June 30, 2015

CBC's attempt to ban Tory attack ad shows lack of respect for Canadian voters

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It's the latest volley in the battle of the attack ads. The CBC wants a Conservative commercial targeting Justin Trudeau banned from YouTube for "copyright violation."

They don't stand a chance legally, and they know it, but that's not stopping the CBC from trying.

Why? Because -- as we've seen over the non-controversy about the "consortium debates" -- like all the big legacy broadcasting outlets, the CBC desperately trying to maintain control in a changing media environment.

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commented 2016-07-02 01:07:56 -0400
Canadian Taxpayers should insist the Government sell the CBC!
Canadians’ are paying taxes for this Government Broadcasting Service and Company and CBC doesn’t respect the Canadian Taxpayers’ who are funding them!
When you abuse my tax Dollars’ I say sell them!
How about you are CBC abusing your Tax Dollars’ as well?
Let them know loud and clear!
commented 2015-08-23 16:04:47 -0400
the Rebel should be ashamed for playing that “inner engineering” ad, if you guys are serious you should look a little bit into your sponsors before showing their ads.
commented 2015-07-01 22:22:53 -0400
Look at that building! It sits half empty, some of it rented out to other entities (at least that’s something, in an attempt to utilise it ). That is our building.
That the liberals and NDP, have the power to direct production, is all I need to know. What kind of national broadcaster is that!! We really cannot stand for that kind of interference.
commented 2015-07-01 22:05:56 -0400
OK I have a few more thoughts on the issue. If as our good friend suggested we should blame Harper for giving the CBC money why the hell can’t he use use it? Or is it reserved only for the like minded? And while we are on the subject. Is not accusing the conservative government of stealing material to use for attack ads not in itself an attack ad and slander? (Since it has been determined by the court it is perfectly legal to use this material).
commented 2015-07-01 13:56:14 -0400
Exactly, Jimmy. The Liberals don’t care. They could be elected, or the NDP could, and either could drive this country into third-world status, and they wouldn’t care.

Therein lies the problem, because the rest of us DO care.
commented 2015-07-01 13:10:38 -0400
CTV and Global are one thing. We can stop watching them or buying products from those who advertise with them. CBC is much more problematic given it is taxpayer funded. We cannot stop the confiscation of money from our paycheques nor do we have any influence over their activities. With the advent of Social Media, Internet, I-Phones, and other communications options, the day of a public broadcaster may be drawing to a close. Shutting them down will only result in viriolic rage from the lefties. Better to cut them loose and let them make their own way in the media world!
commented 2015-07-01 12:05:22 -0400
Can you hear all of the Marxists squealing like little pigs at the mention of disbanding this propaganda machine? All the CBC does is shill for the left. I too think Harper should have cut them off already, but I’m hoping that he will take this challenge on, if he gets another majority government this fall.
commented 2015-07-01 08:49:24 -0400
Sorry CBC but you are owned by Canadians. Anything you broadcast belongs to us. Your broadcasts go through OUR airspace. You are assigned frequencies by OUR government. ALL of you are paid by we taxpayers. It is your duty to report the news completely free of bias no matter how it hurts to tell the truth about Trudeau the lesser. Do not cause us to waste more tax money with this court case. It is time we cut off all your subsidy.
commented 2015-07-01 08:26:38 -0400
Zeliko Zidaric, is using someone’s own words in context in an ad considered by you to be an attack ad?
commented 2015-07-01 07:54:30 -0400
I wish everyone wold stop using ATTACK ads.
Negative ads are important, but attack ads are vile. Attacks ads are based on the same psychological strategies that teenaged high-school girls use. If you are a man, fight like a man and not like a teen-aged girl.
commented 2015-07-01 06:57:08 -0400
If it does in fact represent public will and public good it’s time the public support the CBC VOLUNTARILY. It will sink or swim on its own worth to Canadians – as it is now it is just another make work project for unemployable partisan hacks. These people have to decide if they want to be politicians or broadcasters – either run for office to push their world view or run a Canadian entertainment network people actually watch – can’t do both
commented 2015-07-01 06:37:22 -0400
Harper has had years to shut down the CBC like we’ve asked him to do, and never done it. He just doesn’t seem to know the importance of eliminating your enemies. Then they come back to bite him the butt.
commented 2015-07-01 02:36:20 -0400
Jimmy da silva/ Adam Christie. How many times are you going to change your name on this website? Do you think we can’t recognize the same retarded rhetoric?
commented 2015-07-01 00:00:12 -0400

