30 July 2008

So who's watching the CBC?

If we actually have a similar oversight authority here in Canada... I sure haven't seen any evidence of it...

The BBC has been fined £400,000 by media watchdog Ofcom for misleading its audiences by "faking" phone-ins. The Comic Relief, Children in Need and Sport Relief TV shows were caught up in the scandal, along with Liz Kershaw on 6 Music and Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show.

In July 2007, Ofcom fined the BBC £50,000 after children's programme Blue Peter falsified the results of a contest during a live show. The BBC later suspended all competitions after an inquiry unearthed a fresh batch of faked phone-ins the same month.
And please don't tell me it's all up to the the CBC Ombudsman...
The BBC's own watchdog, the BBC Trust, said it regretted the loss of licence-fee payers' money as a result of the fine, which followed rule-breaches which were "serious, deliberate and, in some cases, repeated".
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Well, since nobody is watching the CBC, and I mean NOBODY, who cares?"
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8 comments:

Dave Hodson said...

When I read your blog post title, I first thought you were referring to the wonderful viewership ratings of the CBC and the flushing sound that they make!

Neo Conservative said...

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dave... just for a lark, try complaining to the cbc ombudsman.

i think he has a single canned response that everybody gets.

needless to say... the ceeb is seldom at fault.

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Anonymous said...

Well, since nobody is watching the CBC, and I mean NOBODY, who cares?

Actually, twice I've complained to the CBC ombudsman about their 'news' reporting. Both times the responses were completely inadequate asshatery.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon asks... since nobody is watching the CBC, and I mean NOBODY, who cares?"

well, yeah... there is that.

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Anonymous said...

Complaints to the CBC are answered with the usual form letters.

We strive to... journalistic standards... blah blah blah... now go away you whiner!

The Ombudsman is a CBC lifer like the guy before him.

CBC urinos infest the Parliamentary Press Gallery which means they whip the rest into their bias or they are shunned.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... The Ombudsman is a CBC lifer like the guy before him."

sorta like chretien appointing a parliamentary "ethics czar" who reported... not to parliament... but directly to the little guy from shawinigan.

look at how well that turned out.

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Anonymous said...

Your Conservative government and Harper are ultimately responsible for the CBC.

Quit bellyaching and call your Conservative MP.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... call your Conservative MP"

that's a good idea.

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