Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The CBC Cuts Trump Out

                The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation—or CBC—recently edited the popular Christmas movie “Home Alone 2,” cutting the famous 40-second cameo in which McCauley Culkin asks (future president) Donald Trump for directions upon entering the Plaza Hotel. Comicbook.com queried the CBC about the “edit,” the network replying, “As is often the case with features adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited to allow for commercial time within the format.”
                Yeah, sure. Now tell us the one about the three bears. Has the Communist Broadcasting Corporation taken “The Apprentice” off the air, too? Is it refusing to show movies in which Ronald Reagan appeared? Will it now forbid all mention of Kanye West? Has it banned advertising from Chick-fil-A? Oil companies?
                Most of the mainstream media outlets-- the supposedly free press-- in the West act as if they were aggressively and egregiously censored by a totalitarian government. That they are so meek, uncurious, unserious, dependent, intellectually bereft, and willing to shackle themselves to one discredited ideology must boggle the mind of any sentient being.
                A free press is necessary to the proper functioning of a democratic republic.
                It’s too bad we don’t have one, eh?

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