Tuesday, January 25, 2005

CBC Agenda

My taxpayer-funded, CBC Newsworld campaign against traditional marriage and the conservative party continued all day today on it's 24 hour news channel. I say 'my,' because the CBC news is an activist, arrogant, bloated, biased, bureaucracy masquerading as a national news network surviving on the taxes extorted from me and other working Canadians. Anyway, it seemed every time I passed through their channel my taxes were being used to tell Canadian families that resistance is futile.

Although the government passed legislation in support of traditional marriage in 1999, they refused to pass a motion in 2003 reinforcing the definition of traditional marriage. The prime minister promised a free vote in Parliament, then tried to weasel out of it by deferring to the Supreme Court. Homosexual marriage is the subject of day, but today as the government caucus met in Fredericton, CBC Newsworld seemed obsessed with an attack on the leader of the opposition.

What raised their ire was CPC leader Stephen Harper's appeal to ethnic communities for support for the traditional definition of marriage. Although ethnic groups traditionally vote liberal, they are also very supportive of traditional values. The conservatives may successfully make inroads among the traditionally liberal ethnic voters. This has obviously alarmed opponents of traditional marriage.

The CBC claims to support diversity, but apparently that's only if those diverse views are non-traditional. CBC's Newsworld anchors repeatedly argued with their interviewees could not restrain themselves from taking sides against conservatives.

C.P.C. MP Belinda Stronach, who opposes her party's support for traditional marriage, was attending the CPC caucus meeting in Victoria. Stronach was available to make her views known throughout most of the day, and my Newsworld happily allowed her the publicity.

In another interview, CBC Newsworld anchor Nancy Wilson repeatedly badgered the CPC Justice Critic, Vic Toews. Wilson interrupted him repeatedly when he attempted to answer her questions. The CBC Newsworld anchor also had to be corrected by Toews at least twice, as she kept incorrectly insisting that the Supreme Court had ruled the traditional definition of marriage was unconstitutional.

In the wake of several lower court rulings against the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, all the predictions from the wrong- left were that the Supreme Court would strike down the traditional definition of marriage. In fact, the Supreme Court did not strike down the traditional definition of marriage, but instead passed the buck back to parliament.

Nancy Wilson was not the only CBC staffer who didn't/couldn't read the Supreme Court ruling. Anchor David Grey also shared Wilson’s mistaken belief. Grey interviewed one of the only liberal M.P.'s openly supporting traditional marriage, Pat O’Brien. In 2003 O’Brien served as a member of a House of Commons committee, holding hearings on marriage in 15 cities across Canada. O’Brien was excluded from the liberal caucus meetings today in Fredericton. Throughout the interview David Grey attempted score points off O’Brien, arguing in favor of homosexual marriage with his interviewee.

Odd that the liberals, who claim to welcome diversity, excluded a dissident from their caucus meeting, but conservatives did not.

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