February 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007: Media, Politicization, Payoffs

All Canadians pay for this, whatever their political stripe

ECMAs -- Comedian Mary Walsh wasn't bleeped, however, when she called the federal Conservatives "the arse-lickers of Satan," , February 18, 2007, Canadian Press

www.cbc.ca/cp/Atlantic/070218/t021806A.html

The foul-mouthed trio dropped several F-bombs during the broadcast, but all were bleeped out.

Comedian Mary Walsh wasn't bleeped, however, when she called the federal Conservatives "the arse-lickers of Satan," as an uncomfortable-looking Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay smiled in the front row.

Earlier in the evening while making a presentation on stage, MacKay was booed when he mistakenly referred to Halifax as Toronto. [.... Have you ever had a slip of the tongue? A slip of the brain, like Mary's]


Mary Walsh is considered funny ... in some circles. Must be at the Mothercorps and Liberal Party HQ.


Political favour?

Peter MacKay says, "I'm really glad to be here in Toronto, uhh Ottawa, I mean uhh... Halifax"
>>-crowd reacts->>

Then Opera singer Measha Brueggergosman came out and said "someone should tell THAT MAN to read a teleprompter."
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mackay-and-jack-layton-separated-at.html

Measha was one of the notables on the taxpayer-funded Liberals' Circumpolar Tour with ex-GG Adrienne Clarkson, as part of her retinue. The payoff? True belief to the point of rudeness, it seems.


Will we have choice?

XM, Sirius agree to merge , Feb. 19, 2007

cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Media
News/2007/02/19/3645821-ap.html

NEW YORK (AP) - Satellite radio rivals XM and Sirius said Monday they have reached an agreement to merge.

[....] Sirius Canada Inc. is owned by the government-owned CBC [That's taxpayers who own it, then.], privately held Standard Radio and U.S.-based Sirius Satellite Radio.

XM Canada is affiliated with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX:XSR), a publicly traded company based in Toronto. [Which publicly traded company? ....]


Note: Taxpayers own part of a private and a US company. Will politicized radio be shoved down our throats the way that a politicized television is presently?

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