Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Laugh of the Day

I heard a young fellow call up to CKNW this morning, blathering about something that had me both laughing and shaking my head. He was deeply saddened that STV was summarily rejected by the voters of BC yesterday and had convinced himself that it was all the media's fault for not better publicizing it.

Here's the comedy part of his diatribe (paraphrasing) : "I think the CBC did a pretty good job at explaining STV though. But then CBC listeners are generally already highly informed."

Really? REALLY?? R-E-A-L-L-Y?!?

I am confident that if I were given the opportunity to interview typical CBC listeners, I could ask them just a few questions about current news events for which they would have answers. But I submit that at least 90% of these answers would be:

  1. Absolutely and completely FALSE.
  2. Simply a regurgitation of what they had heard on the CBC.
If my hypothesis proves true, does that mean that CBC listeners are "highly informed" or rather that they're the unknowing victims of a massive brainwashing campaign?!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The glory days of listening to Peter Gzowski and Barbara Frum on CBC are long gone. Pablum for the progressive listener dominates now, packaged as feel good safety net filtered news, views for the left leaning "progressives". This infoganda is poured out daily from the "highly informed" politically corrected hosts and news readers to ensure feeble minds have a soundbite perspective on the so-called underdog or disadvantaged in any given issue. That usual left leaning rhetoric that one hears on the CBC, could be acceptable, if they provided a reasonable alternative view as reflected in the population.
Joanie

Pelalusa said...

Well said, Joanie! The only thing I would have changed would have been to include the first "progressive" in quotation marks as well. For there is absolutely nothing progressive about the mindset of today's Far Left, which constitutes the vast majority of regular CBC listeners.

ScottS said...

This is the first time I have seen the word "indoctrinated" spelled "informed". Subtle difference methinks.