Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ideology Comes Home to Roost
The Conservatives, to their chagrin now I'm sure, never hid their animosity toward the CBC before coming to office. Since taking power their rhetoric has been toned down, but the 'perception' they created never really left them.
In fact, it's been exacerbated by careless offhand comments about the Arts in general and Harper only has himself to blame on that count.
So, when you see a poll like this, well, there's really no surprise is there?
Levels of support and satisfaction with the CBC are high but Canadians believe their national public broadcaster is being starved of funds by a government with a vendetta against it.
Oh, the tangled web we weave.
What's particularly interesting is that the unknown carpetbagger, the guy who has been out of the country for so long he has no relationship with it, is the person most trusted to handle matters of Canadian identity.
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is regarded as "most trusted" to handle matters of culture and Canadian identity in broadcasting by Canadians, a view that is amplified among Quebecers and Atlantic Canadians.
Ha! I'd stay out of Dean Del Mastro's way today. Just sayin...
Speaking of the CBC, this is just wrong.