CBC cuts more about muzzling opposition to Conservative policy

CBC cuts more about muzzling opposition to Conservative policy
Posted on April 11, 2014 | Edward Farnworth | Written on April 11, 2014
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

The recently announced cuts to the CBC are just another attempt by the current government to muzzle anyone questioning their policies.

It was only a matter of time until the government got around to taking aim at the CBC. Yes it is being explained as a “belt tightening” exercise, and a good time to rethink what the CBC should be providing to its followers in the future. And, of course it helps us to get to a financial surplus in the next federal budget.

But, I can’t help feeling this is really payback time. How many interviews have we witnessed where government spokesperson – be they ministers, well rehearsed MPs, their well trained smoke screen artists, or members of the caucus attack dog troop – get pinned down by local and national CBC reporters?

You can almost read the minds of the politicians who have had to endure probing, embarrassing, uncomfortable interviews. “Glad that’s over. Can’t wait for the CBC budget to come up for debate.”

So, what happens the next time the government wants to get its message out, and no press show up?

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Edward (Ted) Farnworth is a retired scientist who worked for the federal department of Agriculture. He enjoys writing, has a website Medicinal Food News that helps consumers understand the ever changing field of food... More

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Allan Johnson

Keep them at bay....This is our National Carrier and should transcend partisan politics!

Neil Mason

Ever notice, when the right questions the left about issues it is considered hatred? Yet, when the left questions the right it is considered an act of nobility - the left always the victims yet heroes at the same time. Truth is, the CBC is the most biased and hateful company in Canada. It is the culmination of several years of Liberal rule that is designed to spread Communist propaganda. It is about time some shut down these arrogant stooges. Too many useless fruitcakes being paid huge sums of money for broadcasts that nobody watches. I can't wait till Harper starts cutting heads!

I think its clear from your response Neil who the fruitcake is...