Wednesday, September 14, 2005

CBC Lockout Watch, Day 31

CBC and CMG have reached agreement on foreign correspondents. God bless those brave souls, sent to strange and exotic lands to lie for their country.

Now the real fun begins as discussions begin on job status, freelancing and money.

Ouimet the Tea Lady is warning people not to expect an imminent settlement of the outstanding issues.

If you think watching a bunch of CBC drones marching in circles around the TBC is boring, imagine having to picket in Rankin Inlet. Too bad management couldn't find this guy and put him back on the air to make up for the lost Inuktitut programming.

CBC Radio should thank its lucky stars that unlike its counterpart, Air America, it doesn't have to beg for advertising revenue.

The NDP fears a parliamentary debate about the future of the CBC. Wonder why?

Whenever I find myself faced with a tough decision, I ask myself, "What would Joe Clark do?", then do the exact opposite. His appearance at the Massey Hall lockout benefit concert confirms the wisdom of that practice.

Joe Clark was always the media's favourite conservative, precisely because of his fecklessness and subservience to the liberal elites. It's no wonder he's rushing to the CBC's defence; without it, his campaign against the Conservative Party would have disappeared along with him into irrelevance.

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