After Elon Musk rightfully labeled the CBC as “Government-funded media” on Twitter, questions surrounding the editorial independence of the CBC have arisen. It’s no secret that the state broadcaster receives $1.2 billion annually from the Trudeau government — can a media outlet be fair and neutral when they’re beneficiaries of government handouts? Is the CBC beholden to the government?
Award-winning journalist and former host of CBC’s The Fifth Estate Trish Wood joins the Rupa Subramanya Show to discuss the state of the CBC and what the future holds for the state broadcaster and the Canadian media landscape.
Trish believes the CBC used to prioritize journalism, but that has changed drastically in recent years as the left has become more infatuated with woke causes. Trish also questions how the Canadian state broadcaster can focus on Canadian issues when it’s being run by a woman who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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