Monday, May 7, 2012

CBC Sides With Top 1%?

It's funny. In response to the people's victories against neo-liberal austerity in Europe, the CBC comes out with headlines such as this:

World markets rattled by European uncertainty

Athens exchange dives 8% after election

Greek election impasse heralds lengthy instability

Investors jittery about Europe's ability to solve massive debt

Europe in turmoil as France and Greece reject austerity

In response to the voters' clear decision to reject obviously failed policies that promise nothing but long-term pain for short-term pain, the CBC's response shouldn't focus on how these failed neo-liberal policies are threatened by the election results.




Kev said...

Yes I've noticed the same theme, characterizing the Greek electorates decision as dumb and even ruinous.Yet the truth is they made the wise choice,merely looking to Iceland and Argentina shows the best path out this situation lies in renouncing neoliberalism and it's agents of doom the IMF etc.

thwap said...


I never even thought about Iceland! You're right. How hard could it have been to portray these election results as clearing the way for the successful response of Iceland as opposed to the ruinous austerity policies that have failed in Greece, Spain, Britain and France?

I think it's a question of the media's bias become a circular process. They don't think to mention that Iceland shows a successful alternative because they have ignored Iceland's lessons for so long.

Owen Gray said...

And the Harperites believe the CBC is staffed with their enemies.

thwap said...


I know! It's ridiculous isn't it?

The CBC leadership are deathly afraid and their craven boot-licking and Kevin O'Leary propagating is a sign of their desperation.

We need leadership that will go down swinging for their principles. But just like our university presidents, the bosses at Elections Canada, and etc., the CBC is run by cowards.

Utter cowardice. Because, for one thing, guys with their experience and connections will find SOME sort of other work, and, secondly, harper's time will come faster if institutional leadership criticizes him more (like the head of StatsCan did). Once harper is gone, people will remember who made the sacrifices to get rid of him.