advertising revenues, and there was clearly a lot of resentment in the room toward Lacroix, who is overseeing what he called a “workplace adjustment.”

Read the full story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CBC Must Apologize for Disgraceful Headline

CBC Must Apologize for Disgraceful Headline in Jerusalem Terror Attack Coverage

Many Canadians woke up today to the horrific news that two Palestinian terrorists had entered a Jerusalem synagogue armed with pistols, meat cleavers, knives and axes, murdering five Israelis (four rabbis and a police officer) and injuring over a half dozen others, including a Canadian-Israeli dual citizen.

How did our public broadcaster’s website cover one of the worst incidents of terror in Israel in recent years?

For the CBC, the fatal shooting of 2 unidentified individuals by Jerusalem police, rather than the actions of terrorists or identities of the victims was deemed more newsworthy. Despite the lead paragraph’s referring to the attackers as “suspected Palestinian men,” CBC editors chose to not include this information in its headline and perhaps worse, CBC editors’ use of the word “apparent” conveyed that this might not have even been an attack.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Threats to the CBC’s funding pressure favourable news coverage

Alain Saulnier, Ex-CBC Exec, Says Broadcaster ‘In Danger Of Disappearing Forever'.

As protesters marched on Sunday to oppose funding cuts to CBC/Radio-Canada, a former executive at the broadcaster is warning it’s “truly in danger of disappearing forever.”

Alan Saulnier says years of successive governments playing politics with the CBC’s budget has left the broadcaster vulnerable.

In an editorial in the Toronto Star, Saulnier says both Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Prime Minister Jean Chrietien in their day used threats to the CBC’s funding to pressure the network into more favourable news coverage.

Read the full story.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Herbert Lacroix CBC CEO was found guilty

CBC Narrows Corporate Pervert Inquiry To Creepo Ghomeshi Only.

Although the executive suite at CBC were very quick to promise a corporate review of sexual allegations, the scope of review has been narrowed substantially, anything or anyone in contact with the monster Ghomeshi only. This will serve to be a critical error in damage control further exposing the inept leadership in CBC.

Herbert Lacroix CBC CEO was found guilty recently of submitting double living expenses for years amounting to over forty thousand dollars. LaCroix had misused his power and expenses in the same manner, amount and duration of abuse as Senator Mike Duffy.

CBC went over the top in its delight of hacking away at Duffy at every chance. No media coverage exposed CBC CEO Hubert LaCroix or questioned why he remains. In fact no media in Canada will do disparaging stories on CBC, particularly the executives.

Read the full story.

Friday, November 14, 2014

CBC staff refuse award from Hubert Lacroix

Radio-Canada staff refused an award presented to them Wednesday by CBC President Hubert Lacroix in protest of ongoing job losses at the public broadcaster.

In a video posted to YouTube, Lacroix can be seen presenting the award to the Sherbrooke office before journalist Pierre Tousignant reads a statement in French refusing the honour.

In June, CBC announced it would slash 1,000 to 1,500 jobs over the next five years. This is in addition to the 657 jobs the CBC announced it would cut in April to meet a budget shortfall caused by falling advertising revenues and federal budget cuts.

The Canadian Media Guild said in a press release Wednesday that they expect almost 400 job losses to be implemented this month, bringing the total to more than 1,000 this year.

Read the full story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dissecting the CBC’s spin

Jian Ghomeshi may be a disgraced ex-CBC star, but he could be forgiven for wondering what the hell happened to all his admirers inside and outside Mother Corp who once treated him with all the gooey adulation reserved for A-list celebrities.

Under siege, CBC brass hats are now using every imaginable vehicle to extinguish whatever shred of empathy Ghomeshi still may enjoy among Canadians — a surprising number of whom suspect (if social media is an accurate gauge) that the former Q host is a casualty of a politically motivated cabal intent on silencing “progressive” voices at the CBC.

Given the stakes, the CBC’s desperate gambit is not surprising. But what’s disgraceful is the way that once venerable institution is systematically going about gutting the remnants of Ghomeshi’s public persona — a persona that, for years, it celebrated and championed.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CBC comes under fire - Readers Letters

Excerpts from a selection of letters run in the Toronto Star:

  • The Ghomeshi affair continues to expose that senior management and others at CBC have neither moral compass nor moral imperative 
  • CBC has apparently known about Ghomeshi's actions for 10 years and took no disciplinary action against him 
  • I guess the CBC top brass have never heard of due diligence 
  • I am shocked and appalled by the thinking and behaviour of Ghomeshi 
 Read all of these and much more here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Q producer taking time off as CBC seeks ‘clarity’

The executive producer of Jian Ghomeshi’s former radio show has “decided” to take some time off while the CBC looks “for more clarity” around the allegations of sexual violence and harassment levelled against the disgraced radio host, the public broadcaster said Monday.

CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson confirmed that Arif Noorani has “decided to take a few days off.” He did not answer a question about when Noorani would be back, and said he didn’t know what role he would return to.

Thompson said no disciplinary action has been taken against any CBC staff at this time.

Read the full story.

Monday, November 10, 2014

CBC quiet on Ghomeshi probe

Two employment lawyers say the CBC should release more details from the investigation, anonymizing complaints. Where is the investigative response from the CBC's own reporters?

Canada’s national public broadcaster has been covering the biggest media story of recent years as a breaking news story, but its investigative team has yet to produce a report on Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC refuses to say exactly what resources are devoted to it.

