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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Global News, An Arm of the BC Liberal Government?

Another Canuck game day, yes I am a hockey fan and with a little puck luck the cup will come to British Columbia, however the saturation on TV and radio is so over the top, the Canucks play every year and most teams in the NHL (16 teams) will have a play off run, whether it 1...2...3...or 4 rounds is unknown....

The Olympics cost BC $billions of dollars whereas Canuck playoff runs cost nothing, oh sure there is a little money spent on local police but no where near the police state the IOC demands, hockey in Canada in BC is an economic driver that reaps huge benefits to a multitude of industries, however, when the cauldron is lit, the so-called "sacred Olympic cauldren"   the original meaning of the torch is gone, and at a cost of $thousands per hour when we are running huge deficits is wrong on so many levels, and to light it on a bright sunny afternoon, can you say Christy Clucking photo-op....

I listen to sports talk radio, the pundits and talking heads and some are good but most are so over the top, heavy maple syrup drowning out every real issue facing British Columbian`s, items like taxes, like social justice, corruption, the media by accident perhaps but I believe they are deliberately fluffing the news in order to soothe the savages, who wants knowledge about deficits and approaching tsunamis of bad economic news when we can hear about the Sedin`s older brother and who ate what for lunch, the Vancouver Sun and Province have daily 6 of about 8 headline stories all about the Canucks, when is enough enough, whatever happens in the playoffs will happen no matter how much saturation the media plies. The last Canuck loss, the crowds disappeared after the loss, the streets were barren and from the news footage shown.....The streets were empty and tons of garbage was strewn everywhere, I find that disgusting....It reminds me of a personal experience in a mall in Burnaby last month, here I was walking through the mall looking for a particular shop, and as you know I am not one to look the other way, there was a woman, in her late 20`s(I presume)...She had a baby in a stroller and another young child(7  or 8 years of age) beside her walking, I was behind walking the same direction, the walking child was eating junk food, in the couple of minutes I was behind her in lock step, the walking child threw the junk food wrappers on the ground, not once, not twice but on three different occasions, at first I was thinking that the mother didn`t see this activity, however when we were slowed by people traffic ahead of us and eventually came to a complete stop, the child opened another candy, threw the garbage on the ground, the mother was looking at the child, saw the action, did nothing, said nothing, at that time I scurried backwards and gathered all the garbage, ..Then quickly returned to the woman and said..."Hey, you dropped something"...She looked, she sneered and told me to fuck off....I then said to her..."You are one classy lady, you see those round cans everywhere in this mall, guess what, they`re for garbage".....Yes I know everyone isn`t a pig, but with all the celebration of lights problems with garbage, all the save the planet hype, these kids have no respect, are there no garbage cans in Vancouver...

So as a hockey fan I have been listening and watching these talking heads, which brings me to Global news and Squire Barnes.....I don`t blame Squire Barnes for talking hockey and I don`t blame Squire Barnes for the blatant propaganda that Global news has employed(for money) on behalf of the BC Liberal Government....Since the Canucks started their cup run Global news has been doing a LONG sports section with Squire Barnes called "The Stanley Show"...As in the Stanley cup....

The show is fine, talking heads promoting the Canucks but that is not where the problem lies, the Stanley show hosted by Squire is being inundated with BC Liberal  HST ads....They run one prominent ad promoting the HST where the woman talking in the ad uses past tense....She states..."Now that the HST has been lowered to 10%"...

Why has no one reported Global news and others to the CBSC(Canadian Broadcast Standards Council)...It`s false advertising, no, it`s a blatant lie, for Global news, CBC or whoever to run those ads where they advertise a lie, yes, a blatant bold faced lie.....From what I have seen on CBC ...CBC has only run the HST ads but Global news....

The Stanley show that Global news is running is not only running the HST ads but....On the top right side of the page is a BCLC Playnow.com logo ....And it states...."The Stanley show is sponsored by Playnow.com"....So here we have the Stanley show that runs several HST ads every time it airs(nightly)....But we have the entire 15 minute segment sponsored by the BC Liberal Government!....Why doesn`t Global news change their name to the Provincial propaganda channel....How ethical is it and believe me it gets worse, far worse for not only is Global prominently featuring HST ads on the Stanley show, not only is the entire show sponsored by our tax n spend Government but...

But Global and Government run several ads asking viewers to visit BCLC`s Playnow online gaming site, last night they showed a hand during the Stanley show, not just the ads but a hand ...What hand you say?...A poker hand...10 of spades...jack of spades..queen of spades...King of spades...Ace of spades then they state...You can win $10,000 dollars or $100,000 dollars just visit BCLC`s Playnow.com ...

So not only is the Stanley show inundated with lying misleading HST ads, not only is the entire program paid for by Christy Clark but they are actively using the ploy of advertising the chances of winning big money by simply visiting the BC Liberals gaming site......That tells me two things, Global news has no morals, no ethics, a corporate Government shill TV station, and that the Government is starved for dollars,  I`m surprised that the union or whoever governs honesty in journalism and even the on air staff at Global haven`t protested, but I guess it`s all about job security and lack of individual balls.

Global news, a BC Government shill, Squire Barnes and on air staff for the sake of job security are willing to be used, a pox on all their houses, Global News, Squire Barnes, anyone with moral and ethics would refuse to host that show!

The Straight Goods

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do not panic, Grant. According to the Surrey Leader (last Friday), 74% of their readers want the tax axed. That is something, since the Leader is pro-B.C. Liberal. Don't forget, folks: say yes to AXE THE TAX.

paisley said...

I witnessed this pro HST commercial tonight during the hockey. An outright lie. I have begun the process of a formal complaint with the broadcaster(CBC) and I am filing a complaint with elections BC. Probably a waste of time but I am so fed up, I just can't help myself.

Grant G said...

Good on you Paisley...I can`t believe those ads are legal, they use past tense, as in .."Since the HST has been lowered to 10%"...

Since...SINCE, since when the hell did they lower it 10%...

Are you kidding me...

The way I look at it, anyone can say anything true or false about the BC Liberals with absolutely no worries of a law suit..For the BC Liberals have lied so much, no court would proceed with a slaap suit a blogger or contributer when they could cite thousands of Liberal LIES...

And to prove my point, Kevin Falcon is getting hair transplants and a penis enlargement operation, as for his butt hole, he recently had the tears sewn up!

Cheers