Although I don’t generally make political commentary, I was reading some online articles this morning while drinking my hot chocolate and I came across an article about the current Canadian parliamentary scandal involving Member of Parliament Ms. Bev Oda. Essentially the entire story has been developing over a few weeks and involves by-hand alterations of parliamentary documents regarding funding. Many things have been said but the below quote from the Globe and Mail strikes a cord with me:
When pressed by The Canadian Press on whether that was enough after misleading the House of Commons, Mr. Kenney [Minister of Immigration] shot back: The CBC lies all the time. What media are you with?
– John Ibbitson, The Globe and Mail, 02/16/2011 22:09
Such commentary about the CBC is very irritating, especially given the current trends and motions proposed by the CRTC. Why make such a blasphemous commentary about a federally funded media bureau, that in my opinion, displays news in an relatively unbiased fashion? Pooh pooh on you Mr. Kenney, and I have yet to reserve “pooh pooh” judgement on Ms. Oda…