Questions from Hanson (Carnage & Culture)

Chuck Murcko
Sun, 17 Mar 2002 19:52:16 -0500

Ways to find other viewpoints exist besides getting a shortwave radio.

Frankly, I'm not too impressed with the CBC's agenda either (the CBC 
shortwave service I listen to here has signal strength enough to drive a 
small car), but like it or not, I guess Canada is collectively part of 
the "imperialist" alliance:

"Canadian troops return from front lines
Last Updated Sun, 17 Mar 2002 19:35:54

BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN - Canadian soldiers wound down their first 
full-scale combat mission since the Korean War on the weekend, after 
spending five days on a mountain ridge in eastern Afghanistan. "

On Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 07:25 PM, Owen Byrne wrote:

> Except that Mr. Bell is actually capable of coherent argument, while you
> almost immediately resort to the wonderful rhetorical weapon of yours - 
> name
> calling. Everyone who doesn't agree with you seems to be suffering from
> blind, impotent rage.
> What is interesting of course, is that he was talking about the 
> availability
> of different viewpoints in Canada. Of course the primary reason for that
> difference is the fact that we have the CBC, Canada's state run media. 
> While
> the other Canadian networks increasingly resemble what passes for 
> journalism
> south of the border (reading corporate press releases/announcing new
> consumer products), the CBC actually does investigative journalism. So
> you're right, there definitely is a difference between state run media 
> and
> corporation-run media. The word "integrity" pretty wells sums it up. I 
> think
> the British would probably feel the same way about their state-run 
> media.
> Owen
> ----- Original Message -----
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>> First of all, show me that there's any difference between the State-Run
>> media in Egypt and the free press in the US right now (in terms of 
>> their
>> unrepentant affirmation of government policy) and I will buy you a 
>> beer.
>> That Mr. Bell sees no difference between our press and Egypt simply 
>> shows
>> that his impotent rage has blinded any common sense he might have ever
>> possessed.  He isn't worth responding too.
>> The Palestinians have earned a genocidal response from Isreal.  I only
> hope
>> that when it comes Israel doesn't also find it necessary to use the
> Sampson
>> option.