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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

CBC acknowledges "inappropriate" actions

To all the nay-sayers who say this is a non-story... even the bosses at the CBC disagree with you.

Aaron Wudrick has received an email from a VP at the CBC... I could comment, but I'll let you read it for yourself...
"I wanted to let you know that CBC news chiefs have looked at the allegations made yesterday.

They feel that the reporter's actions in pursuing the story were inappropriate and against CBC/Radio-Canada's Journalistic Standards.

They are continuing to investigate the particulars and will follow the disciplinary processes outlined in the CBC's collective agreement.

I imagine that the CBC Ombudsman will be responding to complaints and investigating what happened as well.

They want to make sure this doesn't happen in future."
Now that the allegations have been acknowledged by the brass, some of the heat can be lifted from the CBC as a whole... a good move on their part. (Of course, I still think a majority of their staff view the CPC as the enemy, and want them out of office, but that's a story for another day)

However, the acknowledgement by the CBC brass makes things a little more difficult for Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez. Remember all his protests that "I wrote the questions all by myself"? Well, the bosses at the CBC are implying that they feel he got some inappropriate help. So who's telling the whole truth in this matter? Janke, as usual, has lots more to read about.

Bottom line is, the Liberals got caught on this one, plain and simple. They attempted to smear the Tories through the back door by going at Mulroney on the spectrum allocation... and it backfired. It backfired and blew up in their faces, and now there's going to be fallout to deal with. I like how Janke put it... "Will the Liberals be forced to defend itself against allegations that it manufactures the news Canadians are seeing?"

Hey Mr. Dion? Instead of your team trying to score cheap political points, why don't you order them to get down to the business of "making Parliament work"?

Oh, and while we're on the subject of getting down to business, how about we skip this whole inquiry fiasco? It seems that most Canadians don't have an appitite for it, and don't think it will be worth the millions of dollars we're going to spend on an it.

It looks like you've lost in the court of public opinion on this one, too.

Merry Christmas!

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  • At Tue. Dec. 18, 09:08:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm waiting for the day that the CBC gets its cumuppance. (real conservative)

  • At Tue. Dec. 18, 11:27:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Ron said…

    The CBC admits inappropriate behaviour on part of a journalist. OK, that's bad but I don't have a great deal of respect for Canadian journalism to start with. What really worries me is a MP auctioned off his right and privledge to question a witness under oath during a comittee hearing to a member of the media. What was the expectation on his part - better coverage, quid pro quo with a negative story about the Conservatives? If a reporter supplies a quesion in an inappropriate manner, what can be said about the MP that accepts that question and asks it in a hearing?

  • At Wed. Dec. 19, 12:26:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Melissa said…

    I do agree with Ron. As MPs, they are representatives of their constituency, and he took away his constituents' voice by his reprehensible actions. It worries me that this might not, and probably is not, the only time, and that the Liberal party is severely lacking in moral fibre.

    I have also noted before this recent CBC fiasco that there is a definite Liberal undertone in CBC programming. On political satire programming, there is a clear mockery of the Conservatives, however the Liberals don't get nearly as many digs. Now I'm not saying that all jokes at the expense of the Conservatives are uncalled for, but merely pointing out the very obvious difference in treatment.

    And on a side note, I really enjoy reading your blog entries. You always give me food for though.

  • At Wed. Dec. 19, 04:03:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Its hilarious how you and your ilk are trying to deflect from real issues by trying to crucify the CBC(the conservative bogeyman). The fact is that people who like the CBC will continue to watch, listen and read its news reports and those who don't won't.
    I suggest that you read Coyne on the real issue and stop trying to deflect.


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