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 2015-10-09 13:57:09 -0400
Tim,

Sorry, but conservatives are not known for their humor.
commented 2015-10-09 13:55:36 -0400
Peter Babich said, “Timmy da silva, maybe you could give me Jimmys address”

If you get it, drop by my place and pick me up on your way over to Jimmy’s place.
commented 2015-10-09 13:52:51 -0400
Paul Belanger said to JImmy Da Moron, “Jimmy Da Silva you need a kick in the fucking balls.”

I’ll do it, I’ll do it! Pick me!

(Now, where are my steel toed boots!)
commented 2015-10-09 13:38:58 -0400
Timmy da silva, maybe you could give me Jimmys address
commented 2015-10-09 13:38:34 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva, you are one ignorant fool, this was not humor, would you say the same if she came out and said not to vote for the liberals or NDP, you would be frothing at the mouth calling her a Nazi for siding with Harper. This is about the CBC using tax dollars to tell their viewers who to vote for, that is against CBC’s own mandate and also against Elections Canada’s mandate. If this is not stopped then where would you draw the line on elections in Canada, foreign funding, foreign governments getting involved, this is also about possible election laws being broken, something the socialists do very frequently, remember Wynne. There is no way you are a Canadian, no matter what political background you come from all Canadians should be upset that a state broadcaster is telling their viewers who to vote for, but then again this is typical socialist/communist behavior.
commented 2015-10-09 13:36:43 -0400
“First of all – she is not a journalist. She is a comedian.”
Surely you jest. to Call Marge a comedian is to call Attila a humanist.
commented 2015-10-09 13:31:03 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva you need a kick in the fucking balls. We conservatives have all the humour in the world and we’ll be laughing our asses off when the conservatives win a majority and they cut the funding to that fat pigs employer the CBC.
commented 2015-10-09 13:24:38 -0400
First of all – she is not a journalist. She is a comedian.

Second of all – this is an entertainment program. Not news.

Lastly – As a comedian, she is not obligated to please everyone – especially uptight conservative fucks, who have no sense of humour and don’t understand political satire. Is it impossible for you to laugh at yourselves.
commented 2015-10-09 13:20:17 -0400
I can’t bear even one second of the CBC.
Life is too short .I will not allow their self-righteous smirking faces into my home .
They do not disguise their hatred of Prime Minister Harper. What they choose to say and show to Canadians comes straight from Saul Alinsky’s" Rules for Radicals "
Not one person in that corporation is patriotic or cares about our economic success and viability. No free discourse. Boring and repulsive.
commented 2015-10-09 13:14:29 -0400
You conservatives need to get a fucking sense of humor and understand political satire. Now I am not even going to say that she was all that funny, but politicians are fair game.
commented 2015-10-09 13:06:18 -0400
CBC bites the hand that feeds it. Mary Walsh attacks my choice as PM while I’m paying her fat ass.
commented 2015-10-09 12:45:33 -0400
I can’t figure you out, Dean. By pissing and moaning and officially complaining about things like this, you give legitimacy to petty grievances, and to the useless bureaucracies and processes that deal with them – which we all know are shams.

Pass it around by all means, invite comments, hold it up as yet another example of CBC’s blatant subjectivity, or better yet, produce a counter-shot that denigrates Tinker Bell Trudeau and Tommy Tantrum…but jeeez, stop your whining.
commented 2015-10-09 12:39:46 -0400
My brother Jimmy likes to dress up as Marg as he trolls the comment section. Our poor mother.
commented 2015-10-09 12:35:16 -0400
Unbelievable bias from a federally funded Canadian network. The CBC doesn’t even hide its slant any more and it’s a disgrace to all conservative taxpayers whose hard-earned dollars keep the network alive. Time to axe all funding and see how well the CBC does on its own. I predict a Titanic-like demise in less than 6 months.
commented 2015-10-09 12:20:00 -0400
She’s just mad cause healthcare won’t pay for her plastic surgery or liposuction
commented 2015-10-09 12:12:49 -0400
Filed the following complaint with the CBC Ombudsman today, incorporating some of the previous comments by ATOKENCONSERVATIVE and DREW WAKARIUK’s observation about Hilteler’s activities as a National Socialist:
I don’t expect much to come of my complaint, but I am writing this, nonetheless, because this must be said. The CBC continues to lower the bar with its blatant biased ‘reporting’ and this skit by Mary Walsh, comparing Prime Minister Steven Harper to Hitler, that was shown on the CBC drags the CBC even deeper into the gutter of disgusting ‘journalism’. This would be highly inappropriate even if it were shown by a privately-funded broadcaster, but even more disgusting that I as a taxpayer am forced to support such reprehensible trash! This coming from a network that is supposed to be unbiased and non-participant, paid for by the same taxpayers that vote for the guy the deranged network is in-your-face calling for replacement. Hmm, Hitler took away the guns from the citizens, he pushed secularization on Germany, he hated Jews for hard work and success, he controlled the media, and created a nanny state. Sounds a lot more like the left-wing politicians’ and CBC dreams than Harpers. With her petulant rant, Mary Walsh is railing against what she and the ‘progressive’ CBC clearly represent today. Talk about insanity! All I ask for is being spared from funding such left-wing trash! But the CBC has a lifeline in leftist NDP Tom Mulcair who has promised to restore the CBC’s funding cuts if elected, which of course will encourage the CBC to even more to pander for the election of its left-wing friends.
commented 2015-10-09 12:06:34 -0400
I’ve suggested this before and it should be an election issue…

~ SHUT CBC DOWN & FIRE ALL EMPLOYEES WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!
(1st year the billion that normally would go to cbc would be to pay severance)

~ LEASE THE NETWORK OUT IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO HIGHEST BIDDERS
(20-30 YR LEASE)
(A national network with everything a start-up might want,
(ie: property, equipment, etc.)

2nd year in, instead of paying a billion…
WERE MAKING A BILLION!

How hard would it be?
commented 2015-10-09 11:55:45 -0400
Wow. Pot meet kettle. I cannot forget how this woman walked, with a CBC camera crew, down the driveway of Rob Ford’s home to ambush him. I was shocked at the lack of respect shown by the CBC and this journalist. There seem to be no boundaries she will not disrespect. She shows a total disrespect for the sanctity of a person’s home. She should have been charged with trespass.
commented 2015-10-09 11:41:47 -0400
The CBC seems to figure they can do and/or say anything they want.

Regardless of how the Harper Derangement Syndrome has affected the very weak minded leftists, there is no place for such defamatory language and implications of anyone, let alone the sitting Prime Minister.

There must be a limit to the seething hatred for Harper that the left daily expresses even if just for the sake of some decorum, even if it is expressed under the thinly veiled guise of humor, a sick and deranged humor.
commented 2015-10-09 11:37:17 -0400
Now that MSM is using Rebel headlines as reference material, perhaps Harper will transfer CBCs funding to The Rebel when he wins another majority Oct. 19,2015
commented 2015-10-09 11:03:41 -0400
Get rid of this ignorant propaganda machine, who continually mocks what Canadians stand for, and who continue to cross the line, while smearing the best PM Canada has ever had, due to their mental incapacity to understand reality. Cut them off from further contributions. Let them make it on their own. I think they will sink to the bottom faster than you can call them liars!