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Letter: Less info-tainment, more news, CBC


The CBC pretenda-news does little to contribute to a shared understanding of the world around us. How often does CBC Radio start their newscasts with the Trump soap opera? I don’t see how this relates to their mandate to “actively contribute to … cultural expression and shared national … identity.” 

CBC management is joining the bandwagon of media whose goal is just to get our attention. Instead of entertainment, they would better use our tax dollars to inform us of what’s happening in our world. 

CBC television news has even less information, unless you consider tomorrow’s weather forecast repeated four times in 30 minutes as informative. 

Personalities and weather have completely replaced information on the national news. And we wonder why our democracy is under threat. 

 

Harold Chislett
St. John’s

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