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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Liberal/CBC-gate now officially under investigation

After an official complaint from the Conservative Party, the CBC Ombudsman has launched an internal investigation into the allegations of CBC/Liberal collusion by former Liberal Cabinet Minister Jean Lapierre.

It's sad to watch the Libloggers try to spin this... one of them even had the gall to make the statement, "It is obviously a "diversion" tactic from the PMO." Ammm, yea, that's right... Lapierre's doing the bidding of the PMO these days. Riiiiight...

It's also interesting to see some in the media rallying to the Liberals in an attempt to cover for them... with stuff like, "This sort of thing happens all the time." On that point, I'll agree with them... it often does seem like the media is a little too cosy with the Liberal Party of Canada.

Thankfully, this story has seen the light of day. Maybe, hope beyond all hope, this may actually start an honest and genuine investigation of these claims. I appreciate what the media does, keeping an eye on what's going on, and digging into the stories on behalf of the people of this country. But when our publicly funded broadcaster has a continual hate on for the governing party, that's unacceptable.

Being tough, asking the hard questions, I'm all for that... but continually and unrelentingly looking for stories in an effort to embarass one party? Come on. Just do your job guys... and gals, of course.

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  • At Sun Dec 16, 09:20:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "But when our publicly funded broadcaster has a continual hate on for the governing party, that's unacceptable."

    Not quite accurate, they don't have a hate for the Liberals when they are governing.

  • At Sun Dec 16, 10:02:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe it should be more than just the Conservative Party that launches a formal complaint. I would hope that others who share this concern make their views known to the Ombudsman.

  • At Mon Dec 17, 08:44:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is a diversion tactic by the Conservatives - obviously.

    Jean Lapierre works for TVA. TVA is owned by Quebecor and on the board of directors of Quebec - well, well - Brian Mulroney.

    I suggest you read Paul Wells blog on this.

    Diversion from the polling report, Canada entering into a nuclear partnership, facts about the current Chalk River fiasco, etc.

    This is much ado about nothing and I think the investigation will clear things up.

    I'm more concerned about what's REALLY going on than this garbage.

  • At Mon Dec 17, 08:50:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Well, I'm concerned about it all... but I'm really concerned about folks like you who would rather sweep this under the rug.

    This is a MAJOR issue, don't you get it? A PUBLIC FUNDED national broadcaster attempting to smear and bring down the government... THAT'S WRONG, plain and simple.

  • At Mon Dec 17, 09:14:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Jeff said…

    This is a MAJOR issue, don't you get it? A PUBLIC FUNDED national broadcaster attempting to smear and bring down the government... THAT'S WRONG, plain and simple

    take a pill. you have no way to support these claims. it's fiction at this point. further, no one, apart from you and stephen taylor, care in the least.

    regarding smearing the govt... they seem to do a great job of that on their own. here's a govt that launches probes into other govts polling habits only to find that the libs were playing fair and the CPC has spent more on polling than any other govt EVER. that's scary. scarier still... it hasn't bought you any movement in the polls.


  • At Mon Dec 17, 09:32:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    these same people saying that this is not an issue are the same ones who howled when it was brought to light that Harper was using a image consultant who may have been paid with taxpayer money (obviously wrong).

    You see, they have no problem with taxpayer money being misspent, as long as it benefits the LPC. Obviously a publicly funded (everyone's money) news organization directing questions asked by the LPC at an inquiry is not a problem, as it benefits the LPC.

    Now, had the CPC had done this, watch out for the fallout!

    At least these people could TRY to be consistent in their views. If harper used taxpayer dollars for an image consultant, then I would have a problem with it. I also have a problem with the CBC having a direct relationship with a particular political party- it does not even have to be the LPC. IT IS WRONG.

    Although I love how jeff has polled the canadian population and has the pulse of the public on this issue and has deemed it "fiction" and "that people don't care about this". I also love how he says "you have no way to support these claims"...makes me think that shredders and computer cleanings were quite busy over the weekend. Spoken like a true liberal- deny until there is proof. Let's also forget that it was liberals (ex MP and current staffer) that brought this to the attention of the media.

    too funny

  • At Mon Dec 17, 01:21:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why are you afraid to face the real issues?

    I would think you'd be concerned about the nuclear issue especially since some more info is coming out and it doesn't look good for Lunn, et al.

    Maybe they should look at the motives of Quebecor/Mulroney here - why not - it sure looks suspicious.

    I hardly think I need a lecture from bozos who think this is the most important issue of the day - actually it's frightening.

    Either you're trying to detract from the real news or you don't care other than bashing.

    Stephen Taylor has been on a personal vendetta against the CBC for quite some time now - if you haven't noticed.

    Does he not pay attention to issues?

    You are judging when you don't know the real truth yet as well - allegations again - innocent until proven guilty unless things have changed in Canada.

  • At Mon Dec 17, 01:50:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Afraid of facing the issues? I suggest you take a through look at my blog... fear of facing the issues is not the normal line of attack I get.

    You want to talk about Chalk River? Let's talk... do you know what the reason the reactor shutdown was? Paperwork.

    It was because of the licensing paperwork, the regulatory agency pulled their license, because they haven't yet installed a newly mandated redundant safety system, one they they've been able to operate fine without for 50 years now. I agree that the system should be installed, but set in motion a planed shutdown to do it. Ramp up production, organize replacement supplies, THEN shut the thing down and install the system. The regulatory agency made a boneheaded move on this one... though I'm sure the reactor admin team aren't as pure as the driven snow on this one.

    A better approach for the regulatory body would have been to make this issue public, and force the reactor to make the upgrades that way. Instead, they came down with their heavy hand and forced the shutdown, without thinking the consequences through. They came out looking like a bunch of morons, and now people are trying to pin this on the Government. Nice try guys... this was purely buracratic bungling.

    I like the response today by the mayor of the town where the reactor is... "We've been doing this here in town for 50 years without this safety system, and none of us who live and work around this plant have any safety concerns."

    So... now that we've discussed your major issue, can we move on to other major ones? Like why the CBC is using government funding to try and smear the Conservative Party? It's not just Taylor who's saying that... I listen to CBC every morning, and trust me, most of the staff have a pure hate-on for the Tories.

    (for the record, I listen to the CBC because I want to keep an ear on what the liberal left is thinking)

  • At Mon Dec 17, 02:23:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The CBC needs to be launched out of the public funding domain and into the private realm. I refuse to continue paying for the CBC>


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