October 09, 2015

My complaint to CBC Ombudsman about Mary Walsh equating Harper to Hitler

Dean SkoreykoRebel Blogger

Here's the complaint I filed today with the CBC Ombudsman:

While I can appreciate that the CBC considers it within its mandate to report on events relating to the current federal election that are light-hearted or entertaining, I believe the CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador crossed a severe line of good taste and objectivity when it chose to embed a video of “Marg Delahunty” (Mary Walsh) in a October 7, 2015 story on the comedian’s election antics (“’Save’ Stephen Harper, Marg Delahunty says in protest video”).

In the embedded video, Walsh calls Stephen Harper by a variety of names including “Stasi Steve” and “Herr Harper” intended to make allusions between the Conservative leader and communist or Nazi regimes.

These are very serious, ugly, and possibly slanderous slurs to be levelled against any politician and I believe the CBC should not have given forum to them, particularly without any sort of comment in the accompanying article.

Mary Walsh should be barred from appearing on the CBC until such time as a review is completed on how the producers and CBC management will ensure Mary Walsh and others appearing on CBC never use these types of slurs again to personally attack and if she is reinstated, be forced to issue an apology.

(PS:The CBC Ombudsman and I have corresponded before...)

 

 

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commented 2015-10-10 10:32:23 -0400
Ezra’s parody of marg on the source was pretty funny!
I was forced to watch a video called poor no more in class last week basically blaming poverty on big business and conservatives. It was narrated by mary marg walsh. Pretty hard to take any of it seriously given the professional history of mis marg dela who gives a fuck irrellivant anyways.
commented 2015-10-10 02:20:44 -0400
I can just imagine Jimmy Da Silva and Mary Walsh soiling themselves if they were on a plane with Omar Khadr or if he was at a liberal event with qa shiny new backpack LMAO. If i ever see Walsh getting attacked by a sharia patrol i wil have no sympathy
commented 2015-10-10 02:16:36 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva sad left wing cowards like you would watch a Muslim man beat his burka clad wife and do nothing. You would probably even complain if a REAL MAN did something in such a case.
commented 2015-10-10 02:15:07 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva the small 10 or 15 terrorists would have killed far more than the hundreds of murderers that happened in Canada in 2013. Per capita they are far more of a threat.
commented 2015-10-09 23:50:05 -0400
Glen, I think it was either the (seemingly imho) paranoia, or the men in black or maybe your keyboard.
Either way, I’m off to…
hmmm, really not quite sure yet but I’m off.
Nite all…
commented 2015-10-09 23:42:06 -0400
Zee..that bit about your ex…..so sorry….really…I relate to that….and knowing that I would never kick you when you are down…so then…..what is it we are contending about?
commented 2015-10-09 23:38:18 -0400
Glenn…
Huh, so IT WAS the men in black, too cool…
Come there?
Uhhmmm, NO THANKS!
But I am glad all worked out for you at mental health and all,
but did you think to…
GO BUY ANOTHER KEYBOARD?

Oh, and as far as “a permanent state of legally imposed poverty……:-)”
Sorry, my ex already beat you bro, and it was " :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( "

lol…
(not really)
commented 2015-10-09 23:14:20 -0400
Zee….come here….type on my computer….see what I am on about….

Anyway…I have beenchecked out by mental health authorities…..at the behest of my government employers….and …having experience in the political conflict of North Ireland….found me to be nothing out of the ordinary….this is all officially documented…..so if you think you have a case to make there….bring it on…..but if you do…..make no mistake…..I will retaliate in a way that will leave you in a permanent state of legally imposed poverty……:-)
commented 2015-10-09 23:06:43 -0400
Are the men in black trying to control you again Glen?
THE BASTARDS!
LOL

I had a friend a while back and he thought EVERYTHING AROUND HIM WAS BUGGED OR HAD A CAMERA WATCHING OR LISTENING TO HIM
All his phones, his hats, jackets, lap top, ceiling fan, TV, fridge, stove…
EVERYTHING!

He thought every bar or restaurant around had his picture at the cash register, marked
DIDDLER” & “CHILD MOLESTER
It really made me wonder about his extreme paranoia, I really don’t believe he was or is a pedophile but his paranoia was unhealthy.
LOL, of course drinking 24 beers a day did not help…

I told him to SERIOUSLY SEEK HELP!

I believe YOU SHOULD AS WELL

BTW, you can call me Zee.
commented 2015-10-09 22:56:50 -0400
Same old, same old…….CBC played with Stockwell Day a time ago on a phony referendum to change his name to Doris, the charade used Rick Mercer , at the time with Salter Street films, and paid for by the Liberal party …it was a new low in denigrating a good person using tax money

I refused to watch Mercer for years but now enjoy his mirth, that said, at the time he was a political tool.
commented 2015-10-09 22:34:08 -0400
Fuck off and get real Mr Glassperson….just try to type and get posted a message on MY keyboard…afrer the history I have had,,,,of stating things that others have no way of responding to….and we will see who is…“paranoid”…..if people ARE…actually out to get you…..then a clinical diagnosis of “paranoia” ceases to be valid….

