- May 03, 2012 - 14:56
Here & Now "Early Edition" affords me the opportunity to hear & see the news first hand without resorting to the bumbling dialogue of Glen Carter on NTV. Gawd!, even Wolfe Blitzer would cringe at the punctuation, and I'm sure Glen's English Teacher went into a coma long ago. As for Radio. How many times in a morning do I need to hear "I'm Anthony Germain"? I quit last summer after hearing the same melody from Robyn Brown, on loan from Toronto or somewhere upalong.
- April 28, 2012 - 16:56
Carl, I could not disagree more. 'Making money' is what has driven mainstream (and especially mainstream American) news into the gutter of scandal and disinformation. The goal of gaining viewers, selling adspace and 'making money' is fine and good for entertainment programing, but our country has been (and must continue to be) served very well by an unbiased, publicly-funded news service whose primary interest is in keeping the public informed. CBC, for all of it's faults, has done a wonderful job of informing and unifying this massive and culturally diverse country over the years. I shudder to think of what Canada might become without them.
- April 30, 2012 - 12:28
I don't see why you think a publicly-funded broadcaster is necessarily any less biased than a private-sector broadcaster. The very fact that it relies on state funding actually makes it less independent, and puts it in a conflict of interest that other news broadcasters do not have. I do not think CTV, Global and all the other Canadian purveyors of news (as well as entertainment) are in "the gutter of scandal and misinformation" as you suggest.
- April 28, 2012 - 11:34
I don't want to kill the CBC. I just don't think I should have to pay for it. It should be able to make money just like all other broadcasting companies. And if it can't, then I guess that means Canadians don't want to watch or listen to its programming anyway. There is no reason for anyone to be forced to pay for a broadcaster whose products and services they do not want.
- a taxpayer
- April 28, 2012 - 17:12
I could not have said it better myself. I too do not want to pay for it. Period. So if the CBC can only survive with taxpayer money, then upon the CBC I certainly wish death.