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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Money Terribly Spent

I read an article by Larry Zolf on CBC.ca the other day absolutely bashing the Harper government that put the final nail in the coffin as far as my contempt for the CBC goes. It's not even the opinion expressed in the article that gets to me, but the fact that the article itself was so poorly written. If the CBC is going to continue to allow its columnists to attack the Harper government, then at least try to make sure that their arguments are cogent and well supported.
Statements like

"Above anything else, Harper believes that the state is inherently evil and cannot be trusted with anything."

Without any kind of backing should be laughed at, not put in print.

On thinking about the subject a little more, I came to realize that it's not even the fact that the CBC is so pro-liberal that pisses me off. It's the fact that they are a federally funded service that has blatantly decided to take the side of a political party. While I'd probably agree with their articles more often, the same would hold true if they blatantly supported the Conservative party.

At least with the Toronto Star -- left leaning as well -- I have the choice as to whether or not to spend my money in order to read their opinions. With the CBC, however, I have no such choice.

Two solutions:
1. Privatise the CBC and let them say whatever the hell they want
2. Hire some reporters/columnists who support the Conservative party so that they can give their side of the argument.

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