Friday, February 3, 2012

Canadian TV Uses Taxpayer Dollars For Racy Programming

Things have gotten sexier at the CBC
February 3, 2012 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is under fire for spending taxpayer money to put "soft"p*rn*graphic videos to post on the Internet.

(Note: It'a amusing that Google Adsense ads disappear when you're looking at this post. That why you'll see the words like "p*rn" and "p*rn*graph" - YOU know what it means, but the bots don't.)

"The French radio wing of the CBC is under fire for offering soft p*rn on a special website," reported Newstalk1010.

Children of any age are able to view the content. Although the CBC call the produced-in-France content "soft," it shows full n*dity and expl*c*t s*x acts. You can see a sample of the port, courtesy of The Edmonton Sun. (Watch at your own discretion, however, and don't say you were not warned.)

Apparently, things are either more interesting in Canada than I've long suspected they were, or they are indeed so boring that government bureaucrats feel compelled to spice things up with official p*rn*graphy.

The Toronto Sun newspaper's Brian Lilley wrote yesterday that "CBC’s French division has been posting a p*rn*graphic television show on one of their websites free for all to see. Let me be clear about something: The one thing the Internet does not need more of is p*rn. But some well-paid executive over at the state broadcaster not only disagreed and thought there needed to be more p*rn online, they used tax dollars, taken from your wallet, to pay for this."  At the center of the controversy is a show called "Hard."

Blogger "Blazing Cat Fur" posted this afternoon about this breaking scandal. 

"CBC filed copyright complaints against SunTV and myself," wrote BCF, "for this video clip taken from the Brian Lilley show that aired February 2nd. Spoilsports. The CBC didn't like the fact they got caught spending tax payer money on p*rn. CBC exec explains how they spend $1.1 billion in tax dollars every year." Blazing Cat Fur's video, above, shows CBC's Executive VP Kirstine Stewart trying to explain away the CBC-produced  p*rn by saying that they were "doing the best with what we have."

The CBC is fighting dirty with Blazing Cat Fur, as Vlad Tepes reports in his post "CBC bullies Canadian blogger and taxpayer, Blazing Cat Fur for posting video from SUN TV" today. (Big hat tip to my good friends at, who were on this story like pasties on a stripper.)

On Thursday, reported Lilley, CBC said "that the show would stay on its website, but only be available in the wee hours. Consistent with its policies and programs to ensure that the Hard series is not seen by children, Radio-Canada made the decision to limit the broadcast between midnight and 4 a.m. (EST) today, CBC’s French division posted on their Facebook page."

Fortunately, not everybody in the Canadian federal government is amoral and corrupt. It would seem, however, that they are all completely insane.

Newstalk1010 reported that "Heritage Minister James Moore says he won't stand for it," and that "Moore says it raises serious concerns about some programming decisions being made with taxpayers' dollars by the CBC."

Minister Moore however, is under fire for remarks he has made about the CBC p*rn scandal. The Toronto Sun ran a scathing op-ed on February 2.

Here's an excerpt from that editorial:

"Moore must apologize publicly to QMI Media's Kris Sims for the low-blow insult to her integrity by calling her a 'pawn' to Quebecor Media CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau just for asking questions any competent journalist would ask, and should ask, when taxpayer money is involved. And, second, Prime Minister Stephen Harper must immediately remove Moore from his portfolio and replace him with someone who doesn't appear to be in bed with the taxpayer-funded state broadcaster."

Confused? Yes, me too, and apparently, so is everybody in Canada.