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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Bringing a Right-Wing View to the CBC Reply with quote

Kevin O’Leary to Bring a Right-Wing View to the CBC

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This post is the result of a recent conversation I had with Kevin O’Leary about why he decided to leave BNN and what his plans are on the new business show with Amanda Lang. As he says below, after Lang decided to leave BNN to go to the CBC, O’Leary had no intention of joining.

But all of that changed after a breakfast meeting he had with Richard Stursberg. This is how O’Leary described the meeting and what convinced him to join the CBC.

When Amanda made her move to the CBC, she called me the night before and said ‘I’m going to move,’ and I said ‘Good luck to you.’ We’d worked together for six years and had a fantastic relationship because, you know, she views the world from, well, you’ve got to remember she’s Otto Lang’s daughter – a famous liberal.

I think the balance is to bring somebody that can bring her back to the side of light, which is the right. She needs me badly to help her with that. Because left alone she’d be dangerous to Canadians watching. So I felt the responsibility of the nation on me, to keep her in check, shall we say. So that was one compelling reason.

But I was concerned we wouldn’t be allowed – in the context of the CBC’s overall, what I call, left-wing agenda – to be what I am, which is a right-wing voice of reason. Richard [Stursberg] made it clear to me that that was not the case, I signed on that morning.

I went to that breakfast with no intention of going to the CBC.

I could see he was about to make material change. There’s no question. Because prior to that I had no intention of moving over. To me the CBC was not an unbiased view, it tended to have a way too left-wing taint to it in my view. I always looked to the CBC to give me the left side of the story not the centrist. And after meeting with Richard it was clear to me that he was going to change all that.

He wanted both views, he didn’t care if there was a conflict in it, he just wanted them both. And I was going to the part of what I call the right wing voice of reason. Now I’m very happy to take that position, I personally think of myself as slightly right of Attila the Hun, and I think we need a lot more Kevin O’Leary’s at the CBC to balance off what traditionally has been a way too complacent view of the world.

Even though CBC is steeped in history and has been extremely successful in the areas of news making and documentary reporting, it still has a responsibility in my view to report both sides of the story, from the left, from the right, so that the individual that watches the content can make up their own mind…

I think we have too much government, we’re over-taxed, we have to change that. We have to look at the role of the individual in this country. We don’t need public medecine. We need a private opportunity as well. We need less of everything the government brings to the table. And we don’t tell that story on the CBC and I’m going to start telling it now.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather amusing to read the comments sections. After all, the CBC isn't biased, they just don't publish the "extreme" right wing... :lol:

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And while we are it, the G&M too. Their coverage of the US election was scandalous - in a nutshell, Obama was God and Palin trailer trash.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most Canadian not on the far left have been demanding that our liberal Prime Minister sell this useless organization rather than increase its budget each year, thereby wasting more tax dollars. If the PM and Comrade James Moore eliminated this irrelevant national embarrassment Canadians would see $1.2 billion of otherwise squandered tax dollars materialize in their personal bank accounts annually.

If Canada had a legitimate, small-c fiscal conservative Prime Minister and/or Heritage Minister, they would eradicate the complete far-left bias CBC TV and its equally pathetically hopeless radio network. The left leaning Heritage Minister must not, under any circumstance, cave-in to the begging, whining socialists at the extraneous CBC by providing them with their so-called “shortfall” which is a result of the mismanagement of their leftist managers, the lack of unbiased quality programming and their affirmative action bimbos. Rather than restructuring the CBC, non-leftwing Canadians are adamantly demanding that this tax wasting, left promoting, bimbo hiring humiliation be exterminated.

In an age of numerous Canadian television and radio networks, satellite networks, and of course the internet, there is no longer any requisite for a government-owned, and tax payers paid for, TV and/or radio network; especially one ran by left-wing affirmative action bimbos and watched/ listened to mostly by the far-left, but paid for my people who actually work for a living and pay taxes.

Our left-plunging PM and James Moore keep insisting that they are expediting an asset sale program; however, to date we have not seen very any sales of crown corporations, or actual downsizing of government. If Harper was a genuine small-c fiscal conservative he would immediately eradicate or sell the complete far-left bias CBC and force the bimbos to get a real job.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news!

I love Kevin O'Leary; Dragon's Den is the only CBC show I watch.
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