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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Political Movie on the CBC

Tonight CBC is showing part one of "The Trojan Horse", the sequel to Paul Gross' 2004 mini-series "H2O."

The first movie ended with the plot by the Prime Minister to enrich Canada by selling water to the United States collapsing, with Canada falling into civil disorder and resultantly being occupied by the United States.  This second movie deals with the aftermath of Canada voting to join the United States, with Gross' character running for President with the covert backing of several European governments.

Yes, I know that Gross is a leftist.  But, I have to admit, I do like the guy a bit.  "Slings & Arrows" is probably among my five favourite television shows of all time (The Simpsons, Newsradio, Star Trek, Babylon 5...  Hmmm...  Maybe top ten).

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How many hospital beds or MRI machines could have been acquired with the money used to produce this fantasy propaganda?

The CBC must be eliminated NOW! It serve no other purpose besides the privilege of its employees. Fire them all now, bury the archives, and burn down the buildings. No trace of this pro-terrorist, pro-Nazi, organization must remain on this earth. Take their Holocaust denying, America-bashing agitprop someplace else, like North Korea!

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-03-30 2:59:50 PM


ZP, the miniseries was produced and financed by Whizbang Films, not the CBC. Do your homework.

Mind you, aren't you the guy who said the original Zebulon Pike burnt Toronto to the ground two days after his own death? So maybe I should say do your homework, and have your mom double check it too.

Fifteen seconds of Googling. One string, "CBC trojan horse production" would have saved you the embarrassment. But Maybe you were sleep deprived and misspoke.

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2008-03-30 4:42:47 PM


"Political Movie on the CBC
Tonight CBC is showing part one of "The Trojan Horse", the sequel to Paul Gross' 2004 mini-series "H2O."

Where are my royalties?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-03-30 5:02:25 PM


The CBC paid to air it; that's sufficient for me.
Over $1 billion goes into financing the CBC each year. That is $1b too much and it must end immediately. End this atrocity NOW!

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-03-30 5:04:53 PM


"This second movie deals with the aftermath of Canada voting to join the United States, with Gross' character running for President with the covert backing of several European governments."

Let me see:

Africa the continuing basket case living hand to mouth

Europe the effeminate lady in waiting for the Islamic penetration

South America the schizophrenic drug dealers battling AIDS and Maoists

East Asian conformity cowed by the murderous Chinese communists

South Asian hors d'oeuvres waiting to see whether the Muslims or Chinese communists feast upon them.

The US and Canada joining. Not a bad deal in the grand scheme of things. I can image it much worse.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-03-30 5:34:07 PM


Over $1 billion goes into financing the CBC each year. That is $1b too much and it must end immediately. End this atrocity NOW!

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 30-Mar-08 5:04:53 PM

Where do you live again?

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-03-30 6:12:23 PM


"The CBC paid to air it; that's sufficient for me.
Over $1 billion goes into financing the CBC each year. That is $1b too much and it must end immediately. End this atrocity NOW!"

In 2007, CBC television generated $315 million in advertising revenue, which covered 95% of their programming production budget* for a service that 86% of Canadians use*.

So in reality ZP, he CBC will get paid to air it, by all those sponsors who'll interrupt the show every 10-15 minutes with 30 to 90 second advertisements. But how about a, "point taken, OK the CBC didn't pay to produce the series" now and then?

If you're all about ending atrocities, put your words in action and join the Toronto Police force in fighting Bill S-203, not some badly lit low-season melodrama on the tube.

*Source: CBC Annual Report 2007.

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2008-03-30 6:32:11 PM


The CBC plays funny. Ratings mean absolutely nothing to them. Public opinion means nothing to them. When they cancelled Don Messer in 1968 it was the number one show in Canada. Arrogant pricks.

Posted by: dp | 2008-03-30 6:41:22 PM


Are you paranoid in your dreams too?

It's. A. Television. Drama.

CBC aired the new Dr. Who too, I don't suppose you think they aired it to secretly push the agenda of the Time Lords from the planet Gallifrey, do you?

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2008-03-30 6:45:43 PM


PR,

"Are you paranoid in your dreams too?

It's. A. Television. Drama."

Perhaps you should reserve this question for my lefty friends who think the US is going to come marching down into Canada, (guns, in our streets, no kidding) any day now.

Talk about paranoid! They call it Hollywood North for a reason. And reason it ain't!

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-03-30 6:49:47 PM


PR

Do you actually believe 86% of Canadians watch the CBC? I mean other than accidentally clicking on a station while channel surfing.

Posted by: dp | 2008-03-30 6:58:32 PM


The Bastille only had 6 prisoners in it, who were very annoyed when some so-called Revolutionaries disturbed them. That doesn't mean it was not the symbol of state terror in Ancien Regime France!

Burn the CBC now.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-03-30 7:34:46 PM


Well the real bad guy is the socialist, though they of course do make the U.S. President look like the standard mean, overbearing American. Part 1 was actually okay...took awhile to figure out who was doing what...certainly better than "The Border", the predictable intel 'drama' that CBC has been trying to promote, which sucked big time. (At least the first show...which was all I could stomach.)

Posted by: Markalta | 2008-03-30 11:14:36 PM


DP: "PR Do you actually believe 86% of Canadians watch the CBC? I mean other than accidentally clicking on a station while channel surfing."

Those are the published numbers, but I'd say they're pretty accurate. Remember it's one of the only channels available in most remote communities, home to a stack of children's programming, it airs Hockey Night in Canada, and so on. And judging by how often content on CBC is cited here, I'd ay even its critics 'use' the CBC, which is all they're saying with that 86% number.

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2008-03-31 8:13:10 AM


I forgot about hockey PR.

Posted by: dp | 2008-03-31 8:19:41 AM


"I forgot about hockey PR."

It's March, most of us do.

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2008-03-31 8:36:05 AM


PR: You must live in Toronto! :)

Posted by: Markalta | 2008-03-31 12:53:20 PM


Here's an interesting site that does a serious look at a Canada-US merger: www.UnitedNorthAmerica.org

Posted by: FreedomNorthAmerica | 2008-03-31 6:31:30 PM



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