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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Tories accuse CBC of misleading viewers Reply with quote

Tories accuse CBC of misleading viewers

By ALTHIA RAJ, Parliamentary Bureau


What are your thoughts on the CBC?



OTTAWA — The Conservative Party is alleging the CBC purposefully misled viewers by airing a report that, it said, suggests the National Rifle Association was helping them abolish the long-gun registry.

Jenni Byrne, the party’s head of political operations, wrote CBC Ombudsman Vince Carlin last week over what she said was concern by the public broadcaster’s “blatant agenda-driven reporting."

“During its nightly newscast, the CBC reported that the National Rifle Association (NRA), a U.S. third party advocacy group, is behind efforts by some Canadian lawmakers to abolish the long-gun registry...Yet shockingly, the CBC does not provide any evidence to connect the Government of Canada, the Conservative party and any U.S. advocacy group,” Byrne wrote. “Conspiracy theory journalism with a clear political agenda is not an appropriate practice for Canada’s national broadcaster.”

Byrne’s alleges the CBC was also in cahoots with the Liberals because some of its MPs came out flying with similar accusations after the broadcast.

Carlin said he received 11 complaints about the item.

The public broadcaster responded but one complainant was not satisfied by CBC’s answer, Carlin said, so he will investigate.

“I’ll probably do this fairly quickly just because we are in the political season,” he said.

The Conservatives sent info-alert e-mails to party faithful after the broadcast aired saying “CBC’s claim is offensive and its motivation is obvious.”

CBC spokesman Jeff Keay said the broadcaster was reviewing a complaint from the Conservative Party of Canada and would respond “to that letter in due course.”

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Po.....30046.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Tories accuse CBC of misleading viewers Reply with quote

RCO wrote:
Tories accuse CBC of misleading viewers

By ALTHIA RAJ, Parliamentary Bureau


What are your thoughts on the CBC?



OTTAWA — The Conservative Party is alleging the CBC purposefully misled viewers by airing a report that, it said, suggests the National Rifle Association was helping them abolish the long-gun registry.

Jenni Byrne, the party’s head of political operations, wrote CBC Ombudsman Vince Carlin last week over what she said was concern by the public broadcaster’s “blatant agenda-driven reporting."

“During its nightly newscast, the CBC reported that the National Rifle Association (NRA), a U.S. third party advocacy group, is behind efforts by some Canadian lawmakers to abolish the long-gun registry...Yet shockingly, the CBC does not provide any evidence to connect the Government of Canada, the Conservative party and any U.S. advocacy group,” Byrne wrote. “Conspiracy theory journalism with a clear political agenda is not an appropriate practice for Canada’s national broadcaster.”

Byrne’s alleges the CBC was also in cahoots with the Liberals because some of its MPs came out flying with similar accusations after the broadcast.

Carlin said he received 11 complaints about the item.

The public broadcaster responded but one complainant was not satisfied by CBC’s answer, Carlin said, so he will investigate.

“I’ll probably do this fairly quickly just because we are in the political season,” he said.

The Conservatives sent info-alert e-mails to party faithful after the broadcast aired saying “CBC’s claim is offensive and its motivation is obvious.”

CBC spokesman Jeff Keay said the broadcaster was reviewing a complaint from the Conservative Party of Canada and would respond “to that letter in due course.”

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Po.....30046.html


NRA involved in gun registry debate
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | 8:17 AM ET
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story.....istry.html

The National Rifle Association, a powerful lobbying group in the United States that advocates fewer gun controls, has been actively involved in trying to abolish Canada's long-gun registry for more than a decade, CBC News has learned.

Documents and correspondence obtained by the CBC show the NRA has provided logistical and tactical support to organizations such as the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action (CILA), established in 1998 to lobby Ottawa to shut down the registry.

The NRA provides the Canadian gun lobby group with "tremendous amounts of logistical support," and while the NRA's constitution prevents them from providing money, "they freely give us anything else," Tony Bernardo, an Ontario gun advocate and CILA's executive director, said in Canadian Firearms Digest in July 2001.

In 2000, the NRA paid $100,000 for an infomercial about what it called "the Canadian situation" that aired on The National Network in the U.S., according to Bernardo, who appeared in the video.

Bernardo, a frequent guest on NRA chat shows updating U.S. gun owners on the fight to kill the Canadian registry, said the NRA was instrumental in helping him set up his Canadian lobby group, CILA, the lobbying arm of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), and a mirror group of the Institute for Legislative Action, the NRA's lobbying arm.

