CBC will be downsizing.


Vancouverite
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Given their left-wing bias, I can't say I'm sorry to see that. (external - login to view)
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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#2
Cool.

They can start with getting rid of Suzuki's shows
 
Liberalman
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#3
The Conservatives want to get rid of the CBC just because they won't broadcast the Prime Minister's 24/7 propaganda show
 
Locutus
#4
this is just terrible news, terrible.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The Conservatives want to get rid of the CBC just because they won't broadcast the Prime Minister's 24/7 propaganda show


Maybe we can replace the CBC with the PCBC?

Would that make you all happy again?
 
Liberalman
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Maybe we can replace the CBC with the PCBC?

Would that make you all happy again?

Are you talking about SUN TV?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Are you talking about SUN TV?


No.. I mean a gvt funded & national entity that can be used as an outlet for the dissemination of political position.

We can start with replacing Anna Maria Tremonte and Peter Mansbridge with Ezra Levant.
 
Liberalman
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

No.. I mean a gvt funded & national entity that can be used as an outlet for the dissemination of political position.

We can start with replacing Anna Maria Tremonte and Peter Mansbridge with Ezra Levant.

You talking about straightjacket Ezra?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#9
Given that they will be losing a lot of revenue from their cash cow HNIC, this is not unexpected.
 
B00Mer
Republican
#10


CBC downsizing, cool bra...
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

You talking about straightjacket Ezra?

How many guys in media named Ezra do you know?

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Given that they will be losing a lot of revenue from their cash cow HNIC, this is not unexpected.

Sports is where they made (almost) all of their advertising revenues.

In true libtard fashion, they axed it in response to lower revenues.

Tough to really get your head around the logic
 
petros
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

No.. I mean a gvt funded & national entity that can be used as an outlet for the dissemination of political position.

We can start with replacing Anna Maria Tremonte and Peter Mansbridge with Ezra Levant.

Yeah like he said there is SUNk. When you look at their tax credits, we are losing sh*tlodes of revenues that would easily offset CBC and make it turn a profit without needing commercials.

Commercial free TV is the sweetest of the fruit.

CBC lashes out at Quebecor's $500-million in public subsidies - The Globe and Mail
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The Conservatives want to get rid of the CBC just because they won't broadcast the Prime Minister's 24/7 propaganda show

LOL You crack me up Liberalman.
 
Count_Lothian
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

The Conservatives want to get rid of the CBC just because they won't broadcast the Prime Minister's 24/7 propaganda show

Why would they have to broadcast a broadcast?

A note about Harper TV.
Even CTV finds Harper TV, propaganda. On Sunday morning's Question Period , they regularly mock it for what it is.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Yeah like he said there is SUNk. When you look at their tax credits, we are losing sh*tlodes of revenues that would easily offset CBC and make it turn a profit without needing commercials.

Commercial free TV is the sweetest of the fruit.

CBC lashes out at Quebecor's $500-million in public subsidies - The Globe and Mail


I suppose what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#16
Impossible, it can't get any smaller than it is.
 
Locutus
#17
Job cuts at CBC after hockey loss | Money | Toronto Sun

CBC could lose 600 jobs Thursday, watchdog warns | Toronto Star

CBC may cut roughly 600 positions on Thursday, lobby group says | Financial Post (external - login to view)

CBC head on cuts - Power and Politics - CBC Player
 
Vancouverite
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Like I said, I can't say I'm sorry to hear that.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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As long as they keep Mercer & 22 minutes, I don't care what else they cut. Those are the only CBC shows I watch.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Cool.

They can start with getting rid of Suzuki's shows

THat is complete nonsense. Every country has public broadcasting including the U.S. Should we just let CBS take over the whole thing? That would make the morons happy. What is wrong with Suzuki? Or are you just a racist?
 
WLDB
No Party Affiliation
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Oh well. I dont care for sports anyway.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

THat is complete nonsense. Every country has public broadcasting including the U.S. Should we just let CBS take over the whole thing? That would make the morons happy.

