May 15, 2018

Inevitable: Feminists want government to enforce entertainment “inclusion riders”

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Even if you didn't watch the Oscars, you might have heard that Best Actress winner Frances McDormand used her speech to call for the adoption of "inclusion riders;" that is: contractual clauses specifying that new movies include "casts and crews that meet a certain level of diversity."

If you thought the idea was just a flash in the pan, think again:

This unworkable feminist concept has now spread from Hollywood to Cannes, and beyond, and proponents (of course) want governments to enforce it.

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commented 2018-05-17 01:49:31 -0400
Ever wonder why the various main stream media outlets parrot the same items almost verbatim as the CBC? Media is not as independent as you think Ron, why do you think the government wants to control the internet?

In 1929, the Aird Commission on public broadcasting recommended the creation of a national radio broadcast network. A major concern was the growing influence of American radio broadcasting as U.S.-based networks began to expand into Canada. Meanwhile, Canadian National Railways was making a radio network to keep its passengers entertained and give it an advantage over its rival, CP. This, the CNR Radio, is the forerunner of the CBC. Graham Spry and Alan Plaunt lobbied intensely for the project on behalf of the Canadian Radio League. In 1932 the government of R. B. Bennett established the CBC’s predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC). While the CRBC was a state-owned company, the CBC was a Crown corporation on the model of the BBC. Leonard Brockington was the CBC’s first chairman. For the next few decades, the CBC was responsible for all broadcasting innovation in Canada. This was in part because, until 1958, it was not only a broadcaster, but the chief regulator of Canadian broadcasting.
TELEVISION in 1952 foreshadowed an end to the system under which the CBC was at once the regulatory authority and the principal Canadian programmer. Television began under CBC auspices, as the Massey Commission had recommended, but the twin responsibilities of program production and national distribution were so expensive that the government of Louis St-Laurent decided against construction of CBC outlets in every province. CBC-TV could not be self-sufficient, as was BBC-TV in Britain. Once more, private-station licensees were expected to distribute the national programs provided by the CBC. Then along came the CRTC . The CRTC is an independent public authority in charge of regulating and supervising Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications.

Ok now that I sufficiently bored myself and others you see that CTV is not as independent as you think, all main stream media is interwoven at some level, endorsements or lack of can make or break careers. If not for the endorsements by CBC Brent Butt would be basically an unknown.
commented 2018-05-17 00:17:01 -0400
Hyacinth—You want me to go back 56years to Papa Trudeau; thats when Bell (CTV’s owners) was a Telephone Company. You are correct about one thing, as back then CTV and CBC helped each other out. Take a Town like Lethbridge Alberta, there wasn’t enough advertising money to support two media companies, so one company would take over the whole town. The other would take over another small region, and both would save money. They were still separate companies.
This is a stretch from what we were discussing; all I said is Corner Gas (The TV Program ) has nothing to do with CBC.
The following shows that CTV was the 1st PRIVATE MEDIA Company in Canada.

Bell Media
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bell Media Inc.
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Industry Media (Television, Radio, Digital Media)
Predecessor CHUM Limited
Craig Media
Mid-Canada Communications
Telegram Corporation
Access Media Group
Astral Media
Founded 1960 (as Baton Broadcasting)
2001 (as Bell Globemedia)
2007 (as CTVglobemedia)
(as Bell Media)
Headquarters 299 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Area served
Key people
Randy Lennox
President, Bell Media
Stuart Garvie
President, Media Sales and Marketing, Bell Media
Tracey Pearce
President, Distribution and Pay
Stewart Johnston
President, Bell Media Studios and TSN
Number of employees
Parent BCE Inc.
Divisions CTV Inc.
Bell Media Radio
CTVglobemedia, Inc.
CTVglobemedia Logo
Former type
Private/Joint venture
Industry Media (television, radio, newspapers)
Most broadcast assets sold to BCE Inc. under the Bell Media sudsidary
Two radio stations (CHBN-FM and CHST-FM) sold to Rogers Media.
travel + escape sold to Glassbox Television
The Globe and Mail sold to The Globe and Mail Inc.
Successor Bell Media
Founded 1960 (as Baton Broadcasting)
2001 (as Bell Globemedia)
2007 (as CTVglobemedia)
Defunct April 1, 2011
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Ivan Fecan, President and CEO; CEO, CTV
Kevin Crull, COO; president-designate (mid-2011)
Owner The Woodbridge Company (Thomson family) (40%)
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (25%)
Torstar (20%)
BCE Inc. (15%)
Divisions The Globe and Mail, CTV, CHUM Radio (now Bell Media Radio)
Bell Media Inc. (French: Bell Média) is the mass media subsidiary of BCE Inc. (also known as Bell Canada Enterprises, the parent company of the former telephone monopoly Bell Canada). Its operations include television broadcasting and production (including the CTV and CTV Two television networks), radio broadcasting (through Bell Media Radio), digital media (including CraveTV) and Internet properties including

Bell Media is the successor-in-interest to Baton Broadcasting (later CTV Inc.), one of Canada’s first private-sector television broadcasters. The company in its current form was originally established as Bell Globemedia by BCE and the Thomson family in 2001 combining CTV Inc., which Bell had acquired the previous year, and the operations of the Thomsons’ The Globe and Mail. Bell sold the majority of its interest in 2006 (at which point the company was renamed CTVglobemedia), but re-acquired the entire company, excluding the Globe, in 2011.

