MUST READ: Peter Worthington column today: “CBC AWOL in Afghanistan”

Are ya like me?  Do you think the state-owned, left-wing media in Canada is failing to tell the whole story — the true story — and that this may be on purpose?  Well then you just might be a… member of the smart set, and are sane and sober and aren’t drinking the Kool Aid.  (Or you just visit this web site a lot).

You have to read this to believe it.  Well actually all of you who visit this web site regularly will be anything but nonplussed.  Pass it on to all your friends and family, and your MP.  Or just sit there. Let it happen. 

CBC AWOL in Afghanistan

…Pritchard [an independent Calgary filmmaker] recalls talking to Combat Engineer Sgt. Shawn Eades seven months ago in Kandahar. Eades wasn’t surprised that the CBC rejected anything filmed by Pritchard, especially footage of Eades’ men dismantling a Taliban bomb factory. Despite all the awards Pritchard’s documentaries have earned, Eades wasn’t surprised.

“What do you expect, Garth,” said Eades. “They have no intention of telling our story. Didn’t they refuse your documentary on friendly fire?”

Pritchard was the only one to film the “friendly fire” air attack on the Pats in 2002 that killed four and wounded eight. The CBC rejected Pritchard’s I-was-there documentary, and later hired a Toronto filmmaker who’d never been to Afghanistan to do a one-hour documentary titled … wait for it … Friendly Fire.  …

This gives me another good opportunity to deploy this graphic I put on PTBC T-shirts a while back, which virtually nobody bought:

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And with regard to the CBC, here’s what I think:  State-owned and state-run media should be banned in this country, and that notion enshrined in our constitution. 

(Thanks to conservativegal for the article)

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