A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
In case you missed it, you should really read Tara Henley’s devastating takedown of Canada’s public broadcaster (funded by your tax dollars!) the CBC. Henley is a leftist and long-time CBC employee, and she describes her former workplace as follows:
To work at the CBC in the current climate is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon journalistic integrity.
It is to sign on, enthusiastically, to a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses in the United States and spread through American social media platforms that monetize outrage and stoke societal divisions. It is to pretend that the “woke” worldview is near universal — even if it is far from popular with those you know, and speak to, and interview, and read.
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.
To work at the CBC is to submit to job interviews that are not about qualifications or experience — but instead demand the parroting of orthodoxies, the demonstration of fealty to dogma.
It is to become less adversarial to government and corporations and more hostile to ordinary people with ideas that Twitter doesn’t like.
None of that is news, but it is nice to hear it from an insider. Based on the Twitter meltdowns from current CBC folks, she hit them right where it counts.
Christianity Today has a roundup of the top ten biblical archaeological discoveries of the past year that I found really interesting.
How did Quebec go from one of the most religious regions in the Western world to one of the most secular? Andre Pratte has a valuable explainer in the National Post.
In The Critic, Maya Forstater details the lay of the land in the ongoing resistance to the transgender movement, “The second gender war.” There’s both bad news and good news—but the good news is that real victories are being won and real ground is being taken.
In Canada, the noose continues to tighten around conservatives. Right-wing flame-thrower Ezra Levant of The Rebel was apparently denied a commercial mortgage by RBC simply for his political views—but you won’t find any coverage of this obviously significant event in the Canadian media. For that, you’ll have to go to Fox News.
I’ve plugged The Post-Liberal Order Substack here a few times, and for those interested in the intellectual debate over the future of conservatism, it is must-read material. One of the latest is titled “Conservative Hospice Care” by Patrick Deneen. I don’t know if their vision of a post-liberal order can come to fruition, but these men are dreaming big dreams and it is fascinating to observe.
Sarah Weddington, the young lawyer who argued for abortion in Roe v. Wade, has died at the age of 76. Her story was just recently told in Josh Prager’s powerful new book The Family Roe—and she passed away without discovering if the Court was about to reverse its most controversial decision. Henry Wade is gone; Norma “Jane Roe” McCorvey is gone; most of the justices who ruled on Roe are gone. The first chapter of the American abortion wars is almost closed.
2 thoughts on “Canada’s bankrupt media (and other stories)”
If you listen to CBC, one would wonder whether there has been a two hour period in the last two years in which there was no story/interview involving the LGBTQ2 movement. It would seem that sexuality defines people. My identity should be that of one created in the image of God!
Paul Kennedy used to host IDEAS. He had a speaker on supporting some aspect of science. He was openly and adamantly supporting evolution. The interesting thing was that he mentioned several times three tests that theories had to meet. Two of them were that it has to be repeatable ( as in a lab), and falsifiable (by trial and lab experiment). He was using these to denounce creation. Yet, the things that evolutionists espouse cannot be repeated in a lab, nor can you falsify it by lab test. But the host never noticed!