…But at least the state-owned, taxpayer-funded, socialism-reliant CBC is maintaining its “objective” and “non-judgmental” and “honest broker” status as an “unbiased” news reporting network which just reports the “facts”, unblemished by any anti-conservative opinions or political spin!
Ha ha. Just kidding. It’s Tuesday! ANd this is Canada and its socialism-reliant state-owned media at work.
According to the CBC news anchor Kim Brunhuber this morning, quite possibly, Republican candidate Michelle Bachmann “has ‘outwhackied’ Sarah Palin, which is hard to do…” clearly implying — no not implying, clearly LABELING — Sarah Palin as a whack job; and Michele Bachmann an even bigger whack job.
Nice smear. On the news. By a news anchor. Especially considering it was against two honorable and perfectly nice, intelligent women — one a sitting Congresswoman and one a past mayor and Governor — one of whom could conceivably become the President of the United States.
Those were his exact words, above, in asking the CBC woman in Washington, their reporter Susan Bonner, for the facts on the ground in Washington following the latest GOP debate, which was last night, and featured seven of the candidates, not just Michelle Bachmann.
So they reported on Bachmann for the next minute or so, with a video clip, ignoring all the others. Inexplicably. Except that none of the the others are, presumably, as big a “whack job” as Michelle Bachmann, so why bother, or something.
But the genius “news” anchor wasn’t done yet. He persisted in bashing Bachmann and demeaning her as best he could:
“…You mentioned her gaffes I mean certainly there’s been quite a list and it’s probably the first thing that comes up when you Google her name is this list of all the bizarre statements she’s made so how serious a candidate for President or the Republican nomination…?”
Gee. Googled her, didja, big news reporter/anchor? That’s a hell of a lot ‘o research you’ve done there, you and your crack team of objective investigative journalists at the CBC. I sure hoped you checked your other hard facts sources at, say, the Huffington Post and the Daily Kos, for that other hard info re that Bachmann is a whack job, even more so than Sarah Palin caper.
What I’d like to know is this:
- Is it the CBC’s esteemed editorial opinion that Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are in fact whack jobs? Please explain.
- And has the CBC’s mandate changed such that they now inform Canadians as to who is a whack job, politically, and who isn’t? Because I’d really like the complete list.
- Will the CBC come out and declare their bias officially?
…and so much more.
As I always say in the Canadian version of Bold Colors, state-owned and state-run media should be banned in that country, and that notion should be enshrined in Canada’s constitution.