Canada’s state broadcaster has published an op-ed, not signed by anyone in particular, going after those that disagree with their latest move to expand their mandate well beyond anything contemplated in the Broadcasting Act.
Whether it’s an opinion pages section on their website, on-line music streaming services, producing web-only comedies and dramas or offering a Netflix-style service in Quebec, even mainstream media progressives are beginning to speak up.
Watch as I explain how the CBC has responded to critics with a straw man argument that they can then tear down.
The CBC wants its critics to go away and never speak ill of them again.
Unfortunately, Trudeau’s Liberals are big CBC backers and it’s very unlikely they’ll turn around now and clip their wings after giving them even more taxpayer money.
But, perhaps with enough pressure from other progressives, like those at the Toronto Star and iPolitics, it just might happen.
If you haven’t already done so, remember to sign the petition at www.SellTheCBC, and spread it on line.