Gutting The CBC (Who’s To Blame?)

The CBC’s leaders have failed Canada’s public broadcaster. “The longer they allow their lockout of 5,500 members of the Canadian Media Guild to grind on — it’s now well into its fifth week — the more precarious CBC’s position becomes. True, negotiations are back on, but the hard slogging of the big issues still lies ahead. Meanwhile, listeners tired of hearing the same old classical tunes on a loop are fleeing to their CD players and iPods. News junkies are turning to CTV Newsnet or CNN. And now the door has been opened to a nasty national dialogue about CBC’s alleged political bias.”