BigCityLib Strikes Back: My CBSC Complaint Against Sun TV Fades Quietly Away

Curses!   I inquired today, thinking maybe there was still a chance to give Ezra one last kick in the ass as he was going out the door.  But apparently the CBSC has no authority over broadcasters after they go TU; they have to let  my complaint slide.  Ah well.  I’ve found a whole new way ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: My First CBSC Complaint, Part III: Request For A Ruling

The third stage in filing a CBSC complaint is, if you are not satisfied with the response you’ve got from the station rep, is to outline your reasons in a ruling request form, and, well, request a ruling. Below is the final version of what I submitted on Sunday.  If you’ve followed this you’ve read ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Just Resting

Regular readers will note it’s been quiet around here.  That’s because of life-maintenance stuff, work, and a few other things.  And being a little bored by the world as it stands at this moment.  One possibly exciting  thing coming up is the next step in my CBSC complaint against Ezra Levant and the Sun News ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Dings Ezra Levant Again!

From the release: The host of The Source, Ezra Levant, showed videoclips of a protest that had occurred outside the Sun’s Toronto office.  The protestors objected to Sun Media’s coverage of the Idle No More movement.  A few days later, Levant replayed the clips, saying that, following their initial broadcast, he had received information from ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Christian Crossroads Through The Years

From The Winnipeg Free Press: OTTAWA – The Harper government has received scores of letters and emails over government funding being provided to an organization that referred to homosexuality as a “perversion” and “sin.” The Prime Minister’s Office and the office of the international development minister got about 170 letters and emails after The Canadian ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant And The "Actual Facts"

 From a CBSC (Canadian Broadcast Standards Council) complaint I hadn’t even heard about: The CBSC has traditionally recognized that hosts of public affairs programs are entitled to hold and express their opinions on the topics discussed during those programs, even when those opinions are controversial, unpopular or provocative. 1 While Clause 7 of the CAB ...