Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Of Pride and Arrogance

" In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes."- John Ruskin.
“Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” -Proverbs 16:18

The CBC - (Canadian Broadcasting Corp) - home to spoiled talentless elitist journalists, is once again undergoing a strike. The journalists want job guarantees, and no part time or contract workers hired, and assorted other nonsense.

This in and of itself wouldnt be so outrageous except that the CBC has viturally no audience, and is subsidized by taxpayers money!

No one gives a rats ass about this network. In it's day, it had a very necessary purpose. To provide local programming targeting key markets that would never have been served by private broadcasters, who depended on larger more homogenized target markets to sustain ad revenue.But today, with a universe that offers up well over 1000 channels that cater to specific niche markets, offering the kind of programming that the CBC should offer but doesnt, a gov't subsidized network is no longer necessary.

If it can't bring in ad revenues, then it should suffer the same fate as any tv show that fails to attract an audience....CANCELLATION!

About 1% of the viewing population watches CBC news. No one cares about their elitist," we are the best news organization" delusions of grandeur from which these journalists suffer! I sure as hell do not want my tax dollars going into the pockets of these arrogant fucks who serve no useful purpose, and are under the misguided assumption that their shit doesnt stink, and they walk on water.

As for all the "original and unique programming" that is allegedly part of the CBC's mandate- it doesnt exist - it's an illusion! The most unique and original programming today is found on cable and pay tv, while programming to appeal to any number of tastes and niche markets, can now be found on private networks!

Time to put the CBC to rest...PERMANENTLY! Let's use the money to help our ailing health care and education systems.


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