With the announcement of 650 job cuts at the CBC I’m left with one very poignant thought: when will the CBC learn?
When will they learn that the Conservatives have it out for them?
When will they learn that they have a loyal fan base across the country that would literally walk on hot coals for them?
When will they learn that all they need to do is represent Canadians, not government interests and talking points, to gain more citizen voices?
Right now whenever you turn on the TV you are witness to a plethora of boring “news” stories, half-hearted “news” shows and reporting that is so shallow and superficial it shouldn’t even be called reporting. Anybody could do what they do with the benefit of Google News for goodness sake.
You don’t get analysis on the CBC. You get spoon fed talking points from the government, you get bare-bones reporting from anchors who, many times, seem like they’d rather be somewhere else, and you get very little in the way of meaningful dialogue on issue that matter to Canadians at home and abroad.
So, when will the CBC learn that it needs to do more to engage its supporters. I’m a HUGE CBC radio supporter. As far as their TV and online media is concerned (with a STRONG exception for Kady O’malley and Terry Milewski, both of whom I have undying respect for), I feel much better served by alternative sources like The Tyee, Rabble and numerous blogs.
CBC, seriously, it’s time for a huge rethink. Have a look at what Kai Nagata has to say below and you will see EXACTLY where you should be heading!