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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Whiners and bitchers 

They whine to the Harper Cons about how unfair it is that the CBC is a "state broadcaster" and then they bitch when the CBC competes with them to become more self-supporting.
You know, anytime any private broadcaster wants to set up transmission towers and stations to connect all of the people in the netherland reaches of this country that nobody but the CBC has ever cared about or broadcast to, feel free then to complain.
Anytime another broadcaster wants to offer programming in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages in Canada, and nine languages in its international service, and eight languages in its web broadcasts for immigrants, feel free then to complain.
Anytime another broadcaster wants Parliament to pass an act requiring it to "be predominantly and distinctly Canadian ...made available throughout Canada", feel free then to complain.
Until then, please just shut up.

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4 Comments:

You are allowed to complain about private broadcasters not doing any of these things when they start receiving federal funds. Until then....

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:51 pm  

That's my point -- private broadcasters DON'T do these things because they're expensive and not commercial. That's exactly WHY we fund the CBC.
When you drive through the mountains, and the only radio station you can get for mile after mile is the CBC, you realize why it is so important to Canada to keep it -- nobody else will bother to do what they do.

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 5:40 pm  

Anonymous is clearly an idiot!

I simply cannot understand how conservatives believe government can't do anything as well as private companies. I gotta say that companies come and go, owners die or sell, CEO's get their ginormous self-awarded bonuses, and split-- leaving bankrupt companies and miserable stockholders holding the bag.

Conversely, government is busily coordinating and laying infrastructure which corporations and wealthy capitalists use--to help them achieve their bottom line, while they complain about how useless gov't is. GO FIGURE.

By Anonymous cheyenne, at 10:19 am  

cheyenne said... "Anonymous is clearly an idiot!"
ootpoot sez: "Anonymous is clearly '2¢' the concern troll."

The smarmy writing style and simplistic backward turning of a question is '2¢' trademark.

Yes, '2¢' is an idiot and a troll.
:)

By Anonymous ootpoot is MUCH better than the '2¢' troll...., at 4:52 am  

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