Canadian Canary said...
"Stephen Smart was on CBC Radio this morning saying he'll be hosting the Vancouver morning show this week.
"Listen in folks, because CBC often doesn't put his interviews on podcast, I think they don't podcast his interviews on political matters so that no one can refer back to them later and criticize him.
"But Smart's misinformation does its damage when it is sent out live over the airwaves across the province. Most people don't know who Stephen Smart is married to (or that his father is a BC Supreme Court judge), they just think he's the CBC's "Leg. guy" as he's so coyly referred to by CBC. Only those who follow the blogosphere know this.
"Maybe Friends of CBC should be informed of this obvious conflict of interest, or worse, possible collusion.
"When Smart launched into his political news interview this morning about the "review" produced by BC Hydro, he spoke only about them reducing their proposed rate hike by a reduction in Hydro jobs. On and on he and the other CBC host went, all about Hydro jobs, too many engineers, comparing the number of engineers in Hydro to the ferries or transportation...
"Smart and the host said not a single word about the billions of dollars of contracts awarded to "independent" producers (friends of the Liberals) for which we taxpayers are beholden, or the unnecessary billion dollar expenditure to replace perfectly good meters with so-called Smart Meters for dubious purposes and benefits, both of which were raised in interview clips with other people at the start of Smart's discussion.
"Stephen Smart should be removed from CBC -- today. I would urge people to call their CBC stations, Radio and TV, and ask to speak to the executive director, call and write the CRTC, MPs. Don't take weasel words for an answer either.
"And Christy Clark should remove Smart's wife from her Executive job as deputy director of communications.
"This is just nonsense. Yet both the premier and CBC carry on as if there is nothing untoward. They are playing a dangerous game, thumbing their noses at the citizens of this province.
"I am so angry I am even thinking I should picket CBC offices."
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