Monday, January 16, 2006

The Camera's Eyes on a Choice Disguised

As the polls close like a casket
On truth devoured
A Silent play in the shadow of power
A spectacle monopolized
The camera's eyes on a choice disguised
Some commentators are noticing that the liberal media are going to be left out in the cold as soon as the Cons take office.

Rightly so.

Warren K takes aim at the CBC for a moment:
CBC Television – Like the Star (and unlike CBC Radio’s national office and the Don Newman group), the CBC’s Ottawa English news bureau has become so egregiously, effusively pro-Martin that it should have been declared as a leadership campaign expense. Every political assistant, MP and Minister knew about the regular phone calls between a certain lobby firm and the likes of Peter Mansbridge and Keith Boag – to complain about stories, to manipulate coverage, to chastise certain reporters (ask Mark Kelley or Terry Milewski).
Warren's pretty new to the VRWC, and has previous allegiances that won't allow him to say "Pro-Liberal", but the point is clear....the CBC faces a problem. What do you say to the new boss you purposefully worked to keep out of office for a decade?

It brings up a better question: What are the Conservatives going to do with the CBC? Cutting the funding is always an easy response, but that answer is usually in response to the unfair news coverage of the CBC, not how much the channel is paying Don Cherry or Ron Maclean.

Of course, it's "arms length" from the government, but that hardly means anything when 100% of your Board of Director's are appointed by the government.

It looks as if the CBC is already attempting to pre-empt the Con attack with some fence mending ways.

Don nails it on the head here:
Mansbrige: I, for one, welcome our new Conservative overlords.
As for the rest of the herd, there's a visible difference in their approach to the incoming regime. See here and here.

And LiB notices the funny business right here.

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