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  • Skeptical Cynic
    April 14, 2012 - 11:16

    Mr. Phelan, do you seriously believe that the depth of information provided by news articles on private entities such as VOCM's website are comparable to the CBC's? That is laughable. The news write-ups and depth of info on the CBC website frankly makes the VOCM write-ups read like a junior high school newspaper. The quality of grammar is grade C to D minus, and the quantity of information reported is superficial at best, or token at worst. Of course, this quality aspect of the public broadcaster is likely a primary motivation behind the cuts to an already bone-thin CBC; the current federal government's modus operandi seems to be that an informed electorate is a dangerous thing.

  • Martin
    April 13, 2012 - 10:43

    A fair assessment, but CBC does need to improve it's technical side greatly. How many times in the past year on Here and Now have the teleprompters failed, or the wrong image be displayed while the anchors are reading and unrelated story. They have lost their audio too many times on the news and other shows. Let's do a fair comparison: does this happen as often at NTV - No it does not. Yet, the crew at NTV are paid less. CBC pays a first rate salary so we should expect a first rate broadcast but these ongoing technical errors are not up to scratch