Category Archives: CBC Radio

Invasion of the body snatchers! ‘Strange green crabs’ eating their way north

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om Harrington seemed anxious the other night as he piloted The World at Six, the venerable CBC radio news program sometimes referred to as The World in a Fix. “Our next story has all the trappings of a sci-fi horror flick such as … Continue reading

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Invasion of the body snatchers! ‘Strange green crabs’ eating their way north

Good riddance Fidel you repressive old fuck, CBC never liked you anyway

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s it only my imagination or is the propaganda element in news becoming ever more pervasive in this “post-truth” era? Could it be that what passes for reporting, especially in broadcast media, is often little more than cherry-picked “facts” cited … Continue reading

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CBC reporters tell different tales about Israel

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hen Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s convoy got pelted with eggs and shoes by Palestinian protesters in Ramallah, in the West Bank yesterday, CBC radio and TV saw things quite differently. Radio framed the story narrowly, telling it mainly from Baird … Continue reading

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CBC reporters tell different tales about Israel

Trudeau kowtows to Tricky Dick; Chomsky on secrecy & power

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he revelation that Pierre Trudeau phoned Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal to offer warm support is interesting news, but it’s not especially surprising. Canadian prime ministers often suck up to their masters in Washington, although they … Continue reading

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Trudeau kowtows to Tricky Dick; Chomsky on secrecy & power

How not to interview: CBC host gives another lesson

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isteners to CBC Radio’s Information Morning in Nova Scotia are getting a well-deserved break as veteran host Don Connolly begins his summer vacation. Connolly is notable in the interviewing trade for shining the spotlight on himself and for his habit of … Continue reading

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CBC Nova Scotia promotes food banks as hunger continues to grow

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could hardly believe my ears as I listened to a CBC Radio interview with Nick Saul on May 14th. He’s co-author of a book that argues traditional food banks may be doing more harm than good. Yet here he was … Continue reading

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CBC Nova Scotia promotes food banks as hunger continues to grow