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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CBC seeking to protect Ignatieff, files complaint about our ads

If anyone had any doubts about the CBC's loyalties, wonder no longer...
MONTREAL — The CBC is demanding the Conservatives withdraw file footage from the national broadcaster that appears in new Tory ads targeting their political opponents.

The Conservatives did not seek permission to use CBC content in three ads that were posted online and broadcast on TV on Monday, says CBC spokesman Marco Dube.

Three of the ads include footage broadcast on CBC. Two of the English ads feature comments current Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made in 2001 and 2005, while a French one includes remarks by Justin Trudeau speaking unflatteringly about Ignatieff during the 2006 Liberal leadership race.
That's right... the CBC is seeking to ensure that the Tories can't use the file footage of Ignatieff's quotes, or Trudeau's quotes attacking Ignatieff. Quotes that happen to be embarrasing for the Liberal leader... and the CBC is running interference for him.

I've been publicly opposed to privatizing the CBC... but with partisan moves like this, I'm starting to rethink that position.

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13 Comments:

  • At Tue Jan 18, 07:48:00 PM EST, Anonymous arteest said…

    Oh please.

     
  • At Tue Jan 18, 08:16:00 PM EST, Anonymous Murray the Hun said…

    Fire. Them. All. (© Ezra Levant)

     
  • At Tue Jan 18, 08:33:00 PM EST, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    We could follow the example of the Liberals and only cut $ 400 million in their budget.

    If they won't comply with freedom of information I don't see a leg for them to stand on.

     
  • At Tue Jan 18, 10:51:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hope the Conservative's now campaign that they will cut the CBC by "let's say" 300 million and see them freak out.

     
  • At Wed Jan 19, 09:08:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hypocrisy is not enough, so now you're condoning theft? Typical...

     
  • At Wed Jan 19, 09:10:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Stephen Taylor has a good comment on his blog today saying the ads have been approved for TV by the body that approves TV ads. Like C-Span the last time this is going nowhere.

     
  • At Wed Jan 19, 09:24:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Seriously Anon@9:08? "THEFT"? Hard to steal something that belongs to ALL CANADIANS, seeing that it's a PUBLIC BROADCASTER...

     
  • At Thu Jan 20, 07:08:00 AM EST, Blogger Kaffir_Kanuck said…

    CBC needs to keep pandering to their shrinking market.

     
  • At Thu Jan 20, 09:32:00 AM EST, Blogger Jim (Progressive Right) said…

    Hard to steal something that belongs to ALL CANADIANS, seeing that it's a PUBLIC BROADCASTER...

    So, in theory, using this logic, CTV or Global could rebroadcast CBC content with the purpose of accumulating revenue, without consequence?

    That's what the CPC is doing.

     
  • At Thu Jan 20, 11:01:00 AM EST, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    Jim,

    Political parties are not competitors to the CBC.

    Where did you get your Liberal education?

    If CTV or Global used some CBC footage it would mean that the likelihood of people actually seeing it jumps dramatically.

    Jim any idea why Liberal apologists are so protective of the CBC and their shredding of documents, blocking access to information requests?

    Are you hiding something?

     
  • At Thu Jan 20, 11:13:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not so, Jim. CTV et al are in competition with CBC, so that scenario would cause CBC to lose revenue. That's what the test is for these ads, and it is also the reason why the ads were approved in the first place.

     
  • At Sun Jan 23, 10:32:00 PM EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    You call it a "partisan move."

    I fear that you consider a "non-partisan move" to be "a move that doesn't fit with the CPC's goals".

    The article you link to says this:

    ''The journalistic integrity of CBC-Radio-Canada — of the national public broadcaster — and its political neutrality require that our material not be used in partisan advertising,'' Dube said Tuesday.

    Not wanting their footage to appear in a political party's ad (which I believe would be a "partisan" ad, almost by definition) suggests that they are trying to be "non-partisan."

    Show me evidence that they are A-OK with the Liberals or NDP using their footage in the same way, and I'll be more likely to consider the CBC "partisan".

    The evidence you have here isn't that there is a problem here because they are being partisan. You're problem seems to be that they are not being your partisan.

     
  • At Fri Mar 25, 09:30:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's the Conservatives that are increasing vigilance against copyright infringement and now you're complaining and making accusations that you can't back up with any facts.
    You're hypocrisy and ignorance are frightening.

     

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