Blogger extraordinaire, Stephen Taylor posts about how network regulators want to clamp down on TV spots the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association wants to air.
The CRFA ads extol the virtues of renewal fuels.
Hardly controversial, right?
After carefully reviewing the ads, the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) has decided they actually express an "opinion".
This is Canada, we can't go around airing TV ads willy, nilly that express a point of view. Who knows what unregulated exposure to opinions would do to our citizens?
It might cause a panic.
But the TVB is on the case. It says the CFRA has to re cut the ads to make sure Canadians realize that they are hearing an "opinion."
Of course, I have an opinion about all this, but I don't think I would want the TVB to review it.
Stephen Taylor has done some interesting research on the TVB.