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Old Posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:36 PM
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Crazy story out of Winnipeg about a CBC reporter who got in trouble for tweeting his displeasure with Don Cherry's insensitive comments in 2019... his boss and a toady fellow reporter engaged in some reprehensible behaviour when they tried to "get him".

The said toady reporter is getting dragged HARD in social media. It's quite something if you have the patience to wade through this.

https://www.canadaland.com/cbc-fired...stemic-racism/
He deserved to lose his job with cause for both:
1) Code of conduct violation
2) Stupidity

I also laugh at the ignorance of people who believe narratives about people being "muzzled" by their employers (ex. the Harper government "muzzling" scientists who must of course have inside knowledge on climate change). Any organization within even the slightest sense of HR awareness requires employees to acknowledge a Code of Conduct which usually includes non-tolerated behaviors such as:
-making any official statements about the company financial results, strategy or other policies unless fully vetted by the employer's communications function
-discussing any HR related activities with any party other than the company's HR dept, their union rep or a lawyer
-disclosing any proprietary information

If the Code of Conduct violation weren't bad enough, this person had the incredibly poor judgement to make statements through social media using traceable accounts.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:38 PM
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The show "Schitts Creek" is the one you mentioned. Unfortunately (or not) it just ended its run, so not much for CBC to capitalize on. Too little too late??
It's on Netflix (and became much more popular after S3 when it began appearing on Netflix) so its re-watchability is there. CBC gets whatever Netflix is paying in rights, I guess.

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Crazy story out of Winnipeg about a CBC reporter who got in trouble for tweeting his displeasure with Don Cherry's insensitive comments in 2019... his boss and a toady fellow reporter engaged in some reprehensible behaviour when they tried to "get him".

https://www.canadaland.com/cbc-fired...stemic-racism/
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“There was also,” Slotnick wrote, “a WhatsApp exchange between Mr. Khan and 10 of his friends with what could charitably be described as nonsense banter, in which Mr. Khan used the phrases ‘fAWKING FAGGG YO’ and ‘WHAT A FAG YOOOOo,’ among a group of other messages that would unlikely be understood by anyone except by that group of friends.”

Khan testified that those messages, which predated his employment at the CBC, were part of a joke in which he and pals were “mocking the patter of thugs from Surrey, B.C., and Brampton.”
I can hear this so vividly in my head.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 5:58 AM
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This - you're aware that something from CBC did well (as gauged by Americans) but unclear of it's name or details. (BTW, no offense intended, just using this as an example of CBC's relevancy).

The show "Schitts Creek" is the one you mentioned. Unfortunately (or not) it just ended its run, so not much for CBC to capitalize on. Too little too late??
I am very much aware of Schitt’s Creek. I watched every episode. Yes, it ended which CBC supports. An American network may not have been so agreeable to that. While the show ending may not allow the network to capitalize on that success, it props up their reputation as a network that allows for creative control.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2021, 2:42 AM
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I agree with you only in the sense that the left wing agenda of the CBC has been hijacked away from traditional socialist causes such as expanding the welfare state and protecting medicare, and instead has been supplanted by victimology and identity politics. This sort of shift in coverage is really divisive and pits people against people. The CBC should return more to the more inclusive aspects of traditional socialism (such as maintaining the social welfare system), which, in it's own way is just as much a form of nation building as is building highways or pipelines.

Identity politics is just purely toxic in any form..........
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2021, 2:56 AM
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^ Perhaps it's the Dunning–Kruger effect that has lead the CBC potentially down this path, having to give voice contentiously and democratically to all, regardless of content validity. It's a flaw of the internet driven media environment where social justice for all can be easily sidelined by social justice for the few.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2021, 3:28 AM
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He deserved to lose his job with cause for both:
1) Code of conduct violation
2) Stupidity

I also laugh at the ignorance of people who believe narratives about people being "muzzled" by their employers (ex. the Harper government "muzzling" scientists who must of course have inside knowledge on climate change). Any organization within even the slightest sense of HR awareness requires employees to acknowledge a Code of Conduct which usually includes non-tolerated behaviors such as:
-making any official statements about the company financial results, strategy or other policies unless fully vetted by the employer's communications function
-discussing any HR related activities with any party other than the company's HR dept, their union rep or a lawyer
-disclosing any proprietary information

If the Code of Conduct violation weren't bad enough, this person had the incredibly poor judgement to make statements through social media using traceable accounts.
Somewhat off-topic but I think the issue with scientist is when they are conducting public funded research the overall principle is public research should at the end of the day go through a international peer review and be published into a journal. That does not mean the publication is a statement of government policy. It is simply the results of a study.

I would agree the government of the day has every right to limit and control something that is published as defining a government policy or position. The same for any information that is protected under law. If the public paid for the research, the public should get to see it and preferably after it has passed through a peer review QA process. Keeping it muzzled simply means it has not benefited from peer review but is still accessible under a freedom of information request.

Private industry has no requirement for public disclosure under a freedom of information request because the public did not pay and own the work.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2021, 6:55 PM
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In a variant of this, I've long thought that both the English and French networks should subtitle all of their programming in the other official language. This does not preclude either from doing what you suggest, of course.

Subtitling is pretty cheap and easy these days.

I am realistic enough to admit that there won't be massive amount of viewers tuning into to the other solitude's programming on a regular basis, but at least it would open things up to the possibility of some programs getting a "buzz" about them, as you often have with Netflix series these days.

So instead of "hey guys, you gotta watch this Norwegian series on Netflix, it's awesome", you might hear "hey guys, you gotta watch this awesome Quebec series on SRC..."

At the moment even if some bilingual person in Toronto is really into a Quebec program, there is no real way to share the discovery with their entourage if those people aren't bilingual.
This is so so true. What low hanging fruit and a way to reduce the two solitudes. A personal example is that I really loved the french Canadian version of 19-2 (much much better than the english Canadian remake). So different than your average american cop show with excellent character development. Buy try as I might, including visiting a bunch of stores in Montreal, I could never find one with English subtitles that I could use to introduce the show to my friends and family. The show has a lot of joule that would be tough even for someone with decent French to we l understand. Netflix carried it for a while, but that was the only place I found it with subtitles.
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