No mention of CBC here.
commented 2018-05-16 21:00:32 -0400
LOl now that is rich, me a libtard? Best laugh today, thanks.
You refuse to look at what I stated but hey it’s just me right? You seriously believe CTV is totally independent of CBC? Look back in history at Trudeau Sr. era, study it, it is very interwoven, different “brand” names but the people are interchangeable in their careers hopping from one to another and are reliant heavily on endorsements also known as personal recommendations not to mention that now with the promised bailout money the ties will be even closer, but hey you are obviously correct and I am acting like a Liberal because I don’t agree with you.
commented 2018-05-16 19:58:49 -0400
Hyacinth…..You are acting like a Liberal, someone provides proof and you won’t look at it.

CBC and CTV are competitors, just like Ford and GM, they don’t help each other out. It seems that you think CTV is a small Company that needs help, they are a giant Company.
I watched Corner Gas here and there for years on CTV not CBC, and the PROGRAM’S success had nothing to do with CBC . Maybe Butt had interviews with networks like CBC in his life, however the program Corner Gas belonged to CTV. Here it is again:
" He originally developed the storyline for CTV and The Comedy Network."
commented 2018-05-16 18:47:10 -0400
You missed the point entirely but I assumed you would. You seriously think he ever would have gotten where he is in his career without CBC’s endorsement (interviews, stints on CBC radio, etc.)? It is not what you know but who you know.
commented 2018-05-16 16:33:56 -0400
Hyacinth—-Your 3 rd link is CBC doing a special on TV re-boots like Roseanne, and Corner Gas; it doesn’t mean they own them. I think NBC owns Roseanne.
Your 2nd link is simply CBC Radio interviewing Brent Butts regarding the new animated series. Butts is Canadian so they interviewed him.
The 1st link won’t open for me.

I got the following from Wiki leaks : If you still think it is CBC, don’t worry about it. Lots of important stuff to do.
“The series was created by Canadian comedian Brent Butt, who imagined what his life might be like had he remained in a small Saskatchewan town rather than pursuing stand-up comedy. He originally developed the storyline for “CTV” and The Comedy Network."
commented 2018-05-16 10:30:02 -0400
Hyacinth……After searching I see nothing that links Corner Gas to CBC. According to the info I have Brent made the program for CTV.

The series was created by Canadian comedian Brent Butt, who imagined what his life might be like had he remained in a small Saskatchewan town rather than pursuing stand-up comedy. He originally developed the storyline for CTV and The Comedy Net
commented 2018-05-16 10:14:48 -0400
I like the idea, nothing could kill that bastion of propaganda and degeneracy faster than forced “diversity”.
commented 2018-05-16 08:25:43 -0400
Does skill count for nothing?
commented 2018-05-16 06:36:37 -0400
Brent Butt – has done several stand-up performances for CTV, CBC, CBC radio’s Definitely Not the Opera and The Comedy Network in Canada (which airs reruns of Corner Gas), as well as A&E in the United States and SBS in Australia. His prairie-oriented comedy and occasional “folksy” song compositions (such as “Nothing Rhymes with Saskatchewan” and “Hairy Legs”) have entertained audiences across Canada.

In Liberal land it is not what you know but who you know, think he would have ever made it anywhere without CBC’s endorsement originally?
commented 2018-05-16 01:39:56 -0400
Hyacinth….Corner Gas was CTV’s answer to CBC’s " Little Mosque on the Prairie."
I agree with your opinion of Mary Walsh; the CBC threw away millions of our money on that woman.
I believe that her so called funny interview where she attacked Rob Ford in his driveway, led to his death a year later.
commented 2018-05-16 01:12:18 -0400
GOOD, let the lunatics continue to attack those who bent over for them.
commented 2018-05-16 01:01:25 -0400
Corner Gas? That show truly had the art of sucking down pat to begin with, even animation could not possibly save it in any shape or form. Of course CBC had to promote it as viewing par excellence when reality was the complete opposite, that program was right up there with with CBC’s “funny comedian” Mary Walsh. Where do we demand a refund from CBC for all of our wasted tax dollars over the years?
commented 2018-05-16 00:32:00 -0400
Hyacinth….Corner Gas just went animated; however its not the same as real feelings such as the excitement of living in Dog River.
commented 2018-05-15 23:18:22 -0400
Keith and Helen Harvey commented
“All movies should be made using robots, that way they can have them portray anyone of the 89 genders ….”

Tell Hollywood and the vain airheads altogether to take a hike, animation is the answer. Advances in animation are astounding, hire just ordinary people off the street to read the lines for the voices. The vain actors/actresses can go back to their waitress/busboy jobs that they had before “making it big” in Hollywood.
commented 2018-05-15 22:11:37 -0400
All movies should be made using robots, that way they can have them portray anyone of the 89 genders, or whatever number it is now and paint them whatever color they want. They can all be
non-sexual, therefore eliminating any protest to do with sexual bias. And have no political affiliations. So, no race issues, sex issues, nationality issues, religion issues, gender issues, political issues, did I miss anything, I hope not, I want to be inclusive. If they use robots it would save Hollywood. They already have a robot audience, they’re the Left Wing Loonies that think up this kind of ridiculous crap.
commented 2018-05-15 20:18:03 -0400
Montgomery should be played by a bi woman, Eisenhower by a tranny and Churchill by a sassy black woman.
commented 2018-05-15 19:06:44 -0400
I watched the Movie Churchill last night. I would imagine the Feminists would let Churchill be played by a man, however they would insist that Generals Montgomery and Eisenhower be played by women.
Just boycott all movies and make women work to receive a position, instead of a Government mandating it.
commented 2018-05-15 16:07:21 -0400
Feminazis pushing their agenda, they have help from people who claim they are men. (these men may have the equipment, but, they certainly don’t appear to have the balls to call out the ridiculous nature of this inclusion rider)

Marxists are always trying to rewrite history, blur the facts and insert their ideology into every facet of human existence. Tell them to f**k off!