Thursday, June 14, 2007

Harper and the CBC

Yesterday I was on CBC radio going after the Conservatives for not being conservative.

Well today, in this Politics Watch article, I am quoted going after the Conservatives for not privatizing the CBC.

How is that for irony?


Anonymous said...

The more concerning thing is how Harper and co. have manipulated the media.

Why a bunch of media people sit in on their Civitas Society meetings (and not report to the Canadian taxpayers on matters of public interest) is certainly beyond me. I don't recall media control as being part of the Conservative ideology.

Harper will keep funding the CBC if he can find a way to get it to serve his personal Echo Chamber for whatever brand of neoconservative-socialism that he is following.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to go off on a tangent here, but again, on the media control issue.

Van Loan was quoted today saying that the "unelected" Senate should not be "putting into jeopardy money that is needed by the provinces."

As a Nova Scotian conservative, how is that for irony?? That sound byte should really play well in Atlantic Canada.

Hope Harper knows a way to get a majority government without any support east of the Ontario border because Conservatives in Atlantic Canada are finished!

If you want to change the Senate, you build a consensus among provinces to do so, you don't start attacking the Senate in the media.

These guys are a bunch of morons who are starting to embarass me to be a conservative.

Anonymous said...

I know that the media in Ottawa can be extremely manipulative and biased at times (understatement of the year), however, picking fights with them and sticking Sandra Buckler in between the PMO and the PPG was suicide for that party.

Moreover, I knew it was only a matter of time until Harper's popularity fell within his own party ranks after governing like a Liberal for 10 months. The media, because they loath his communications cronnies so much, have shifted into overdrive to bring this sucker down. What comes around goes arouns as they say.

Anonymous said...

I have been telling other Nova Scotian Conservatives for months that Harper's tactics are just not working.

You cannot just publically stone-wall people into getting your own way (unless you are two years old.)

Instead of serious debate about the issue, I have been personally attacked for these criticisms...

This party is in bad shape right now. Either Harper is hanging MacKay out to dry or MacKay is hanging Harper out to dry, regardless, the mood in Atlantic Canada towards "Conservatism" right now is FOUL!

Anonymous said...

How is that for irony.

How is it? Witless, I'd have to say.

How much does it pay to be a professional bore, Mr. Nicholls?

Gerry Nicholls said...

Anonymous, not as well as you might think.