Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Death Knell of CBC - R.I.P.

It has been a while coming, but has finally arrived. The state's broadcaster, CBC is finally dead. It may still have a website, it may still fill the airwaves with sound and fury, but for all journalistic intents it is a corpse, a rotting shell of its former self with no pulse, no heartbeat and devoid of a soul.

I have been watching this slow cancerous death occur for at least ten years now. At first, it was just a cough, a sniffle, a small shiver. One noticed a bias creeping in, colouring the headlines, shading the corners of reports, trimming the truth from the tree. As time went on, these biases became more blatent. Quality reporting of facts seemed to fall by the wayside, replaced with glam and sex, tabloid musings over celebrity, shock value stories and tramped up whores. While not surprised, as one wouldn't be if the lifelong chainsmoker developed lung cancer, it was still devasting to watch, like the proverbial train wreck one cannot take their eyes from.

The plug was finally pulled these last weeks with the introduction of the 'new and improved' web page. We now see the obvious censorship which has been going on for a while. At the very least before this changeover one could comment, and often find links to far better information within those comment sections. It was hopeful and pleasing to see that not all Canadians were fooled by the outright propoganda often filling the articles, some by CBC some by AP, you know the spiel. That is now officially over. There is no freedom of press in what was once a national institution, respected globally for being fair, honest and above board. No longer does the CBC even try to present an even handed persona. No, they have at the least, given that pretext up. I guess one could say they have become far more transparent, the truth out there for all to see, for all to gaze upon, like the exploited hookers in the shop windows in Amsterdam, or a stinking fish washed up on the shores of the Gulf Coast.

From the continuous selling of the Global Warming Lie, the double handed approach to all things Israel, the clear and utter censorship of their supposedly public forums and the added porn and glitz it is now impossible to tell our state media producer from any other hired presstitute.



Doug Plumb said...

I've just been reading John Ralston Saul's "Unconscious Civilization". He really does have a thought provoking idea wrt what is happening. He inspired me to read more books along these lines with his Voltaires Bastards, which is an excellent read and insightful book.

Many people suspect malevolence on the part of the PTB, I suspect it as well but it doesn't prevent me from looking down other avenues.

Ralston Saul says that government is good and efficient as long as it isn't corrupted with corporatism. The corporatist thinking does not work for government for many reasons. One obvious reason is the short term outlook of corporatists and careerists. Another is the typically narrow look. Corporatists are often too much affected by ideology.

Ralston Saul says that government and the system of representation is the only source of power for the individual in a corporatist world.

It really is a shame that we have lost this Canadian institution, but its not surprising. The CBC allowed an honest representation of the position of the 9/11 truth movement and showed the collapse of wtc7 only a few years after 2001. This was a government institution that DID work.

Welcome back Maggie.

BTW: I am working on a new product - high quality masking noise ("white" noise). Email me, I'm looking for testers and feedback. Its the best noise on the web. I have a sample posted and I'll give you the link.

Magdelena said...

Hi Doug, I'll email you for your link!

WRT the CBC, when I lived overseas it was a refreshing contact point for getting news from back home. They used to actually present both sides (not perfectly, but at least it was there).

Now it's no comments on almost every article and all this BS Globull Warming crap. time to cut them loose. Perhaps that was the goal all along since the appointment of Rabinovich years ago - that was when all this Israel-centric crap started.

Makes me want to spit.


Doug Plumb said...

Quite a long time ago they did a special on Global warming that did tell the truth, it was an hour long along the same lines as Michael Coffmans "Global Warming or Global Governance" in quality. These are probably the two top videos that explain global warming.

On the topic of my noise, I have a cool screen background I will send you when I get your email. I'm really excited about this because its not just another product, it promotes overall health and well being of its users. It will never make me the kind of money my other work has, but its kind of cool from a science point of view - dealing with randomness - trying to get randomness into the machine.

I'm researching random number generators now and may write a high priced app for this purpose.

Doug Plumb said...

Saul is into global warming, so he is another bag of detritus dressed and appearing as something good.

I would just love to know what these people are really thinking. I believe its that there are too many slaves on the planet - most are not needed anymore because of technology. But could it be that simple ?

Oh well - back to my old rule - never read anything unless its at least 200 years old.

Penny said...

Hey Maggie!

how is it going?
Good I hope!!!
The CBC was regularly censoring my comments, it was a real exercise in frustration.
So I stopped reading there.
One day I hit on a story and, lo and behold no comments allowed.

I would assume that the comments were not going the way the ptb's wanted.

Plus they had to pay people to be the big brother so what better way to kill two birds with one stone.