What a waste of money.
As we’ve long mentioned, CBC News is often indistinguishable from US media networks.
While they cover Canadian politics a bit, much of their coverage – and particularly their online content – is devoted to US politics.
And it’s almost never an analysis of any Canadian connection, rather it’s simply a regurgitation of what US establishment media is saying.
Now, this isn’t a huge problem if it’s from a private Canadian network or Independent media, since we aren’t forced to pay for them.
But when it comes to the CBC, we don’t get a choice.
We are forced to pay them with our tax dollars.
And they take that $1.3 billion and then copy US networks, content that almost every Canadian can get by watching CNN, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, or the other US establishment networks.
As Andrew Lawton said on Twitter, can we get our money back?
“Yes I have a question @CBCNews. Can you return the $1.3 billion you get each year to cover Canadian news, since you apparently aren’t interested in doing that?”
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) October 22, 2020
CBC often prefers to cover US politics while downplaying Canadian political scandals.
Many issues of deep importance in Canada, like rising political divisions, surging debt and deficits, our almost non-existent national defence, infiltration from China, and many more, get almost totally ignored, while we are paying for the so-called ‘Canadian’ broadcasting corporation’ to mimic American media.
It’s a huge waste of money, and even worse, every moment we are forced to pay for a copy of US media networks is a moment where democracy and accountability in our own country is weakened.
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