There is some serious weirdness going on lately. I don’t like it. It’s creepy.
Our so-called “national broadcaster,” The Ministry of What You Should Think (aka the ceeb) has long been known as one of the great money pits of the Canadian taxpayer. It has also been consistently hostile to anything and everything that bears even the slightest resemblance to a conservative — big or small “c” — thought.
The ceeb long ago stopped being the “voice of the Canadian people.” If memory serves me correctly (and this was quite some time ago, remember), it was sometime around about the early 70s when the CBC stopped reporting on what Canadians were thinking and started telling Canadians what to think. The federal Tories have, during their time in both opposition and minority government, frequently criticized this blatant waste and bias. Rightly so, too.
So just why the hell are the Conservatives being so damn nice to it all of a sudden?? I think I might have an idea. That the ceeb was is the Liberal party’s propaganda arm has been one of the worst kept secrets in the country for years now. Are the Tories, now that they’re swinging the big stick of majority government, looking to put it to the same purpose? It’s the only explanation I can think of for some of what’s been going on lately. (more…)