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Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

ne of Canada’s enduring myths is that the Conservatives created the CBC. Historian P.B. Waite asserts it in his 2012 book, In Search of R.B. Bennett, a biography of the Depression-era Conservative prime minister who definitely did not create the CBC. John … Continue reading

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Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

CBC TV goes “downmarket”

In news-media-speak, “going downmarket” means dumbing-down content to attract a broader and bigger audience.  CBC TV’s local supperhour newscasts began going downmarket after hiring the U.S. news doctor Frank Magid and Associates in 2007. Magid prided himself on  inventing the … Continue reading

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