I don't believe PBS is 100% government funded. They receive X dollars and have to earn the rest.

Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

What is wrong with Suzuki? Or are you just a racist?

Probably has to do with taxpayer funding propoganda shows.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
+1
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

THat is complete nonsense. Every country has public broadcasting including the U.S. Should we just let CBS take over the whole thing? That would make the morons happy. What is wrong with Suzuki? Or are you just a racist?


You can always tell when someone has zero argument when they play the race card.

Congratulations
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

You can always tell when someone has zero argument when they play the race card.

Congratulations

You said to remove the Suzuki shows. You rarely miss a chance to berate Suzuki. What are we missing? You obviously don't like him, so you advocate taking his shows off the air.
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
#25
This CBC is biased stuff has gone on for years. The people who are there are
good journalists who ask tough questions that perhaps some on the left or the
right can't answer on a given day that's not bias its good coverage.
The CBC is an institution and provides differences of thought the current govt.
doesn't want people to have differences of thought. Not on medicare, justice,
voting, veterans, families, or trade. They are attempting to gut the foundation
of the nation in order to sell what they can for the future benefits of private
commercial interests.
They have done considerable damage worse than any other time they have come
to power. The problem is replacing them. This country is at a crossroads. We
have a government in power I wouldn't trust no matter what to be left at the hand
of power. At the same time I find it difficult to trust the others waiting in the wings
on their individual merits. What we need is a very close Minority Government in
order not to have progress or setback but to have stalemate until we can find a
suitable leader to take this country forward.
In the election next year I have two choices the Liberals or the NDP as the Greens
are little more than a societal movement who want to make decisions regardless
of consequences.
I will be watching closely. I cannot support the current government and sit back
while they dismantle this country and many of the programs that benefit seniors,
veterans, children, and future generations. Now have some programs at times got
out of hand Yes, but that does not mean you declare war on the institutions it means
you correct some of the problems.
I do not want to go back to the days prior to the Great Depression. And I don't want
to go back to the massive inflation of the mid and late seventies. I do want to see
programs for those in society who need help. A nation is truly judged on the way it
treats its most vulnerable in society
 
Locutus
#26


It's just the CBC losing about what, 10% of it's handout budget?

Now they have to sell advertising on their little classical and jazz stations, drop HNIC, stombo and join the real world. No biggie. Live within your means, not remain firmly attached to the public teat is all.

It'll be ok.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

You said to remove the Suzuki shows. You rarely miss a chance to berate Suzuki. What are we missing? You obviously don't like him, so you advocate taking his shows off the air.

You are the one assuming it is about race.

Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

This CBC is biased stuff has gone on for years. The people who are there are
good journalists who ask tough questions that perhaps some on the left or the
right can't answer on a given day that's not bias its good coverage.
The CBC is an institution and provides differences of thought the current govt.
doesn't want people to have differences of thought. Not on medicare, justice,
voting, veterans, families, or trade. They are attempting to gut the foundation
of the nation in order to sell what they can for the future benefits of private
commercial interests.
They have done considerable damage worse than any other time they have come
to power. The problem is replacing them. This country is at a crossroads. We
have a government in power I wouldn't trust no matter what to be left at the hand
of power. At the same time I find it difficult to trust the others waiting in the wings
on their individual merits. What we need is a very close Minority Government in
order not to have progress or setback but to have stalemate until we can find a
suitable leader to take this country forward.
In the election next year I have two choices the Liberals or the NDP as the Greens
are little more than a societal movement who want to make decisions regardless
of consequences.
I will be watching closely. I cannot support the current government and sit back
while they dismantle this country and many of the programs that benefit seniors,
veterans, children, and future generations. Now have some programs at times got
out of hand Yes, but that does not mean you declare war on the institutions it means
you correct some of the problems.
I do not want to go back to the days prior to the Great Depression. And I don't want
to go back to the massive inflation of the mid and late seventies. I do want to see
programs for those in society who need help. A nation is truly judged on the way it
treats its most vulnerable in society

The CBC has a definite Liberal bias and has for as long as I remember. I think it perfectly reasonable to expect a taxpayer funded institution to be close to neutral. And I think it fair that a government which does not share those views to cut back on its funding.

