Monday, March 21, 2016

John Doyle: Canadian TV is a place of squalor and neglect

John Doyle once again bemoans the state of Canadian TV. Excerpt:
"Then came the kicker (in Jean-Pierre Blais' recent speech): ' listened as Canadians spoke with intelligence and passion, while corporate executives who own luxury yachts and private helicopters came looking for subsidies.'
"I’m surprised it took him so long to recognize that Canadian TV execs are extremely rich and don’t care much about fulfilling their mandated obligations to the Canadian culture.
"It’s a lucrative racket. If we see television as a landscape filled with a variety of buildings and edifices, then
"Canadian commercial TV execs are slum landlords, getting rich by bilking pitiful tenants. What they own and manage, in terms of Canadian content, is a place of squalor and neglect. A slum."

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