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Politics and its Discontents: Jesse Brown Was right: The CBC Did Cave

A week ago I wrote a post based on a report by Canadaland’s Jesse Brown asserting that pressure had been exerted by the Keilburger organization over a documentary from the CBC’s Doc Zone exploring the dark side of ‘voluntourism.’ Originally scheduled to air in March, it was pulled from the lineup due to what the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Jesse Brown Was right: The CBC Did Cave

Politics and its Discontents: CBC: The Appeasement Continues*

Those who read my blog on a regular basis will know that I have felt disaffected from the CBC for some time. While I am a supporter of public broadcasting and believe in its adequate funding, the CBC’s futile policy of appeasing its Conservative overlords has eroded my respect for the institution. As well, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: CBC: The Appeasement Continues*

Politics and its Discontents: Note To Peter Mansbridge

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Politics and its Discontents: Setting The Record Straight

Weakly constituted as I am when it comes to tolerating disingenuous and dishonest political theatre, I was unable to watch the Chief Prevaricator, a.k.a. the Prime Minister, while his chief courtier and media enabler, the most Reverend (and reverent) Peter Mansbridge, performed what Michael Harris described as his Yuletide foot massage during their year-end chatfest.

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Politics and its Discontents: It’s Why I Subscribe

To borrow a line from one of my favourite Shakespearean plays, Macbeth, “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.”

It is fair because the newspaper I subscribe to and heartily endorse, The Toronto Star, has achieved a victory whose significance cannot be overestimated. Thanks to its investigative series into Health Canada’s . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: It’s Why I Subscribe

Politics and its Discontents: A Leading Exemplar of The CBC’s Policy Of Conservative Appeasement

Thanks to Montreal Simon, DESMOG CANADA, Press Progress and others for alerting us to the true extent of Rex Murphy’s egregious conflict of interest in his role as CBC commentator.

Murphy is yet another sad but solid indication of the policy of appeasement the Corporation has adopted toward the Harper cabal.

My . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Leading Exemplar of The CBC’s Policy Of Conservative Appeasement

Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From John B.

Click here to read an unflattering magazine profile of this ‘titan’.

Yesterday afternoon, I wrote a brief post on Kevin O’Leary, the fatuous, obnoxious self-promoter the CBC, likely in its futile efforts to appease the Harper government, keeps in its stable of right-wing cranks.

In response to the post, I received a thoughtful commentary . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From John B.

Politics and its Discontents: The Ad the CBC Refuses To Air

Are they right or wrong? You decide.

You can read the full story here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Two Blogging Recommendations

With so many things of note to comment on, today is one of those days when, if I had the time, I suspect I would spend most of the day writing blog posts. Instead, allow me to direct your attention, if you haven’t already read them today, to Alison over at Creekside, and Owen . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Two Blogging Recommendations

Politics and its Discontents: The Synchronous Decline of Peter Mansbridge and The CBC

I admit that I stopped being a regular viewer of the CBC years ago; I think the catalyst for my disaffection was its transparent policy of appeasement (under the pretext of balanced reporting) of the Harper regime which, of course, holds its funding strings. Especially evident in its flagship news program, The National, hosted . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Synchronous Decline of Peter Mansbridge and The CBC