November 19, 2015

Is @CBCOttawa being run by a teenage Trudeau fan? Another reason to sell the CBC

Brian LilleyArchive

Is the @CBCOttawa account being run by a teenage girl?

It was hard not to wonder after @CBCOttawa tweeted out that having Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama together at the APEC summit might "break the internet":

When I (and others) took to Twitter to criticize this frivolous tweet, some rushed to CBC's defense, saying the state broadcaster was just having fun.

The thing is: When the CBC "has fun," they're doing it thanks to over a billion dollars a year of our money.

For that, I'd expect serious, responsible news coverage, not something a tween would write about a boy band.

Now more than ever, it really is time to sell the CBC.

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commented 2015-11-21 11:33:19 -0500
(Sigh). Really Michael, citing the ranking of an 80 year old, perpetually taxpayer-funded, all-pervasive federally mandated multi-platform media entity vs. a crowd funded net site less than year old proves nothing. No doubt CBC “ranks” higher — given its history and given its message is tailored to, and primarily reflective of, that comparatively tiny geographical area of the country with the greatest proportion of the population would you expect it to be otherwise? This has nothing to do with how popular the CBC is vis a vis The Rebel; my point was not a comparative, my personal conclusions about the CBC were reached long before Ezra, The Rebel, Sun Media (or the usual list of suspects the left drag out as offending culprits) ever came on the scene. You jump to the same conclusion most on the left make when confronted on this site with an opinion to the right of yours, that somehow this site influences, rather than reflects, the views of those making the comment.
So my curiosity stands — based on my life experiences, and based on people I know and talk to who likewise have tuned out the CBC altogether, it would be interesting to know where, and to what degree, the CBC message continues to resonate.
commented 2015-11-21 04:36:18 -0500

Well The CBC ranks 16 in terms of popularity in Canada and The Rebel ranks 462.

So ya, CBC is getting a ton of Canadian viewers from across the country.
commented 2015-11-20 19:58:19 -0500
I’d be genuinely curious to know how often anyone even watches the CBC outside of the GTA / Ottawa, or areas where the poor buggers don’t have any choice? Except for Remembrance Day and Hockey Night in Canada I had pretty well decided the CBC was a waste of time during Chretien’s era, and now that both hockey and Remembrance Day are covered more than adequately elsewhere I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve listened to Monotone Mansbridge or his At Issue cyborgs for over six years. (Are the cyborgs still on?)
commented 2015-11-20 12:31:03 -0500
I think it’s that old Liberal groupie, Peter Mansbridge who is manning @cbcottawa!
commented 2015-11-20 09:32:16 -0500
Unfortunately Canadians elected their high school boyfriend. Hopefully it doesn’t all end in tears.
commented 2015-11-20 08:35:46 -0500

Um, I think you missed the point. He wasn’t kissing Trudeau’s ass here, which is what conservatives here say is all that the CBC does. He acknowledged that the honeymoon period is over and Trudeau needs to deliver.
commented 2015-11-20 03:26:52 -0500
MICHAEL MANN commented 5 hours ago
Here you go conservatives:

Rick Mercer on Trudeau – the honeymoon is over.

How does a hack like Mercer have credibility in this matter? Mercer is a hand picked CBC fraud that will work for this “welfare company” until he turns 100 with no regard to ratings nor viewership. Mercer is another shining example of force fed socialist crap disguised as “laugh track humor” at the expense of billions of taxpayer dollars – every year.

Drop dead Mercer.
commented 2015-11-19 18:22:59 -0500
@mp What could a billion dollars be used for Maybe to fix up 24 Sussex or a new 2 million dollar gun registry lol.
commented 2015-11-19 17:27:45 -0500

It might be a growing trend among conservatives here, but the CBC has a pretty strong level of support from Canadians overall.

If nothing happened with Harper as Prime Minister for 10 years, you can be sure that the CBC will be safe for sure as long as Trudeau is Prime Minister. Even if Trudeau loses in the next election, promising to defund the CBC would be political suicide for the next Conservative leader.
commented 2015-11-19 17:20:37 -0500

Oh I understand what you naïvely hope to accomplish with these sell the CBC campaigns. I was just trying to help you face reality.

