I Want my CBC Back

This is getting old. The labour disruption between the media guild and its employer is now into the second month, over 45 days since fresh new content was made. With the exception of the hourly news spots, the CBC has filled its air space with reruns from the last 4 years. The sad part is, most Canadians with their thirst for American style media, have grown impatient and lost the real meaning behind the foundation of what the CBC basic principle is. I could not believe the one person I heard while on campus say that the CBC is a waist of money, and that funding must be stopped. She went one to say that it is not fare for private broadcasters to compete with the CBC. Well, I must rinse my shirt from her alligator tears as I see nothing wrong with the CBC and the foundation it was built on. It is Canadian. Do you think that for one moment corporations such a Global and CTV are going to offer the same prime Canadian content that the CBC does? No way! Not for one moment. And why? For those who were raised on American style media, the CBC is boring. I say great, let it be boring, because that is Canadian content, and for me, it is real, not conjured up, with spin after spin, after spin. The CBC is Canadian and we must protect it from the conservative thinkers who would destroy it, and the beautiful country that we live in. Get the CBC back to work! Settle their contract!

2 Thoughts on “I Want my CBC Back

  1. Jackie (Dr. Heslop) on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 at 10:35 pm said:

    Hi Tom,
    I hope you see this. I can’t make out the email address you gave me; the email with the Power Point attached bounced back. I won’t publicize your email address by writing here what I think it says, but a couple of the letters are hard to decipher, and obviously I got it wrong. My email address is on the syllabus. Please send me your address. Thanks.

  2. Jackie (Dr. Heslop) on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 at 10:37 pm said:

    BTW, I couldn’t agree more with your comments about the CBC!

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