Monday, August 14, 2006

Who's Watching Who?

O.K. Check this out. CBC Watch has linked to my blog post detailing the reply from the CBC regarding my complaint about the context manipulation as exposed by Stephen Taylor. I had a clue that this would occur since I had received a very polite email a few days ago asking my permission (which is classy and greatly appreciated).

Now, that's interesting, but it gets even better. I just stumbled upon Inside the CBC.Com, which is apparently "The Official Blog of the Canadian Broadcasting System". They have linked to the same post (without my permission). "The National responded to a complaint from a blogger". Nice. No name; just a link.

If you click on the link about the "brouhaha", you will be directed to a discussion about Taylor's coup and the significance of YouTube as a blogging tool. (Oh, and BTW, his clip has been played more than 5,000 times, and is on the "most-linked-to" list, according to the article).

So here I am watching the CBC watching us watching them. I love the irony!


Mac said...

So are you going to engage Mr. Insider on the blog about the form letter? It could be interesting to see what he has to say...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yeah, I didn't see much discussion about the form letter itself. I imagine that's under the category, "Same old; same old".

Anonymous said...

CBC has been outed and this is not the first time. It is time taxpayer funding is withdrawn and CBC is forced to compete with the private sector. I hope Hockey Night in Canada moves to CTV because that surely will be the end of CBC. Without HNIC there will be no viewers, other than a small number of elites who continue to watch the drivel on CBC

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon - My sentiments exactly.


Having a few technical problems at this end. Sorry, but comment moderation may be on from time to time.

Anonymous said...

Tod Maffin, the paid blogger of record for the site, was the biggest CBC flag waver during last year's strike/lockout.

It is only a matter of time before CBC just brings its advocacy groups Public Airwaves and Friends of Taxpayer funded Propaganda in house too.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Tod Maffin, the paid blogger of record for the site, was the biggest CBC flag waver during last year's strike/lockout.

Wow. That is very interesting indeed.

Contrast that with the Blogging Tories, who are in no way funded by or affiliated with the CPC in a financial or legal sense.

Which would you pick for unbiased truth?

VanderHum said...

The CBC by a country mile.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I take it you are somehow connected to the CBC, or are you just a huge fan?

VanderHum said...

A fan of unbiased truth.

TangoJuliette said...

vanderhummmmn sounds like he wouldn't recognize unvarnished truth if it gave him a kiss on the cheek. CBC's days of impartiality are long gone. Both on radio, and on all their TV outlets. They started veering away from impartiality in the sixties, from what I recall.

I've been, in the distant past, a serious supporter of the CBC, but no longer. I've been watching their TV productions since there were just two TV channels in all of Canada. One in Toronto and one in Montreal. The Montreal station broadcasted alternate programming, switching back and forth between English and French.

Today's CBC makes old communist-era Pravda and the Soviet TV network of old look like a shining beacon of impartiality by comparison.

Coincidence? Not Bluddy likely.

Joanne -- rest easy.

TangoJuliette said...

And no, I am not defending "Joanne's Journey" as the ultimate paragon of impartiality.

Save your umbrage, breath and neaderthalian typing skills, which I easily recognize, 'cause they're the same typing skills which I also mangle.

Though one has to question the accumulated momentum of collective nepotism, friendly financing and in-bred politicking between Canada's former natural grifting party and Canada's Natural Broadcasting Propogandists.

Dirk said...

"They have linked to the same post (without my permission)."

Since when do people need to ask permission to link to blog postings? If you ask me, the permission is implied by you posting your thoughts for all the world to see.

Mac said...

Unbiased truth... now THAT'S funny!!

Obviously Vanderhum is a student of the Baghdad Bob School of Truth... or the Michael Moore Institute of Satire.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Tango, thanks. I will probably be going dark for the next little bit. Always appreciate your input and good thoughts.

Dirk, I realize that when you post anything on the web, you'd better be prepared for it to be used in any way anyone so desires. You and your confreres taught me that lesson.

I look at it as a courtesy though. I especially appreciate when someone lets me know they are posting something from my blog, and they have a contrary opinion. A gay guy did that once when I posted something about gay marriage or whatever, and he sent an email saying he thought it was only right that I should know he was doing a post about it, and wanted to give me a chance to comment. Now that's class. It was a very mutually repectful situation.

I have been blindsided the other way too, but I think that speaks more to the character of the author than anything else.

Mac, ha! Yeah, when he got to the point of calling the CBC the source of unbiased truth, I knew he was a lost soul.