Knock yourself out trying to bring the CBC to their knees.
commented 2015-11-19 15:24:13 -0500
Selling the Communist Brainwashing Cabal could be a long road, however;
Q. How do you eat an elephant?
A. One bite at a time.
commented 2015-11-19 15:20:19 -0500
What could that $1B+ in funding be used for instead…?
commented 2015-11-19 15:08:49 -0500
You think the CBC is bad now? Wait until Justins new Muslim friends start to slither their way in, to control this left wing propaganda machine.
commented 2015-11-19 15:04:01 -0500
Micheal, I am aware that there is almost a 50/50 split, but Brian Lilley did mentioned awhile ago that the trend is slowly moving towards people who want to see the CBC sold. Once again, wishful thinking here, if there is any common sense in government or the CBC, that growing trend should be a red flag. After the election, there were people on the NDP side that who were also not too happy with the CBC either. I will admit that I still watch HNIC, but we all know those days are numbered and Rogers will take control of that completely. It would be no different like ESPN taken over Monday Nite Football from ABC, but those two networks are owned by the same corporation.
commented 2015-11-19 15:00:47 -0500
Deborah Graupner I think we’ve hit one out of the park.
commented 2015-11-19 15:00:07 -0500
Michael, I am sorry you do not understand. Since there is no other way I care to try to explain it, then I guess you will have to continue on in your incomprehension.
commented 2015-11-19 14:49:55 -0500
I am just trying to understand who you think is going to listen to you or force the CBC to sell. How to do you expect to win the fight? Even The Rebel’s own poll had more CBC supporters.

How are you going to force the CBC to sell?
commented 2015-11-19 14:34:47 -0500
Peter N, I totally agree, We should never give up the fight.
commented 2015-11-19 14:34:18 -0500
Michael, I think Mancave said it best. Read his comment if you have not already.
commented 2015-11-19 14:32:55 -0500

Now that is a more reasonable expectation over Peter’s view. Having said that, you also have much of the public that love and support the CBC. So The Rebel is probably not going to change anyone’s mind, beyond people who are already on the fence when it comes to the CBC.
commented 2015-11-19 14:30:16 -0500

No, I am just talking about this specifically. Sure do all the polls and campaigns and petitions you want about, but you would have to be incredibly naïve or just plain stupid to actually think that it will have any kind of impact, especially when you consider that Harper did nothing.
commented 2015-11-19 14:20:24 -0500
CBC elected T2 to run the country. You must do what the CBC tells you. Sit down, shut up, and enjoy the idiot show!
commented 2015-11-19 14:17:02 -0500
Micheal Mann, as much as I would like to see the CBC disappear, I agree the CBC is not going any where any time soon. The only thing I hope that can come out of this petition is that the CBC is scrutinized more and they are held accountable for their actions. Call it wishful thinking, but maybe the more backlash they get from the public the more they have to review their practices. We do live in a democracy and we do need to call out any public institutions once and awhile if they are becoming irrelevant or if they are not fiscally responsible.
commented 2015-11-19 14:08:33 -0500
Michael said, “The Rebel could have a million people sign a petition to sell the CBC, it will still have ZERO impact.”

So therefore the logical conclusion is that any petition that may have no impact whatsoever should never be created.
So therefore the logical conclusion is that if it seems an impossible task just give up, don’t bother trying.

Is that your personal philosophy, Michael?
commented 2015-11-19 13:32:36 -0500
If Harper was unwilling to do away with the CBC, what makes you think your calls for the CBC to be sold will have any impact now?

The Rebel could have a million people sign a petition to sell the CBC, it will still have ZERO impact.
commented 2015-11-19 13:06:56 -0500
Edward Jobin – “CBC Pravda” – that is a perfect name for the rebranding of our state broadcaster.
commented 2015-11-19 13:04:00 -0500
Steve, I call it the Communist Broadcasting Corp.
commented 2015-11-19 12:44:41 -0500
In my mind I have been renaming the CBC Pravda.