But of course, being Ezra, a Rovian and a somewhat stressed-out Straussian at heart, he (pretends?) to assail Harper and bad punk music and turns it all, oddly enough, into a twisted plea to shut down our public broadcaster.
It brilliantly weaves into the mix, the doubtful role of cultural funding in Harperland the presumption of his being an expert in things musical, gets in a lick or two at a government that he is known to support, (for balance?) and attacks the only public media in the country. A CBC which needs, in my opinion a lot less Government meddling. The media IMO needs to be separate from both religion and state. We need the Canadian Broadcasting Company to be more independent and under much less mean spirited Right winged political pressure.
Harper has been implicated in some very serious stuff, at some point the courts are bound to somehow deny a final appeal eventually. A lot of Canadians are not aware of just how much of Harper's future is now in the hands of the courts. We need independent media, and free social media so that those of us who get this stuff, are able to share it. I say share it freely.
He makes no mention of the role of such fine institutions as the SUN though. Besides it is an entirely private enterprise which just happens to have a new competing (AS IF) news service of it's own. It is a bargain at half the price and generally well worth the ?? 25 cents ?? that a hard-copy is going for on weekdays here in Harperland.
" Stephen Harper says he needs to find $4 billion to cut to meet his campaign platform.I really wanted to comment there but the defender of Free speech himself writes a SUN blog that does ^NOT allow comments. It is sad really! Come on SUN open it up!
Where should he start? Transfers to hospitals and schools? Equipment for our soldiers in danger?
No. He should privatize the CBC and let Living With Lions busk for a living.
It’s not even a question of taste or art. It’s about whether something that calls itself a Conservative government can continue to fund a state broadcaster and have bigoted punk bands on the public dime."
I await a reply. If you are an Ezra fan let him and the editors over there know that we are waiting over here.
Love the logic Ezra. Living with lions sucks (that much is true enough but just for kicks let me add that they received a Whopping one one hundred thousandth of the cost of the G20) so let's Scrap the CBC. And the way you worked the word 'bigoted' in there was awesome. You are such a pro.
At least you got the part about the band being bad right. But that is ^NOT your call. Nor is it mine.
Canada's Neo-Cons ~ Defunding Democracy, one Public Broadcaster at a time.
Ezra says he has Flavourful Opinions. You'll have to decide exactly what flavour that is. I couldn't possibly comment.
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