I suspect you do not see the bias because it aligns with your bias. Same way some far right do not see the bias of FOX News.

Of course, if they start pledge drives and viewers contribute then they can be as biased as they want.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

This CBC is biased stuff has gone on for years. The people who are there are
good journalists who ask tough questions that perhaps some on the left or the
right can't answer on a given day that's not bias its good coverage.
The CBC is an institution and provides differences of thought the current govt.
doesn't want people to have differences of thought. Not on medicare, justice,
voting, veterans, families, or trade. They are attempting to gut the foundation
of the nation in order to sell what they can for the future benefits of private
commercial interests.
They have done considerable damage worse than any other time they have come
to power. The problem is replacing them. This country is at a crossroads. We
have a government in power I wouldn't trust no matter what to be left at the hand
of power. At the same time I find it difficult to trust the others waiting in the wings
on their individual merits. What we need is a very close Minority Government in
order not to have progress or setback but to have stalemate until we can find a
suitable leader to take this country forward.
In the election next year I have two choices the Liberals or the NDP as the Greens
are little more than a societal movement who want to make decisions regardless
of consequences.
I will be watching closely. I cannot support the current government and sit back
while they dismantle this country and many of the programs that benefit seniors,
veterans, children, and future generations. Now have some programs at times got
out of hand Yes, but that does not mean you declare war on the institutions it means
you correct some of the problems.
I do not want to go back to the days prior to the Great Depression. And I don't want
to go back to the massive inflation of the mid and late seventies. I do want to see
programs for those in society who need help. A nation is truly judged on the way it
treats its most vulnerable in society

And those evil conservatives want to cut down all the trees and put a smokestack on every corner .
Oh the horror .
 
Trex
#29
The CBC has lost its way.
CBC gets about 1 billion in taxpayer funding every year.
Then it turns around and sells air time to advertisers in the private sector.
It also refuses to explain either to the government of the day or the Auditor General on what it spends taxpayer's money on.
It also has become highly politically biased, obviously a tax payer funded media organization must remain highly impartial or it should be privatized.

The CBC needs a complete redo.
From the ground up.

CBC Radio is pretty much fine.
It could probably use a slight increase in funding, tightening up its focus and expanding its coverage in remote areas.

CBC TV needs to be completely redone.
Scrap all sitcoms and romcoms....all of them, we have thousands of private channels providing that crap.
Scrap all pro sports, we have dedicated sports networks.
Scrap all local news, we have local news networks for that.
Fire most of the high priced upper management.
Fire Mansbridge, Solomon, Mesley, George Whateverthehellopolis, Lang and OLeary and all the rest of the high priced talking heads.

Increase made in Canada arts programming.
Ballet, live theatre, barbershop quartet's, comedies, dance troupes, mimes poets, clowns, rock and rollers and Maritime sea shanty singers.
Rick Mercer and This Hour has 22 minutes would survive as Canadian live comedy.
If it is Canadian and it has some artistic merit, show it.

Show amatuer sporting events.

Increase funding for new and more diverse Canadian documentaries.
Nature of Things and Suzuki would remain as would Doc Zone and The Passionate Eye.
Start putting funding into Canadian informational programming regarding health and sciences, history and geography.
In short increase all informative or informational programming.

Start using and supporting University and College students who are studying Journalism or RTA (radio, television arts).
Start using and supporting local and amateur filmmakers, cartoonists, claymation guys, budding producers and the like.
Let us know who these new people are.

Short on programming?
Pick up more International documentaries and arts but clearly identify what is foreign content.
PBS and BBC both could provide some decent foreign content as needed.

Increase OTA feeds to remote and northern regions.

There are thousands of channels full of crap and drivel freely available for public consumption.
Why shoul Canadian taxpayers be expected to fund more?
 
Machjo
#30
I'm happy funding for the CBC has been cut. Now let's cut some more and cut Sun TV too.
 

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