Random, casual observations while staring at a large map of the world on my office wall and thinking about things with my feet up on my desk:
State-run CBC’s “Newsworld” channel’s Sandra Abma (apparently either the new “On the Scene” segment gal or filling in for the vacationing “On the Scene” segment gal): First, it’s a story on something being reported by the American-style TMZ.com, which she pronounces American-style: TMZ rather than TMZed. I’ll bet she also says Lay-Z-Boy rather than Lay-Zed-Boy.
Next story from “On the Scene”: another non-story, this one about a made-for-TV movie being shot in Toronto called “Guns”. Actor interviewed. First words out of his mouth: “We’ve got to send out the message that…” [then of course insert liberal-speak here…]. Because of course we can’t get enough “messages” slipped into movies and TV shows from the liberals these days.
So of course I look “Guns” up, trying to find the various Canadian state-funding symbols including the liberals’ ubiquitous logo, and I find an article at CTV.ca (even though the movie is a CBC project. It’s another cross-promotion!) Included in the article: these gratuitously off-topic anti-rich-folks class-war editorial words from the apparently impoverished reporter about a star of the movie who is Canadian: “For her 22nd birthday, her ‘House of Wax’ co-star Paris Hilton gave her and [sic] autographed copy of her autobiography and a bottle of her perfume as a gift. No wonder the rich stay rich. They’re cheap.”
Next story; it’s about “Beraaackk Obaaaama” which she pronounces using a sheep-like aaaa sound. Like slap. Story: He appeared on John Stewart’s anti-conservative liberal hour of love. That’s all. The banner across the bottom of the CBC screen informed us: “Obama on Daily Show”. It’s “On the scene”! (Of course, sadly for the state-run network, the Daily Show starring John Stewart is “On the CTV network’s Scene”… so that’s fun, in a cross-promotional liberalvision kind of way.
(No mention, by the way, of the fact several Republican candidates have also bravely appeared on that show, but yes I know, they’re Republicans!; nor that Barack Hussein Obama thought the leader of our country was President Stephen Harper, and how, by their own scoring system, that makes him a “total moron”. So story coverage is still rather selective even with this new “On the Scene” gal.
Rather unrelated but still on the state-run media “scene”: “news” anchor Nancy (“very interesting!”) Wilson observes in a later segment that Quebec papers and commentators are saying that the recent deaths of soldiers who happen to be from Quebec is “The Price of War”.
Price of war?
No, I think to myself —it’s the price of peace. The cost of freedom. Idiots.
Nancy Wilson later interviews a “political scientist” regarding Afghanistan and she calls it “George Bush’s war on terror”.
She ends the piece with this—perhaps a Freudian slip, perhaps not:
“OK well… we’ll continue to see how public opinion is shaped…”
Yeah, she’s right.