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THE LANGUAGE POLICE: 18 words the CBC doesn’t want you to use

Tara Henley, Author/Journalist, recently announced her resignation from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and her story is spreading across media channels. What makes her resignation unique is the reason she is leaving. It has been two years since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. Censorship in the press has been, and still is, strong but as prominent people, like Tara, speak out the voices will grow louder.

Everyone asks the same thing: What is going on at the CBC?

To work at the CBC is to…allow sweeping societal changes like lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and school closures to roll out — with little debate.

Tara Henley

Tara asserted through Substack that the CBC has taken a “woke” worldview rather than reporting the news that people, especially Canadians, are interested in. She described a newsroom infected by a far-left ideology that has suffocated critical thinking and fixated on race.

Why Tara Henley Resigned From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

From Speaking Freely:

  • The CBC went from a trusted news source to churning out clickbait that reads like a parody of the student press.
  • Those of us on the inside know just how swiftly — and how dramatically — the politics of the public broadcaster have shifted.
  • To work at the CBC in the current climate is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon journalistic integrity.

How could good journalism possibly be done under such conditions? How could any of this possibly be healthy for society?

The CBC has long been a cultural icon for Canada.

The CBC

Canada ‘s national public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has been an important part of the Canadian broadcasting system for more than 70 years and is one of the world’s major public broadcasting organizations. It began in the midst of the Great Depression.

“Besides hockey and the maple leaf, there is little as symbolically Canadian as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). It grew out of a developing nation’s need to express its identity and find its voice.”

Peter Mansbridge is a former chief correspondent for CBC News and well known anchor of The National, where he worked for 30 years.

I’m forever indebted to the CBC. But I’m passionate about it and I worry about it. I think the country absolutely needs the CBC. Do they need the CBC they’ve got right now? Probably not. They need it to be better.

Peter Mansbridge

‘It may have to be the consumer who finally demands more and demands better.’
~ OFF THE RECORD, Peter Mansbridge

Peter Mansbridge

Key Dates for the CBC:

1936: The Canadian Broadcasting Act creates the CBC.
1941: The company establishes a news service.
1952: The Canadian TV network CBC begins operations.
1966: Color TV is introduced in Canada.
1968: Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) is established as the regulatory and licensing authority.
1977: CBC installs broadcast facilities in the House of Commons.
1981: CBC introduces closed captioning on Canadian TV programs.
1984: CBC stereo networks start 24-hour broadcasting and supplementary cable distribution.
1986: CBC’s 50th anniversary is acknowledged by a commemorative postage stamp.
1995: CBC is granted a license to operate a new digital audio music service.
1997: The Minister of Canadian Heritage announces five years of stable funding for CBC.

Nostalgia About the CBC

NIGHTFALL-CBC-OLD TIME RADIO

SOME WONDERFUL EPISODES OF THE CBC RADIO SHOW “NIGHTFALL” A WONDERFUL RADIO PROGRAM FROM THE 1980’S- ENJOY!

  • July 1949 – The RBC monthly letter – For a time after radio was born its sheer novelty was enough to win and keep the attention of listeners. People sat tied to their receivers by the earphone cords, spellbound for no other reason than that there was something to hear.
  • The Stage Series: Many of us are too young to remember the golden age of radio plays. Families used to gather around the radio to listen to their favourite shows; The Shadow, Boston Blackie, The Saint, and of course, The Stage Series. The Stage Series, was, for many years, the flagship program of the CBC.
  • The CBC releases rare sessions from Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, and the Doors.
    Canadian specialist archive curator MajikBus Entertainment has unlocked the door to countless rare and unreleased archive treasures in the vaults of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
  • CBC Radio Programming Through the Years

“Canadians are turning off the CBC in droves so why on Earth are we still funding it?”

2016 – Government Funding

A $675-million pledge by the Liberal government – which includes $75-million in new funds for the rest of this fiscal year followed by an extra $150-million annually through 2021 – is the anticipated centrepiece of an array of new cultural spending totalling nearly $1.9-billion over the next five years.

And now for something completely different, but related…

George Carlin on the language used by politicians (audio) Classic!

Sources:

  1. https://torontosun.com/news/goldstein-former-cbc-journalist-lowers-the-boom-on-its-radical-agenda?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2f2bqKBBfUsrswP-IQnedfeYIdqT2OX9B72HlmTYY0ecF-ZjX7lbFaUoE#Echobox=1641246281
  2. https://www.todayville.com/resigning-staff-member-writes-open-letter-saying-cbc-has-abandoned-journalistic-integrity/
  3. https://torontosun.com/news/goldstein-former-cbc-journalist-lowers-the-boom-on-its-radical-agenda?fbclid=IwAR23YRVI9QOHZHwG_6glQH0n7NWJINz3X277Lsqvgs9kTJVULpphOIZBhjY
  4. https://www.straight.com/news/ex-cbc-journalist-tara-henley-declares-on-substack-that-she-quit-her-job-due-to-public
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Canadian_Broadcasting_Corporation
  6. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/founding-of-the-cbc-feature
  7. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-peter-mansbridge-talks-to-kim-brunhuber-on-his-new-memoir/#c-image-1
  8. https://www.company-histories.com/The-Canadian-Broadcasting-Corporation-CBC-Company-History.html
  9. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/liberals-pledge-675-million-in-cbc-funding/article29354285/
  10. https://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listing_and_histories/television/cbc-television-network

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