Saturday, October 24, 2015

CBC: This bad place called Canada

I had the misfortune of listening to CBC radio on a drive to PEI on election day. Within an hour, this is what I heard:

* Canada is bad because there are permanent residents who can't vote because they haven't been granted citizenship. They found a Filipino nanny who complained she had lived here for 11 years but didn't get to air her gripes via the ballot box.

* Israel is a bad because settlers killed an innocent person they mistook for a Palestinian terrorist. The Palestinians who go around stabbing people, not so bad.

* Canada is bad because it hassles women wearing nijabs at citizenship ceremonies. The guest speaker, a taxpayer-funded academic, provided a litany of past oath-taking controversies and ended with a faux-apology asking the Muslim lady to forgive us because Canada is bad and we always get things wrong. What he really meant was non-progressives are bad while enlightened progressives feel your pain.

* Canada is bad because it requires photo IDs to vote and this is a hassle for people without photo IDs and, get ready for this… transgendered persons.

All this within a single hour.

The CBC is so drippingly ideological. I wish they would have the decency to acknowledge their bias and insist they have no right to expect others to fund them.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"