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Stephen Frank





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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Privatize the CBC facebook group! Reply with quote

http://www.facebook.com/privatizecbc

We used to have a group, but since facebook started to faze out groups, it was about time to move it over to a fan page.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have their been any reports on this?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the CBC lives or dies by the NHL contract which is up for renewal fairly soon;

If TSN gets their hands on it then the CBC loses the most important platform it had to push its own programing during commercials.

The CBC without the NHL becomes something most Canadians will largely forget about in a few years, and that will be the time to simply phase it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

“The availability of "easy cash" combined with the lack of
market discipline allows the CBC pay higher than market-value
Salaries for its staff. For example, a producer at CTV is paid
$62,000 per annum while the same position at the CBC pays
$81,000. A broadcast technician at CTV can expect an annual
salary of $48,000. That same position at the CBC offers $79,000
to the successful job applicant…
“…The CBC is no longer the only Canadian network offering….
Canadian programming. In today’s world of proliferating cable stations, there is no shortage of Canadian content….It is evident that Canadian networks are more than willing and able to provide that programming…The more than $1 billion in government funding the CBC receives annually is a misuse of tax dollars since virtually every service it provides can be, or is being, provided by private broadcasters in Canada. What's more, this subsidy gives the CBC an unfair advantage over other broadcasters who must compete with it for advertising revenue…
“…We submit that the CBC inequitably represents the views
of all of its shareholders, that is to say, Canadian taxpayers. The
CBC is consistently criticized by conservatives for depicting the
world in left-of-centre terms. The difference is that the CBC belongs to, and is
funded by, all Canadians and is therefore under a special
obligation to adhere to a strict standard of neutrality in its news
presentation and reporting…
“…we believe that the CBC can survive without a yearly
infusion of unearned income. It will merely have to learn to
cope with this new set of circumstances through responsible
business practices and self-control – just as most hard working
Canadians live every day of their lives. The fiscal reality for the
CBC should be no different. “

David Krayden, Canadian Centre for Policy Studies
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

“Even a cursory comparison of CBC news with that of its competitors revealed the superior journalism of the private networks….
…The CBC’s legendary inability to meet the most elementary tests of good management, and its soft left, anti business, Toronto-centric politically correct culture assumptions created significant problems for the Corporation…
…Where French Canada makes up less than 25 percent of the real Canada , at the CBC it receives 40 percent of the money granted b y the government…
…The second practice was to establish a panel to review the coverage and comment on its overall fairness…The panel agreed…some of the views expressed on social values…opinions on issues like abortion, gay marriage and the place of the church in society…the coverage was worse than biased…Canadians…who were opposed to abortion or gay marriage were treated by the CBC as uninformed hicks. They were lampooned as bible-thumping, born again Rapture-o-philes who, like their equally unsophisticated cousins in the Republic party of the United States, believe extraordinary things…They felt is was anti-family, anti-religion, anti-American, anti-military, anti-capitalist, anti-Israel and anti-anything worth while in the fabric of Canadian society.”


“The Tower of Babble”, Richard Stursberg, Ex-Head of English Services for CBC ( 2012)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ELIMINATING THE REDUNDANT STATE BROADCASTER

If Canada had elected a legitimate, small-c fiscal conservative Prime Minister, and a Heritage minister who didn’t consistently succumb to the far left, they would eradicate the state broadcaster.

The $1.16 billion annual bailout by taxpayers is an embarrassment and humiliation, since in reality, the anti-business, politically correct State Broadcaster with its far left agenda, is nothing less than the press agent for the extremist NDP, and the Big Union Bosses.

Why is a so called “conservative” PM willing to fund our State Broadcaster, one of the highest government funded state broadcaster per capital in the world, especially when there is absolutely no need for it to exist when we have a $30 billion deficit and a $580 billion debt?

Now that Canada has numerous television and radio networks, satellite networks, and the internet broadcasting Canadian content, there is no longer any necessity for a state broadcaster; especially one scripted by left-wing affirmative action bimbos/minorities, and watched to mostly by the far-left, but paid for my people who actually work for a living and pay taxes.

One of the numerous rationales for the exceptionally low quality of the state broadcaster’s regularly error overflowing “news” is its policy of sacrificing excellence in order to promote its moronic left-wing NDP/CBC shared values propagandist agenda, plus its perceptible quota system of hiring recent immigrants even with their habitually sub- substandard journalistic credentials. The State Broadcaster’s far left, extraordinarily over-paid bureaucrats consistently produce “factoids”—rhetoric pretending to be facts but, in reality, is merely Orwellian spin reprinted from the NDP’s talking points. These Cro-Magnon bureaucrats employed by the state’s broadcaster consistently delude the public, some times by intent and other times because they hire these semi-qualified, affirmative action government journalists.

As opposed to producing quality, informative, balanced, unbiased journalism, the Canadian tax payers are over paying for the ratings-challenged State Broadcaster, which is well know as nothing less than an anti-Conservative echo chamber for the NDP, has immense creditability gap, is guilty of oversimplification and “dumping down” news, neglects to distinguish between opinion and comments, prefers form over content, marginalizes non-leftists, uncompromisingly encourages anti-Americanism, and has no public trust with anyone not on the radical left!

If Harper was a genuine small-c conservative, with the political will of a conservative, he would immediately eradicate this national embarrassment, that is so left-wing that the middle of the road is a different time zone, to a private pay for view station that wouldn't be a black-eye on the journalism profession, sell the complete far-left bias Khadr hugging State Broadcaster, or simply shut down, by de-funding this radical left bimbo/minority ran degradation to humanity.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seriously have to wonder what it is that CBC TV actually brings to the table for Canadians anymore. We've got several Canadian all sports channels, we've got several Canadian all-news channels. We've got several Canadian documentary and independent film channels. What is it about the CBC mandate that's not already being served as well if not better by someone else?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsenka wrote:
I seriously have to wonder what it is that CBC TV actually brings to the table for Canadians anymore. We've got several Canadian all sports channels, we've got several Canadian all-news channels. We've got several Canadian documentary and independent film channels. What is it about the CBC mandate that's not already being served as well if not better by someone else?


The only worry I have about privatizing the CBC is how smaller areas will be effected. In Newfoundland and Labrador we only have one private broadcaster that has both radio and TV, and the quality of the news on CBC is much better because they have the money to have journalists throughout the province. I don't know what would happen in the territories for instance due to their small populations. People need local news and there are some markets in Canada that likely aren't big enough for a private company to be able to provide effective news while making money.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progressive Tory wrote:
The only worry I have about privatizing the CBC is how smaller areas will be effected. In Newfoundland and Labrador we only have one private broadcaster that has both radio and TV, and the quality of the news on CBC is much better because they have the money to have journalists throughout the province. I don't know what would happen in the territories for instance due to their small populations. People need local news and there are some markets in Canada that likely aren't big enough for a private company to be able to provide effective news while making money.


That's one place where a state broadcaster might still be relevant. Perhaps if they scaled back the entire operation substantially so that they were ONLY operating in remote markets without much of a private presence.
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