Monday, July 22, 2013
The Anti-Harper Ad The CBC Doesn't Dare Run
It may seem hard to believe, but in a country where the government keeps an Enemy List, and rules by fear, the CBC has decided to muzzle itself.
An ad campaign calling on the federal government to "free the CBC from political interference" rolls out Monday, but the public broadcaster itself won't run the advertisements, reports the Ottawa Citizen.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, an "independent watchdog for Canadian programming," is lobbying against parts of the government's omnibus Bill C-60, passed in June, which give the Treasury Board a role in the CBC's contract negotiations.
Even though, as I have pointed out before, the Con regime is trying to compromise the corporation's editorial independence.
And intimidate reporters from other news organizations, like CTV's Robert Fife.
Military police were used to investigate how CTV News obtained information Gen. Walt Natynczyk’s use of government VIP aircraft for trips to fundraising dinners, sporting events, and a Caribbean island, according to a report.
The reporter who exposed the Senate scandal.
Although I don't agree with the CBC's decision, I can understand why it is afraid. When several resolutions at the upcoming Con convention would gut the corporation or DESTROY it...
But there are times when you have to do the right and courageous thing no matter what it costs. And this is one of them. Especially since the CBC belongs to all Canadians, and an attack on it is an attack on all of them.
But then why should we be surprised eh? When the CBC board is packed with Con appointees.
Eight of the eleven current members of the CBC's Board of Directors have contributed to the Conservative Party, including Rémi Racine, the Board chair, who gave the Conservative Party of Canada $1,200.00 last year while sitting on the Board.
Who no doubt dance to the tune of their master's fiddle.
Oh well. They can't muzzle all of us. Sign the petition here.
In a country where the lights are going out we have no other choice.
Fight them, fight them, fight them.
Don't let him win...
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