You thought Barack Obama and his regime’s Obamacare roll-out was his scandal-ridden government’s disaster du jour? Well perhaps. But it only cost around $500 million of taxpayer cash borrowed from the Chinese for that predictably failed rollout. The Canadian state-owned CBC sucks up $1.2 BILLION every year. And after decades, it is apparently continuing to do so mostly for the purpose of failing.
The only show that the state-owned, socialism-reliant CBC has in the top-20 is a hockey game, the broadcast rights for which were bought by the state-owned behemoth, using taxpayer funds, in competition against private citizen-owned broadcasters (taxpayers). That’s right, through the state-owned, taxpayer-funded CBC, the government competes against its own citizens. This little game of non-free-market idiocy (some would say liberal fascism, and they’d be spot on) is automatically won by the state-owned CBC, because they’re the player with the most cash.
1 BIG BANG THEORY – CTV
2 CRIMINAL MINDS – CTV
3 HNIC PRIME EAST – CBC
4 NCIS – Global
5 SURVIVOR:BLOOD/WATER – Global
6 C.S.I. – CTV
7 MARVEL AGENTS/SHIELD – CTV
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES – Global
9 GREY’S ANATOMY – CTV
10 AMAZING RACE 23 – CTV
10 THE BLACKLIST – Global
12 THE VOICE – CTV
13 TWO AND A HALF MEN – CTV
14 BONES – Global
15 THE MENTALIST – CTV
16 BLUE BLOODS – CTV
17 CTV EVENING NEWS – CTV
18 CASTLE – CTV
19 HAWAII FIVE-O – Global
20 ARROW – CTV
Information from BBM, representing Canadian audience aged two and up.
I also like to point out, in case you didn’t notice, that almost none of the shows on any of the networks on this list are actually purely Canadian shows — they’re American shows originating from American networks. A rare exception is CTV National News, which comes in at number 17. Hey Joel, where is the state-owned CBC’s “the National?” It’s not in the top-20 chart as you can see. It’s not even in the top-30, which is as far down as the BBM ratings bother to go. It’s so unpopular that it’s literally an “off the charts” failure.
But I point out this dearth of Canadian shows on Canadian networks because aside from progressives in government wasting billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars on the failed CBC, and continuing to do so like insane people, year after year, Canadians are also robbed of their money to pay for Canadian productions, through myriad government-run social engineering agencies like the Canadian Media Fund and Telefilm Canada. In fact as if to double-down on the socialist inanity, the state-owned, taxpayer-funded CBC actually buys those programs to broadcast on their failed networks, to no viewers.
It’s all obviously an abject and extremely expensive failure. But like with the CBC, progressives in government insist on blowing wads of taxpayer cash on this failed experiment in socialism, and on its ugly offspring, social engineering.
Progressives — whether socialists, liberals, or the many that are obviously even in the Conservative Party ranks — are the problem. A conservative — or any normal, sane, freedom-loving government — would immediately eliminate the CBC and the various related social engineering agencies, and reduce taxes by an amount equal to the billions saved. It would not simply be a good fiscal move, it would be a sound social and economic policy advancing freedom in Canada and moving Canada forward. Or to put it another way, “a nice change.”
I always like to sign off of these posts asking this: what kind of government does this? What kind of government competes against its own citizens in business for profit, for business, for advertisers, for attention, for discussion — especially in the forum of ideas and moreover, in politics? … and demanding an answer.
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