Peter Worthington on the prevailing leftwing media bias in Canada...
If the CBC had known that a public opinion poll it co-sponsored in Afghanistan would turn out the way it did, you can be assured the CBC wouldn't have had anything to do with it.It seems the "think pink" crowd at the CBC are even more delusional than previously suspected.
Only 15% of Afghans wanted Canadian troops to leave immediately; the greater proportion of 80% wanted them to remain until the Taliban was crushed.
This one seems like such a no-brainer.
The CBC and others also seem surprised that Afghan women were more positive about the future than men and appreciated the Canadians. Women were also more "negative" about the Taliban than Afghan men.So who actually sucks up all of the CEEB's mindless leftbot puke?
That's a surprise? Under the Taliban, women couldn't go to school; weren't allowed to be seen in public; were condemned to the burqa; could be beaten if they showed flesh; under Sharia law, adultery entailed stoning to death.
In short, the Taliban, like Islam, is male oriented and male dominated.
The only ones not surprised at the poll were ... wait for it -- Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and, possibly, members of the Harper government who have been to Afghanistan and tested the mood of the country.
Well... that would be "Liberal Man".
RELATED: Stephen Taylor... fun with numbers
Facebook boasts 7,361,720 accounts in Canada. Of these accounts, 1,340 are at "CBC / Radio Canada".**********
If one then checks off "Liberal" as a delimiting factor, we're left with 180 accounts. If we uncheck "Liberal" and check "Moderate", we get 40 accounts.
Now, if we uncheck "moderate" and select "Conservative", we get "fewer than 20."
LAST WORD: Meanwhile, just across the border
The mainstream media's failure to report what's been happening in Iraq frustrates Michael Yon perhaps more than anyone.
He has risked his life to tell that story, and the American media has yawned, apparently preferring the anachronistic pronouncements of a former general who hasn't been in the theatre since the surge began.