CBC News

CBC News is the English-language news station for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada). CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television. The English- and French-language service units of the corporation are commonly known as CBC and Radio-Canada respectively, and both short-form names are also commonly used in the applicable language to refer to the corporation as a whole.1) 2)

COVID-19

Pharmaceutical Propaganda

  • Benadryl (a Johnson & Johnson product)3)
  • Downplaying concerns about allergic reactions to ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine products including polyethylene glycol (PEG).4)
  • Reiterating severe adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines such as anaphylaxis are not common and that the focus should be on the “thousands who are being inoculated and tolerating it well.“5)
  • Commented “insect venom that could trigger a reaction in people in this situation is not a component in the vaccine profiles” in response to a situation where a woman didn’t want to take the COVID-19 shot because she had previously suffered an allergic reaction to the flu shot and had a honey bee allergy.6)
  • In November 2021, featured Zainab Abdurrahman and Supriya Sharma, Heath Canada's chief medical adviser, to discuss COVID-19 injections for children.7)

Funding

CBC/Radio-Canada has received substantial financial assistance from the Government of Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.8) In May 2019, Trudeau joked that the reason the media let him and his party off easy is “because we paid them $600,000,000.00,” which he indeed did pay.9) 10)

Criticism

Former employee Tara Henley reportedly fielded increasing numbers of complaints about CBC before she quit and moved to writing on Substack, saying “to work at the CBC in the current climate is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon journalistic integrity.”11)

In a letter to members of the People's Party of Canada, leader Maxime Bernier emphasized Henley's statement that the CBC is now “an explicitly racist organization” - “To work at the CBC now is to accept the idea that race is the most significant thing about a person, and that some races are more relevant to the public conversation than others. It is, in my newsroom, to fill out racial profile forms for every guest you book; to actively book more people of some races and less of others.”12)

1)
Makarenko, J. (2010, June 1). The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Re:politics. https://archive.ph/6NLPQ
2)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. WikiSpooks. Retrieved January 2, 2022, from https://archive.ph/nbCWA
3)
On CBC News November 2019. (2019, November). LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/z-abdurrahman-draforallergy/detail/overlay-view/urn:li:fsd_profileTreasuryMedia:(ACoAACBs6mkBViF9zPagONeFUz1yW8SWu9Oh-Dg,1574308226409)/
4)
Clinical allergist answers key questions about vaccine. (2020, December 15). CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1831981635920
5)
Severe COVID-19 vaccine reactions like anaphylaxis not common, says specialist. (2020, December). CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1833481795921
6)
Ghonaim, H. (2021, January 21). Covid vaccination requirement means lost opportunity for Guelph, Ont., nurse. CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/guelph-nurse-waterloo-health-covid-mandatory-vaccination-1.5873659
7)
Bresnahan, R. (2021, November 22). Experts answer your questions about kids and COVID-19 vaccines. CBC Radio. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1976583235889
8)
Ronnie. (2020, November 5). Media In Canada Obedient To Gov’t Covid Narrative Largely Because Of Subsidies. Canuck Law. https://archive.ph/44WNq
9)
Free Your Mind. (2021, September 20). JUSTIN TRUDEAU BUSTED ON CAMERA ADMITTING OF BUYING OUT CANADIAN NEWS MEDIA WITH TAXPAYERS MONEY. BitChute; EUMELs Media Library. https://archive.ph/8FUaA
10)
Fildebrandt, D. (2020, October 10). How Trudeau bought the media. The Western Standard; Wildrose Media Corp. https://web.archive.org/web/20201023221550/https://westernstandardonline.com/2020/10/how-trudeau-bought-the-media/
11)
Henley, T. (2022, January 3). Tara Henley: Why I quit the CBC. National Post. https://archive.ph/rp3zX
12)
Bernier, M. (2022, January 7). The CBC is a Racist Organization. People’s Party of Canada. https://www.campfire.wiki/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=the_cbc_is_a_racist_organization.pdf
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