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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

CBC meltdown chugging along nicely

It's sometimes sweet to utter those venerated Grade Seven words, toldja so. I said in an earlier post that the BBC is the ideological mother of Canada's CBC. Well, here is an internal memo dated today from CBC editor-in-chief Tony Burman.

The gist is shown in this passage:

Terrorism generally implies attacks against unarmed civilians for political, religious or some other ideological reason. But it's a highly controversial term that can leave journalists taking sides in a conflict.

Praise the Lord and pass the Kool Aid. God forbid the CBC be found guilty of taking sides in a conflict.

The "neutral" journalistic approach, apart from being fraudulent to begin with, is highly selective. Do a LexusNexus search of "CBC" and "President Bush" (or "Newt Gingrich" or "Iraq War" or "Fox News" or "pro-life") and you'll find plenty of morally charged adjectives emanating from the good old CBC. Hat tip to Kathy Shaidle.


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