Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Freedom of the Press at the CBC

So it looks like Michael Coren, as well as many other conservatives, are now being blacklisted by the CBC higher ups. In his column in the National Post (quickly becoming my newspaper of choice) Coren describes how he was invited onto CBC News Sunday - hosted by Evan Solomon and Carole MacNeil, made arrangements to attend the taping, and even helped the co-host find a suitable 3rd panelist for the segment. Then at the last minute, he was told not to bother to show up. This decision wasn't made by the hosts, but by unnamed higher ups at the CBC. he goes on to describe how he's heard many stories of conservatives being asked on CBC panels by the shows host, a supposed journalist, only to be told not to bother based on a decision made in a shadowy conference room with their unnamed socialist masters. Kate at SDA has posted that she has had similar experience with the CBC.

These are the very same journalists who complain about 'Freedom of the Press' when it comes to anything the PMO or the Prime Minister does. If they are really worried about freedom of the press then they might want to stand up to their own bosses and demand that they be allowed to choose who they get to have on their segments or shows. We don't even know the names of the people who make these decisions. Our democracy needs a free, independant, and unbiased press. I will settle for two outa three, but no less.

As they say, "Doctor, heal thyself" or maybe, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Take your pick.

h/t nealenews


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the CBC has conservatives of all shapes and sizes on different programs everyday. If you tune into "Politics" with Don Newman at 3pm (est) daily you will see for yourself.

12:29 PM  
Blogger "Expert" Tom said...

They have conservatives that won't rock the boat too much and won't upset their regular audience too much. They pick conservatives who 'get' along with them, not ones who might disagree with them. Read the article for all the details about 'getting along'

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right after the Lumber deal by Harper it was Bill Graham while on CTV Question Period that compared Harper and Bush to Nevill Chamberlin and Adolf Hitler with "Peace in our time" paper agreement with the usa.

Very little was said and CVT's host let that one slip by.

I'm convinced that the Media actually believes the Liberal will win the next election so they want to keep in good standing by keeping up the Bush/Christian/pro-life bashing even if there is no evidence during the reporting.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don Newman is a conservative?!?!? I gotta get my head checked... considering his coverage of the CPC convention in Montreal, I'd say he is a blue Liberal if anything.

But, anyhow... secret meetings in boardrooms... shadowy figures making judgements that control the media...


10:30 PM  
Blogger "Expert" Tom said...

I do what I can to keep the hysteria alive and well.

2:41 PM  

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