Now then shit maggot troll….prove otherwise.
commented 2015-10-09 22:26:39 -0400
Nobody watches that lame bunch of leftist so-called comedians anyway but yeah, the CBC needs to go…
commented 2015-10-09 22:20:59 -0400
Paranoid much Glenn?
commented 2015-10-09 21:36:00 -0400
It has arrived at a point….and I have tested this….I can no longer post on this site…..that which I type…..Those who have taken such control obsessive measures…FUCK OFF AND GET REAL!!!!
commented 2015-10-09 21:30:21 -0400
@jimmy-dope-silva – it’s just the role I am playing. Don’t take it personally jimmy-dope-silva you fucking asshole!!!!!
commented 2015-10-09 21:28:56 -0400
Everyone,

jimmy-dope-silva is just another communist pig and compulsive liar with his own “pre-written” narrative handed to him by some other source/political party.

Ignore this stupid communist fuck jimmy-dope-silva – he’s just an annoying turd and doesn’t deserve any further attention.
commented 2015-10-09 21:15:30 -0400
Paul,

You said it yourself – Mary Walsh is playing a character. It’s irrelevant if YOU find it funny or not. Someone else may find it hilarious and thus she achieved her goal. Please – anything negative about Harper is going to be viewed by people here as agenda driven.

When it comes to entertainment programming – comedy shows should be free to do whatever they want that they deem to be funny and hopefully the audience agrees.

I have seen both Rick Mercer and 22 Minutes make fun of Trudeau and Mulcair, so really this is about conservatives here that think Harper is above being made fun of. That is really the bottom line. Even if this was the most hilarious thing ever – you would all be complaining about it.

For fuck sake – he is the Prime Minister. He should be made fun of constantly. Conservative or Liberal. It goes with the territory.

Besides, no one watches CBC as you have all said over and over again, so no one even saw this except people who have nothing better to do than to complain.
commented 2015-10-09 20:57:58 -0400
Jimmy….I…and others knew it all along …..nothing else could possibly explain your motivation……..:-)
commented 2015-10-09 20:27:47 -0400
Paul Bell…and others…I share your sense of betrayal…..regardless of who wins this election…..privatize the CBC.
commented 2015-10-09 20:13:54 -0400
Sell the CBC now, Mary walsh is NOT, and never has been funny
commented 2015-10-09 20:11:45 -0400
The only issue here is whether or not Canadian tax dollars should be spent to fund the biased, tired sarcasm that has become the hallmark of the CBC. Their original mandate was to present a Canadian identity amidst the growing influence of American telecommunications, not to oppose or support political parties in Canada. I support Harper but if this was truly satirical or funny I’d have no problem with it. It is not funny and it is agenda driven, not satirical. The character that Walsh portrayes used to pull mock ambushes on MPs on Parliament Hill. They typically had some warning and were approached at their place of work. Walsh and the CBC ambushed then Toronto mayor Rob Ford at his home, without warning, and now they are comparing Harper to Hitler. It is “time for real change”, let’s start by defunding the Corpse (CBC).
commented 2015-10-09 19:39:51 -0400
Richard Neufeld…..just like any other support group….we have like you wallowed in the addiction…we see the error of our ways….and we are here for others who need support in weening off….that is not meant to be in any way patronizing nor condescending …..we know how seductive the PIMPS, PERVEYORS, and PROSTYLITISERS ….of the leftard persuasion are….your support group is here to help you……:_)
commented 2015-10-09 18:45:41 -0400
After watching the high school quality of journalism on CBC, Global and CTV through the first month of this campaign I disconnected by Cable. Broadcasters only have to look inward to find out why so many people are tuning them out.
So far, I have not missed anything, though my son does miss the Disney Channel!
commented 2015-10-09 18:36:06 -0400
That must be why Vlad has resorted to making up new ones
commented 2015-10-09 18:33:10 -0400
There are not enough derogatory words in all languages in the universe to describe the filthy leftist swine.
commented 2015-10-09 18:32:31 -0400
I have previously complained about the overbearing speelcheck/syntaxcheck/grammerchecl/politicalcorrectnescheck software that rides me and others like a monkey on our backs……but brothers this may prove to be a blessing in disguise…..it is now impossible to prove that what ends up being posted is indeed what the author originally typed…..that could save your bacon in court…………:-)
commented 2015-10-09 18:11:22 -0400
Oh and BTW Jimmy……it is all very well to accuse another of being a “homophobe”……but I will be believe that you are not one of the libtards who fling that accusation….who when challenged to prove you are not a homophobe by kissing my ass or sucking my dick…..would find some excuse not to stand and deliver…….:-)
commented 2015-10-09 17:53:26 -0400
Jimmy is psychotic. Seriously. To come to a sight that he claims to hate, and write posts all day every day is nothing short of a psychotic obsession! He doesn’t learn anything, he just harasses others. You know what I think? I think those 10’s of thousands of email complaints against SUN NEWS, were ALL Jimmy!! All of them. He just sat there all day writing out complaints under different names.
commented 2015-10-09 17:42:34 -0400
Peter Netterville you can not kick duh Silva in the Balls – he does NOT have any. He is just a POS and balless.
commented 2015-10-09 17:41:29 -0400
Jimmy,Your stature isn’t the measure of a man. Your integrity is, which you have none