Tuesday, February 22, 2005

CBC Uses Two Minutes of a Three Hour Interview to Deceive Canadians

Last month, the CBC aired the most biased piece of left-wing garbage ever. The show was a Fifth Estate episode called Sticks and Stones. During the show, CBC reporter Bob McKeown interviewed American Conservative Ann Coulter. Ms. Coulter happened to mention that Canada sent troops to Vietnam. Bob McKeown said Canada took a pass on Vietnam in a way that completely denied any involvement by our country in that war.

The truth about Canadian involvement in the Vietnam War is very different from what Bob McKeown and the CBC would have everyone believe.

In an interesting twist, Greg Staples just happened to catch an interview of Ann Coulter on C-Span recently.

On the C-Span interview [34:55], Ann Coulter mentioned that she was interviewed for three hours by Bob McKeown. The CBC calls itself ‘Canada’s voice’ and portrays itself as a source for balanced journalism. Yet, the CBC picked the weakest two minutes of a three hour interview to fit its left-wing agenda of discrediting conservatives.

Ann Coulter used her opportunity on the C-Span interview to correct her remark by pointing out, that although Canadians did not fight in Vietnam under the Canadian flag, over 10,000 Canadians did fight in that war with the American army. She also said:

“I would really like the whole interview I did to be played and if Canadian Broadcasting has the testosterone to do it. Why won’t they let conservatives talk live? Why are they so afraid of that.”

Maybe the readers of this article would like to leave a comment with the CBC and ask?


At 6:23 a.m., Blogger Flanstein said...

I just sent them an e-mail to let them know how pleased i was to see them illustrate the arrogance of the far-right wing towards other countries.

Coulter was gently told that Canada did not send troops to Vietnam. She insisted that we did - implying that a Canadian knew less about our own history than she did. Good work CBC!

At 2:27 p.m., Blogger A Hermit said...

Coulter is a vicious hack with a weak grasp of logic and an even weaker grasp of the facts. Her C-SPAN revisionism is a sad attempt to cover up her original ignorance.

The sooner the so called liberal media stop giving air time to self promoting demagogues like Coulter the better off we'll all be.

At 3:58 p.m., Blogger Hamm172 said...

Flanstein and hermit both missed the point of Michael's post. It was that the CBC unashamedly manipulates the facts and deliberately presents half-truths as whole, in it's very activist role as a biased promoter of left wing values (or lack therof).
Half-truths you say?
Yes, I say. Remember the January CBC reports of a Knights of Columbus hall that canceled a lesbian wedding reception in Port Coquitlam? Those cads. The CBC neglected to report that the KofC not only rented an alternate hall for the disappointed pair, but also ordered and paid for the printing of new invitations. So much for balanced reporting.
By the way, the numbers of Canadians who joined the U.S. military to fight Communism in Vietnam outnumbered the chickenshit cowards who dodged the draft and fled to Canada to avoid service. Likewise Canadian industry made millions supplying the American military during this period with the encouragement of the then-ruling Liberal government.

At 9:11 p.m., Blogger Flanstein said...

Is that the same "communism" that America today licks the ass of in the form of China?

Men of principle who came to Canada to avoid a stupid and unjust war are to be applauded.

At 9:43 p.m., Blogger darcey said...

I don't understand. Approx 10,000 canucks went to Vietnam as volunteers. I know some of them. The CBC is wrong.

America licks the ass of China?

Your wrong too. Thats Paul Martin.

Men who came to Canada to avoid war vote liberal.

If it wasn't for the US you wouldn't be able to make fun of terrorists on your blog.

At 11:34 p.m., Blogger Brent Colbert said...

But Hermit the point you miss is that she was right, Canadians did fight and die in South East Asia and their service should not be dismissed by a tax funded broadcaster.

At 2:44 a.m., Blogger Hamm172 said...

Men of Principle? Hah!

I've met and known two draft dodgers who live here. Neither are nice guys. One is currently a deadbeat dad who is ducking his parental responsibility, and the other is a small town newspaperman and a cheapshot jerk.

At 5:10 a.m., Blogger Flanstein said...

Only white-wingers could still try and justify the war in vietnam. It was wrong then, it's wrong now.

"Fight against communism" What a joke! Today, China is one of the USA's largest trading partners. Today, America shakes in its boots at N. Korea who may, or may not have a nuclear weapon.

The men who came to Canada to avoid killing innocent people ARE men of principle. I also know two of them - finer more upstanding guys you couldn't ask to meet.

And not surprisingly, Canadian conservatives side with coulter - a woman who has consistently slagged Canada. Do you folks ALL hate you own country?

At 11:36 a.m., Blogger Hamm172 said...

I hope you remember the slave labour the Chinese elite exploited to make their cheap electronics and clothes the next time you're shopping. That the West does so much trade with China today disgusts me.
As for Vietnam, the atrocities committed by the Viet Cong to coerce the countryside to support them are the typical human rights abuses that liberal snots have always ignored in their fellow travelers.
The war was wrong? I'll say. It never should have happened. Ho-Chi-Minh was an ally during the 2nd world war. The Allies committed a grave injustice when they gave Vietnam back to the bloody french. Like Castro, Uncle Ho didn't start off as a communist.

And as for Ann Coulter, it wasn't Canada per se, she merely enjoys slagging liberals. And we have a surplus.

At 1:39 p.m., Blogger darcey said...

Flanstein should expand on his term "white-winger".

It is interesting how you can't tell the difference between the far left and far right. Both bathe in hate.

At 3:58 p.m., Blogger A Hermit said...

"But Hermit the point you miss is that she was right, Canadians did fight and die in South East Asia and their service should not be dismissed by a tax funded broadcaster."You're misrepresenting the facts. Coulter said, on camera, that the Canadian government sent troops to Vietnam, and insisted in that error even after the interviewer corrected her.

It's only since the story started to spread that she's revised her version of the facts.

And no one here is trying to "dismiss the service" of those Canadians who chose, as individuals, to serve with American forces in Indochina. That's was never the story here.

Coulter, I'll repeat it, is a vicious, lying hack with no respect for the truth. She complains about "leftist" incivility and "treason" while simultaneously wishing that Tim McVeigh had parked his truck in front of the NY Times and writing that "a little local fascism" is a good thing...

For someone who once told a disabled Vietnam vet "People like you caused us to lose that war..." to now pretend she is all concerned about honouring Canadians who served is simply pathetic.

I would hope that Canadian conservatives have enough sense not to link themselves to lunatics like Coulter...


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