Michael Bryant, formerly Ontario's attorney general, said the NRA has been agitating in Canadian political backrooms for years.

"I got elected in 1999 and I became aware soon after of the NRA's involvement in the debate — not in a huge way, but in a significant way," he said.

Canadians need to know the role the NRA has played in the gun registry debate, Bryant said.

"For a lot of people in Canada, if they knew that the NRA was part of the effort to get rid of the gun registry, they would think more about their views," he said.

"And they would think, 'well, wait a minute, I thought this was about, you know, wasting taxpayer dollars. The NRA's involved? Really? That makes me very uncomfortable … '"

Other forays
The NRA infomercial was just the gun lobbying group's first foray into the Canadian dialogue.

The late actor Charlton Heston, who was president of the NRA in 2000, made an appearance in Canada in April of that year, condemning the long-gun registry at a BC Wildlife Federation meeting in Prince George, B.C.

"You may not be absolutely free by owning a firearm, but I guarantee that you will never be free when you can't. That is not written, that is God-given," he said, while condemning Canada's firearm registration law.

"Who better to show us how to protect our rights," said the CSSA's promotional material for the event, "than the most powerful lobby group in the world, the National Rifle Association?"

In 2006, former NRA president Sandra Froman was the featured keynote speaker at the CSSA annual meeting in Toronto. Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz co-hosted the town hall meeting for the event.

Police called a 'cult'
Earlier this year, Breitkreuz also found himself in hot water when a news release from his office called the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police a "cult" and "politically motivated" for supporting the long-gun registry. He later apologized and forced the aide who sent it to resign.

That aide, Brant Scott, now works for CSSA as its communications director.

In recent months, the NRA-inspired slogans and rhetoric may have backfired on Breitkreuz and the anti-registry supporters.

Breitkreuz sent out emails to 12 NDP MPs, asking them to support the Conservatives in scrapping the long-gun registry.

Instead, many of those same MPs are now voting against scrapping the registry in protest of Breitkreuz's tactics.

Last March, NRA executive vice-president Wayne Lapierre wrote in a CSSA column, Canada's long gun registry is "huge on the world stage … and the inevitable dumping of the Canadian long-gun registry is proof that freedom will ultimately win out."

Manitoba Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner's bill to scrap the long-gun registry is up for debate in the House of Commons on Sept. 21. It is scheduled to be voted on the following day.

DOCUMENTS
Read the collection of documents the CBC gathered for this story.
It cautioned gun owners the registry was a government plot to find out how many guns there were in order to seize them and leave citizens helpless to defend themselves.

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/ins.....ments.html

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story.....z10E22W9SU
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All information that has been publicly available for years. And yet the CBC acts as though it is a shocking discovery. And the timing couldn't be better for an agenda driven news outlet. And the left complains about SunTV. The hilarious thing is that nobody would be forced to subscribe to SunTV (as we have to for CBC) and nobody would be forced to pay tax dollars to support SunTV (like we do for the CBC). Ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sure shows a need to get rid of the CBC, or at least it's gov't subsidies. The CBC is as bad as the Red Star for printing unsubstantiated allegations, it recently outright lied about Rob Ford for which I think he's suing them.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a little tired of seeing news items copied and pasted and re-copied and re-pasted here.
Just insert the link and your comment.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Canada had a legitimate, small-c fiscal conservative Prime Minister and/or Heritage Minister, they would eradicate the far-left bias, extremely unbalanced CBC TV, and its equally pathetically hopeless radio network. This billion dollar a year
embarrassment and humiliation serves as the Canadian left’s “Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda” with its own Canadian style Goebbels.

The massively overfunded government network dislocates the free market with unfair competition by squandering its multi-billions of tax dollars without being compelled to produce a product that customers will pay to watch. If the far-left, bias, unfair and unbalanced CBC didn’t have $1.2 of tax dollars to squander it wouldn’t even have the pathetically low rating that it currently ensnares.

In an age of numerous Canadian television and radio networks, satellite networks, and the internet, there is no longer any necessity 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.

If Harper was a genuine small-c fiscal conservative he would immediately begin to eradicate the deficit/debt by shifting this embarrassment to a private pay for view station, sell the complete far-left bias CBC with its pretensions of objectivity, and force the bimbos to get a real job, or simply shut down this far-left wacho/bimbo driven humiliation to humanity.
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