As we know, liberals are all about the nuance—there are only shades of gray—no black and white, blah blah and a semi loquacious blah, if you will, relatively speaking, if it suits you, and the U.N. approves, and exhaustive negotiations have taken place with the union, and all that.
That’s why I find it suspicious and therefore also unpalatable that the state-run CBC would risk the perception that they are mocking Memoirs: 1939-1993 —the formal published memoirs of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, with their supposedly humorous textual banner across their screen which read “Life of Brian” (clearly a reference to the comic movie “Life of Brian”), today.
CBC makes a joke out of a former prime minister’s book
“Life of Brian” was a comedy flick. A Monty Python laugh. A joke.
I could be wrong—maybe the liberals at the CBC are simply high on pot—if you’re open-minded, that’s not an impossibility; and/or they are now so laid-back and nonchalant and informal… that they now presume it to be appropriate to call our honorable past Prime Ministers by their first names—like “Brian”—on the state-run “news” network.
Now liberals, before you send me all those emails admonishing me with that arrogant and ever-so nuanced and casual tone of a know-it-all (liberal) grown-up addressing a petulant (non-liberal) child (that’s me), and offering that trite and jejune “take a chill pill” or “don’t take everything so seriously”—type of advice you think so sage and which I could NEVER have thought of on my own, recognize that actually I’m not without a sense of humor. In fact I’m all about the humor and sardonic and the well-placed quips—I practically rely on all that here at this web site. Ann Coulter is one of our columnists. Mike Adams. Doug Giles, and others. Enough said.
But the fact is, the innuendo—and the unavoidable implication perceived by many as a result of the choice of “joke banners” by the leftist state-run CBC—is that either the formidable Brian Mulroney or his book are in fact a joke, not unlike the film of that name, and are not to be taken too seriously. You know, the way Michael Moore’s flicks, which they’ve previewed and positively reviewed and broadcasted and rebroadcasted 8,000 times on the Newsworld “news” channel, are to be taken deadly seriously.
And the other fact is that—I’m so sorry—me and PTBC are not a taxpayer-funded state-run national news network television, with the requisite decorum that should obviously come with that lofty position —they are that. I have a virtual license to blow off politicians—they don’t. It’s just that black and white.
When I last saw an interview with Michael Moore on the CBC, I noted that the banner said “Sicko”. Rather unfortunate, if you read it the way I did, but that was the name of his movie as well. Why not a banner saying: Memoirs: 1939-1993? Too serious for the now newly (and I suspect temporarily) frivolous jesters at the state-run media? Too likely to lead—perish the thought—to book sales for the former Progressive Conservative leader?
And if you agree, maybe you could send a polite—respectful of course!—note to the president of the state-run CBC, Robert Rabinovitch, who was appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada. You can go ahead and call him Bob, Bobby, or Bobo, or whatever the heck you want while still commanding respect.
To demonstrate (among other things) the treatment given to Michael Moore’s ever-so-honorable flick, here’s how the CBC treated him.