Sunday, July 09, 2006

Forgotten why we still need the CBC?

With the advent of the Tories back to Federal government, one of the guns expected to be turned on supposed bastions of Liberalism within that organisation was thought to be aimed at the CBC. Private broadcasting can do just as well, we're told.

Well, if you thought so too, today's evening news might give you pause. These were taken from various broadcasts from 7pm EST onwards in different timezones (courtesy of my digital cable box)

Global top story - painted Canadians waving flags celebrating the victory of another country in a soccer match
CityNews top story - painted Canadians waving flags celebrating the victory of another country in a soccer match
CTV News top story - painted Canadians waving flags celebrating the victory of another country in a soccer match, second story about the discovery of a "kitten mill"

CBC News top story - the death of Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca in Afghanistan.

Of course, this display of priorities, while appealing to those who actually value the sacrifices made by Canadians in Afghanistan, will probably still have drawn ire from the PMO - who keep worrying about "failing the Dover test".
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