Sunday, March 22, 2009

CBC Consistently Replacing Truth with Opinion

Dennis Prager has an interesting expression: "First tell the truth, then share your opinion."

I firmly believe that failure to adhere to this simple premise is the root cause of many of our problems today.

Case in point: This morning I listened for awhile to the CBC's Sunday Edition radio program, featuring Obama's Canadian shill, Michael Enright. A greater embarrassment to the once proud profession of journalism there has never been. He interviewed at length a professor from the University of Syracuse. This fellow had some interesting things to say but so much of it could have been pulled from the chorus sheets of the Radical Left Daily Kos hatesite.

Among other things, he stated that the average American's real income is much less than it was 30 years ago. Is that true? I don't intuitively believe it. But the CBC, being the CBC, there was no alternate viewpoint to challenge anything this fellow said.

So if you're a regular CBC listener/viewer and rarely/never partake in any alternative viewpoints then much of the foundation of your worldview is built upon very skewed opinions, not truth. In times past the betrayal of truth with opinion was called "effective propaganda". It often precluded the occurrence of very bad things.


David in North Burnaby BC said...

"... he stated that the average American's real income is much less than it was 30 years ago. Is that true?"

Sure, they've been falling steadily for most of two decades now, same north of the 49th, there was another study in the news just recently.
It doesn't get a lot of media play because what the media don't want to have to tell you is that incomes for average Americans haven't gone the other way since - *gasp* Ronald Reagan was President.
I'm sure I don't need to explain why that is. ;-)

Pelalusa said...

David, if I understand you correctly you're saying that the buying power of Americans has been dropping since the time of Ronald Reagan, is that correct?

I'd love to see your sources. Anecdotal evidence I've observed suggests the exact opposite.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

A little light reading:

There's lots out there, just google something along the lines of 'real incomes' and voila.

Pelalusa said...

Interesting study. I didn't examine in detail every number but did look at several of them. It appears the folks at the bottom end of the economic strata have seen their real wages go down whereas those at the top have seen theirs go up.

To be more relevant, I'd love to see a study showing averages for high school grads and university grads and what their respective wages have been able to buy them over the years. My sense is that the prices of many things have gone down if you look at real dollars.

HardCurrencySpeculator said...

David's got a point: