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19 August 2005

I never thought I'd be doing this...

Defending the CBC? I read this article in the New York Times Website. And this attracted my attention, since they were going on about the BBC supplying shows to the CBC during the strike. Well, the venerable BBC has always had it's world report on Newsworld - but what got me laughing was this quote:

Since the lockout began Monday, the CBC has replaced all its English-language services, including two radio networks, a television network, cable channels, Web sites and local stations with a mix of reruns, elegiac classical music and sometimes less-than-relevant foreign programming.


Well, they weren't quite right - CBC Newsworld has always been a mix of reruns, elegiac classical music and sometimes less-than-relevant foreign programming. I rememember on September 11, flipping through the Cable channels trying to find information on what was going on in New York hitting Newsworld and running into a documentary on African Women's issues. Which to be fair - they did interuupt to feed CNN video with what was going on.

What the heck - with Internet - the CBC is irrelevant in the news area. Unless you are looking for the latest PC - West-bashing - leftist on a soapbox.
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