Canada’s Speech Shine Gets A Little Duller

By Josh Lieblein Canadians who like to look down their noses at the Yank barbarians and their primitive and uncivilized notion of “free speech” are having a bit of an awkward week. Convinced as they are that control by a select few is preferable to the messy democracy to the south, where--in their minds--the failure … Continue reading Canada’s Speech Shine Gets A Little Duller

The Lowdown on Kathleen Wynne’s Campaign Manager David Herle

By Josh Lieblein David Smith. Don Guy. Jean Lapierre. Gerald Butts. Laura Miller. Katie Telford. David Herle wishes he was part of this elite group of Liberal magicians. And while it must be validating for him that Kathleen Wynne trusts him enough to manage her re-election bid--enough to reward him with 900K in lucrative contracts--there … Continue reading The Lowdown on Kathleen Wynne’s Campaign Manager David Herle

CBC’s The National Reminisces about Justin Trudeau’s Victory while reporting on Bronfman Tax Haven (Nov. 5, 2017)

(What Was Wrong With CBC’s The National Mission Statement.) Time allotment for The National stories on Sunday: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vR97AXIXa6sodK8DYbbWpnn6iFD_Jm6VrHgIupdeZiWgvQOXgUgpeIWYvC_V9Qrzo-YuK6Boxolazpq/pubchart?oid=1966259362&format=interactive   Last night's The National was the last show in the old format, and you can't say they didn't go out with a bang in having a blockbuster news day. The lead story was the horrific massacre … Continue reading CBC’s The National Reminisces about Justin Trudeau’s Victory while reporting on Bronfman Tax Haven (Nov. 5, 2017)

Still No Word on Hillary Clinton Scandal, But 20 Minutes for ‘Ask Bob’ on Climate Change in Friday’s ‘The National’ (November 3, 2017)

(What Was Wrong With CBC’s The National Mission Statement.) Time allotment for The National stories on Friday: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRSAZR7wHATJsKER2RkeCmM7wMA62IMSErvNYcAEZ7wOviBNM5RXxznnU5jHeWGU-6cw6vvvw7a7I-H/pubchart?oid=1097049240&format=interactive What was wrong with The National on Friday: Well the CBC got to the Julie Payette story finally, albeit a couple days late. CBC's Katie Simpson did give some people of faith to respond to Payette's inappropriate … Continue reading Still No Word on Hillary Clinton Scandal, But 20 Minutes for ‘Ask Bob’ on Climate Change in Friday’s ‘The National’ (November 3, 2017)

Explosive Reports Hillary Clinton Rigged Democrat Nomination Missing From CBC’s ‘The National’ Thursday (November 2, 2017)

(What Was Wrong With CBC’s The National Mission Statement.) Time allotment for The National stories on Thursday: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRCXvwIEmm42c1CNoVtzM8pVxn9K7hPT7qLXWlgSsNNg-x5Yjc9FbrICaEqdEde2DoKwYtcRRe17N7T/pubchart?oid=331764434&format=interactive What was wrong with CBC's The National Thursday night: The National led with the murder investigation in a rural B.C. area because the remains of one murdered person were identified. An important story, yes, because other women … Continue reading Explosive Reports Hillary Clinton Rigged Democrat Nomination Missing From CBC’s ‘The National’ Thursday (November 2, 2017)

What Was Wrong With CBC’s ‘The National’ Tuesday (October 31, 2017)

(What Was Wrong With CBC’s The National Mission Statement.) Time allotment for The National stories on Tuesday. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRaxyHUyreLaYz7SFKaST0i3UhHzypavIrJMMlW2-F-a0KZUtMHD_P_g2kFr40GPms_xkW-rqMvuj9p/pubchart?oid=67839267&format=interactive What was wrong with The National Tuesday night: The lead story on the New York terror attack was actually a good news report The lead story was followed up with a former CSIS officer explaining terrorist attacks … Continue reading What Was Wrong With CBC’s ‘The National’ Tuesday (October 31, 2017)

What Was Wrong With CBC’s ‘The National’ Thursday and Friday Night (October 26 & 27)

Mission Statement for “What Was Wrong With The National”: During the last federal election campaign, Justin Trudeau promised to give the CBC additional funding if he became PM. This clearly affected the CBC’s election coverage, where the so-called impartial public broadcaster actively promoted Trudeau as Harper’s replacement. After winning the election, Trudeau rewarded CBC for … Continue reading What Was Wrong With CBC’s ‘The National’ Thursday and Friday Night (October 26 & 27)

A Brief Look Back on Albertan Alienation

By Mark Walker The Liberal Party of Canada has a knack for inciting regional alienation and constitutional crises.  Western Canadians, particularly Albertans, expect Liberal federal governments to have a disdain bordering on antipathy for people outside of the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal “golden triangle”, and why not? A look at electoral maps since the days of Pearson shows … Continue reading A Brief Look Back on Albertan Alienation

What Was Wrong With CBC’s ‘The National’ Friday Night (October 20, 2017)

I continue to get overwhelmingly positive feedback from readers on my media criticism of CBC's flagship program. However, I did notice some on Twitter dismissing the whole exercise as a waste of time. https://twitter.com/teresa_reza/status/922542862549635073 https://twitter.com/Rebelsoldier29/status/922568617127849984 My response to these people is apathy begets no change. Also, for those who think "everyone thinks it's a joke", … Continue reading What Was Wrong With CBC’s ‘The National’ Friday Night (October 20, 2017)

What Was Wrong With CBC’s The National Last Thursday (October 19, 2017)

I'm b-a-a-a-c-k. Sorry for the hiatus readers, I was halfway through this post on Friday--I also had to work on an article for another publication earlier in the day--but then the clock started running into the evening and I had already made plans for the rest of the weekend. Anyway, none of you are paying … Continue reading What Was Wrong With CBC’s The National Last Thursday (October 19, 2017)