CdnFox Posted March 29 Report Share Posted March 29 Quote https://nationalpost.com/opinion/cbc-keeps-coming-to-trudeaus-defence-over-interference-scandal The CBC’s coverage of the China interference scandal has often been questionable and partisan. Though it’s unsurprising that the organization has chosen to act, yet again, as the Liberals’ state-funded PR wing, its recent decision to platform an apologist for Beijing’s genocide against the Uyghurs is a new low. During the initial phase of the scandal, in mid to late February, the CBC provided relatively little coverage of China’s election meddling. Articles from that time disproportionately focussed on Justin Trudeau’s rebuttals to his critics, including claims that the intelligence leaks detailing Beijing’s interference campaigns were allegedly “inaccurate.” At the same time, the CBC seemed to frame the scandal as just a Conservative hit job. This narrative was, at first, integral to the Liberals’ attempts to discredit the story: ”We did nothing wrong. The Conservatives are just blowing things out of proportion to manipulate you.” Consider, for example, how the CBC reported on concerns about Trudeau’s failure to publicly disclose Beijing’s meddling. Political leaders and commentators of all backgrounds found Trudeau’s secrecy concerning, but the CBC largely ignored this, downplayed non-Conservative critics and focussed on Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre. The headline in the end? “Poilievre accuses Trudeau of ignoring election interference by China.” Through this kind of subtle, but effective, spin, the CBC implied that the scandal was being driven by one man with a political agenda, rather than a chorus of voices from across the political spectrum. This is yet another in a growing pile of examples of why the CBC really needs to be defunded and cut loose. They are very clearly shilling for the libs directly, and they're doing so with public money. It's one thing if they're an independent, but to take public money and use it for partisan political purposes is just wrong. And to make matters worse they're not just covering up the latest liberal gaffe or corruption - they're covering up a serious attempt by another country to interfere in our democracy. Our state broadcaster is covering up the fact another state interfered with us. Using our money to cover the activity of another gov't. These are bad people who deserve to lose their jobs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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