Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

CBC on strike? Meh.


I should care that the CBC is on strike, particularly since Newsworld is my breakfast viewing of choice. But surprisingly, it’s been real easy to replace MotherCorp with a variety of information sources, mostly Internet based. I’d bet the rest of Canada feels about the same way, though you’d never know it from the insular over-analyzing going on at rival media outlets.

But that says something about the decline of the CBC over the past few years. Frankly, their radio is getting a little too over-earnest and faux-hip for me (insert DNTO rant here), and the main television station was always a bit of a write-off. Newsworld was consistently decent, but now that they’re stacking the deck with old Passionate Eye reruns, I can hardly complain.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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