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Thu Oct 25 9:22 pm  #1


Toronto Star Columnist Writes Scathing Piece On The CBC

You might have thought the Toronto Star and the CBC would see eye-to-eye on most things. But apparently not one of its opinion columnists, Rick Salutin.

In a sometimes hilarious and often surprising article on the paper's website, he condemns its all news outlet's seeming fascination with everything Trump and America, and confesses in something akin to Canadian blasphemy that he doesn't much like Murdoch Mysteries.

"I think Canadians instinctively recognize the existential necessity of our institutions. It’s why they say they support the CBC as long as they don’t have to watch it." 

Why we can’t afford to ignore stupidity at the CBC

 

Fri Oct 26 12:30 pm  #2


Re: Toronto Star Columnist Writes Scathing Piece On The CBC

Well "all that bomb stuff" was covered by most Canadian outlets not just the CBC. The bomb sniffing dogs and evacuations were scary. The person responsible has apparently been caught. A registered republican and I think his truck was plastered with MAGA stuff. Rush L and other members of the right wing echo chamber said  "false flag" and republicans don't do things like this. Studies on domestic terrorism in the US point out that the vast majority of such incidents are by extreme right wingers or  neo-fascists. The both siderisms are ridiculous when the party has a leader that routinely praises violence against the media. 


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Fri Oct 26 12:45 pm  #3


Re: Toronto Star Columnist Writes Scathing Piece On The CBC

RadioActive wrote:

You might have thought the Toronto Star and the CBC would see eye-to-eye on most things. But apparently not one of its opinion columnists, Rick Salutin.

In a sometimes hilarious and often surprising article on the paper's website, he condemns its all news outlet's seeming fascination with everything Trump and America, and confesses in something akin to Canadian blasphemy that he doesn't much like Murdoch Mysteries.

"I think Canadians instinctively recognize the existential necessity of our institutions. It’s why they say they support the CBC as long as they don’t have to watch it." 

Why we can’t afford to ignore stupidity at the CBC

I found the whole column to be quite bizarre, almost like some of the rants from the former editor (now deceased) of a certain right-wing Toronto-based tabloid in his later years. I know old coots like Salutin disdain the internet, but it's where the majority of people now go to get their information. When someone like my favourite aunt, who lives in the city and at 83 is still quite internet-savvy, can get all the information she needs on the election by clicking on a website, why the heck should broadcast media mount expensive election programming. P.S...the CBC is not a monolith. It has thousands of people working for it with a variety of political and social opinions, just as the Star does.