Wednesday, June 23, 2010

While we're on the subject, Don, who "needs" the CBC?

 Rob Breakenridge contemplates the sudden allergy to diverse viewpoints in Canadian television. I didn't "need" to hear what Don Newman thinks about the proposed new channel - does that mean he should be prevented from saying it? Certainly I shouldn't be forced to pay for his opportunity to say it, but that's another post.

"The last thing Canada needs" pronouncement sounds a little too much like  "What benefit can there be in allowing him to speak?"   And we all know how great it turns out when plodding bureaucrats start deciding what opinions are fit for Canadian consumption.

1 comment:

  1. CBC employees need the CBC, as do bleeding heart groups such as "Friends of the CBC", who undoubtedly receive government grant money to whine to disgruntled taxpayers about how important the CBC is to Canada. Bring on Fox News North! What a breath of fresh air that would be.