Doyle: CBC Lockout Has Become Absurd

It’s been nearly a month since the CBC locked out its workers, including all its on-air talent and journalists, and John Doyle says that what is currently masquerading as news on Canadian TV screens is embarrassing and pathetic. Coverage of the hurricane aftermath has been farmed out to NBC and the BBC, and advance copies of what should be a serious documentary on Quebec separatism were distributed to Anglo critics without translations of the French contained in the film. Meanwhile, some CBC radio hosts have begun to do their shows without benefit of a radio signal, launching podcasts of new shows available to the public free of charge.