Saturday, August 20, 2005


The other day I was having a beer with an old friend, who’s now close to earning his PHD, and sadly yet predictably enough, a lifelong card carrying member of moral relativist academic crow. We were debating the worth of the CBC. My point was predictable enough. There's no reason to subsidize a overtly federalist, biased, state controlled television station to the tune of a billion dollars per year. He predictably explained the need for a television station that could be free from myopic corporate interests. And then used the famous “the Corporation” example (for the people lucky enough to be ignorant of this Chomsky-esque cinematic perceptually based propaganda… fox was reluctant to run a story that was incriminating to milk for advertising reasons). I replied that Fox’s decisions affect their credibility, which is affects their long term survival, and besides other stations were free to run the story which only increases their credibility with viewers at Fox‘s detriment. Along with the fact that there isn't a lack of funding to support neo-left projects ala George Soros, Maurice Strong, Bono… He still didn’t trust the free market approach and lamented the inevitable pull of corporate interests. Anyway round and round, until I got to one question. Well if you think the CBC is morally needed then logically you must be in favor semi regulating the newspaper business? Do you want a state run newspaper?

Doesn't anyone that supports the CBC; also logically support a federal newspaper?


At 1:35 PM, Blogger Michael said...

No thanks. We already have the Globe and Mail.

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Tim said...

You Have been randomly 'Qoute tagged'

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Candace said...

We also have the Toronto Star

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Well put!


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