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Monday, April 4, 2011

CBC and its 'left-wing bias'

CBC newscast this morning features an item by Hannah Thibedeau, condescendingly dismissing a Jack Layton campaign event because it didn't feature anything new.

Everything he said, the report goes, has been part of NDP campaigns before. The clear implication is that no one really needs to take it too seriously - it's old, it hasn't caught on, nothing to see here, move along.

Uh-huh. Um ... folks? Just because an idea's been floated on previous occasions doesn't mean it's a bad idea. The fact that it doesn't fit into a lazy, ideologically circumscribed "two-way race" narrative is something else entirely.

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  1. CBC - home of Rex Murphy and Don Cherry. Need I say more ;-)

  2. I hear you on media bias, but unfortunately in this case, it's true.

    The NDP hasn't developed anything new as policy for some time and as a result, it's hard to capture the interest of Canadian voters.

    I also beg to differ with your comment that if it's still a good idea, then why do we need to make it 'shiny and new'? Answer: if it was that great, the NDP would be leading in the polls, wouldn't they?

    Let's face it: the NDP need a REAL facelift. They couldn't do it in time for this election, but they'll have to figure out something for the next time around or they'll be marginalized by everyone.

    It's not a conspiracy. It's just a fact.

  3. Home of Don Cherry anf Rex Murphy??? Get a clue..the CBC only keeps Cherry around because if they dumped him, CBC management would risk summary executions by millions of Cherry's fans. Rex Murphy? Well, he proves at least ONE person at the CBC is literate.

  4. LOL. NDP *is* leading in the polls now. Ha.

  5. Think again - the NDP are in second place.