Liberals won’t care if Trudeau or Mulcair wins – as long as Harper is out and if the election was held today, that is exactly what would happen – Harper would lose.
commented 2015-06-30 22:34:46 -0400
cbc – another welfare outfit and not much more
commented 2015-06-30 22:25:17 -0400
During the debates on TV before the elections, the CBC will see how embarassing Trudeau is as a leader. If every thing is not written out before hand for the shiny pony to read, he will embarass the CBC who is trying to protect that no- nothing Trudeau. Harper will do very well in the election. By the CBC actions, it is telling us how nervous they are about Trudeau’s incompetence!
commented 2015-06-30 21:35:22 -0400
The saddest – and scariest – comment I can make is that I’m not surprised by the CBC’s actions. Their actions fall completely into line with Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” – a book every thoughtful Canadian should read before the election. This is an example of the totalitarian ambitions of the CBC – reaching out beyond its own corporation and trying to control what other media can or cannot present. They will lose, but their effort is unnerving in itself. When it comes to freedom of speech, thought and expression, the left-liberals and their media are a bigger immediate danger to Canada than ISIS.
commented 2015-06-30 21:30:56 -0400
Probably what bothers me the most about the CBC is that they do not seem to realize just how immoral their pro-Liberal/NPD and anti-Conservative/Harper propaganda really is. They lie and obfuscate with such easy about the Conservatives, and especially Harper, that they violate their own stated ethical standards, seeming without noticing.

Their vehement opposition to Harper does not even make any common sense because he certainly has not governed any worse the Chretien. In my opinion, he has governed far better.

So why the irrational hatred? I have never seen in all my life such incredible hatred towards on political leader before, and when asked why, people cannot explain why have such hatred for him. We make fun that it is “Harper Derangement Syndrome”, but really, maybe their truth to that. Some sort of measurable psychological dysfunction in Harper haters.

Maybe the “right honourable and all knowing” Terry Rudden and Jimmy Da SIlva can explain why the over-the-top hatred for Harper in real terms, not hyperbole.
commented 2015-06-30 21:00:31 -0400
Peter & Marty……I too agree with Vlad for much of what he has to say but, Vlad , perhaps you could tone down the language a bit. As for the You Tube ad, it’s very powerful & if I was a clueless voter watching that ad, it would give me pause for sure. Good Luck CBC in trying to stifle You Tube. If you did your job properly & gave balanced & fair reports, the Conservatives would not be using You Tube to get their message across to the voter. Shame on you CBC
commented 2015-06-30 20:50:28 -0400
I have seen the media the last few days trying to sell this message about copyright infringement. I wish they would be honest enough to enlighten he public about the fact this has already been dealt with in court. Personally I find it insidious that left leaning news agencies knowing the conservatives who do not have major TV networks and less financial ability to gather own materials would be so unwilling to share especially considering the CBC is supposedly owned by the people and funded by all the people not just those who agree with their ideologies . When I see them on TV acting so sanctimonious knowing they are deceiving the public it makes me want to gag.
commented 2015-06-30 20:29:15 -0400
Vlad Johnson, you put into words what I think and feel. Good for you, we need more people to get mad and say it like it is. I have always liked that about your posts, you have a passion my friend, keep it up. I have in the past said that Hubert Lacroix is a two faced arrogant liar and that perhaps, only perhaps, the CBC might change if Lacroix and most of his managers were removed. After all, the top Brass from Lacroix to Heather Conway are the ones pulling the strings and directing their minions.
I also notice that CBC and Liberal shills like Terry Rudden and Jimmy da Silva never try to mix it up with you – cowards that they are.
Anyway, keep your ‘say it like it is’ posts coming.
commented 2015-06-30 20:16:02 -0400
Next to the United Nations . . . the CBC is the most useless thing that Canadian Taxpayer dollars wasted on . . . in my world the CBC would “Compete” for advertising dollars just like everyone else in media land. This is NOT the 1950s any longer . . . we have many hundreds of options . . . the last thing the thinking folks want it to view Peter Lowbridge, ole MacDonald and the rest of the aging lefties complain about life in the best country on the planet.
commented 2015-06-30 18:34:12 -0400
The CBC is paid by Canadian Tax dollars. It’s not their money !!!!

They should not be able to choose anything when it comes to Political parties.

It’s time to get rid of this “tax grab ~ money pit” and spend the tax dollars more wisely.
commented 2015-06-30 18:13:30 -0400
The CBC respected Canadian voters in the past? Since when? (Not in the last 30 years, that’s for sure…)
commented 2015-06-30 17:51:41 -0400
Still shocked at Terry posing the question then pressing for a response. Good on him. It may have cost him his job though…
commented 2015-06-30 17:40:14 -0400
Vlad, I tend to agree with much of what you post, but I still think you need anger management classes. :)
commented 2015-06-30 17:37:40 -0400
Now that they don’t even own Hockey Night in Canada anymore, it’s time to let the monstrosity that is the CBC rise or fall on it’s own.
commented 2015-06-30 17:32:03 -0400
Our fkg tax dollars used for this useless act from the CRAP-BC.

CBC needs to be split up (radio, tv, etc) and privatized. When Harper gets his majority in October, it is time to end this embarrassment of a tv company.

Youtube’s terms and conditions – read the fkg terms Hubert Lacroix – stupid dickhead.