“If the CBC is not investigating it journalistically, that’s a big problem. I think . . . the CBC needs to put the full force of its journalistic ability into doing the story because I think it is of national interest, and it’s an important story,” said Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough and a former managing editor who worked at the CBC in the 1990s.

Read the full story.

Friday, November 07, 2014

CBC goes silent on Ghomeshi - why?

Canada's national public broadcaster has been covering the biggest media story of recent years as a breaking news story, but its investigative team has yet to produce a report on Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC refuses to say exactly what resources are devoted to it.

"If the CBC is not investigating it journalistically, that's a big problem. I think . . . the CBC needs to put the full force of its journalistic ability into doing the story because I think it is of national interest, and it's an important story," said Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough and a former managing editor who worked at the CBC in the 1990s.

Read the full story.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Students cautioned against CBC internships

Jian Ghomeshi used a CBC-owned phone to send lewd text messages to women, a source has told the Toronto Star.

The public broadcaster believes its ownership of the smartphone refutes the former radio star's claim that he was fired because of how he conducted himself in his "private life."

"The contents of that phone belong to the CBC — it's the CBC's property," said a source familiar with‎ the situation.

The source says Ghomeshi ‎lied to CBC management when he was asked "eyeball to eyeball" about allegations of violent sexual behaviour being investigated by the Star.

Ghomeshi showed texts and other material to CBC officials to bolster his claim, but the source said they were so shocked by what they read and saw that it had the opposite effect.

The news comes as a former journalism student and current journalism professor at the University of Western Ontario said that students were cautioned against pursuing internships at Ghomeshi's popular CBC radio show "Q" due to concerns about "inappropriate" behaviour toward young women by the now-fired host.

Read the full story.

Exposed - CBC did nothing to rein in Ghomeshi

“So, did Jian Ghomeshi try to sleep with you?”

This was the first question the then-Director of Current Affairs for CBC Radio in my hometown asked me the first day I got back from a 6-week unpaid internship at Q in Toronto. Her question, asked in front of a small group of co-workers in an open newsroom, elicited gales of laughter from all assembled.

The stories were all the same – meeting women at CBC-related events, then creeping them on Facebook. Hitting on interns and junior staff at CBC. Grabby hands.

But I, like so many others, had no idea just how deep his sickness ran until his skeletons came tumbling out of the closet in a spectacular fashion this week, leading the CBC to drop him like a hot potato. Sexual harassment at work. Sexual assault. Beatings.

Now, Ghomeshi’s reputation lies in tatters, likely beyond repair, no matter how much he pays a PR firm and legal team. And I am pissed off.

Pissed off because I realize just how much the CBC did nothing – nothing – to rein in their star host. Pissed because so many women had to become his victims before his crimes were revealed. Pissed because at first his victims were not believed. Pissed because you know what? It’s not funny to ask a junior employee if a host tried to sleep with her, because the internship the network set me up with happened to be with a notorious womanizer and predator.

Knowing his reputation, the network should never have put me, or any other female employee, in that position.

Read the full story.

CBC Sanitized Terror Against an Israeli Baby

As a primary lens through which Canadians learn about the world, the CBC is obligated to report honestly, accurately and with due context. Last week, we saw terror come to our nation’s capital. On the same day that Michael Zehaf Bibeau brazenly killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Hamas terrorist deliberately ran over and killed a 3-month old Israeli baby and an Ecuadorean woman in Jerusalem, along with injuring nine people.

CBC adroitly avoided calling terror by its rightful name and used the passive voice, leading readers to likely conclude that this incident was simple vehicular manslaughter. CBC could have carried a more accurate headline like: “Hamas Attack in Jerusalem Kills 3-Month-Old Baby Girl”.

It was perfectly clear that this incident was not a simple road traffic accident, and yet, the CBC placed the emphasis on the vehicle rather than the terrorist driver behind the wheel. This was clearly not a case of vehicular manslaughter, but of intentional terror against innocents.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

CBC brass have gone to ground

The CBC will need to replace Jian Ghomeshi as host of Q, its flagship radio show.

Here’s a better idea:

Maybe it’s time to replace the CBC.

In recent years, the tax-guzzling network has lost reams of reach, respect and relevance.

Worse, it has now betrayed its puffed-up claim to be the country’s conscience and moral compass.

You can’t be sanctimonious after you dismiss years of dark rumours about your radio golden boy, allegations of sexual violence, until they bite you in the ass.

CBC brass have gone to ground, using the new police probe and Ghomeshi’s $55-million lawsuit as shields, but they can’t hide the sordid details forever, though they will try.

The CBC is becoming an embarrassment, after a steady fall from grace.

“The CBC may think it is a special, independent, Crown agency. This is wrong,” the late lamented finance minister Jim Flaherty said during budget talks last year.

A billion bucks a year the CBC costs us? Which would you rather have, a state broadcaster that doesn’t even own hockey anymore, or a billion bucks every year toward, say, subways? Or paying off the debt. Or lowering taxes.

Read the full story.

Monday, November 03, 2014

CBC announces another 392 layoffs

CBC announced Thursday another 392 jobs will be cut by March 2015.

  letter to employees indicated 115 corporate positions, 154 English jobs and 123 French positions will be eliminated by the end of the fiscal year.

The letter states more than one-quarter of the positions are already vacant because of departures or retirement, and some reductions have already been made.

Most of the layoff notices will be handed out by mid-November, the letter states.

Read the full story.