CBC whacked over glacial response to FOI’s

Federal Information Commissioner gave CBC and Canada Post the worst grade — red alert — for the slowness, in not downright unresponsiveness, to the requests they receive for freedom of information. To its credit, CBC said it will address the issue, and commit more resources to handling the backlog. One thing that might help is if the Sun chain stops FOI’ing CBC to death, as part of its campaign to root out Liberals, leftists, McGovernites and comsymps* from the Mother Corporation.

Vancouver Sun, March 10 2010

* comsymps = communist sympathizers. Yes, we really talked like that during the Cold War. And don’t be surprised if a 24 hour Sun TV news channel brings the old terms back, including McGovernites, a reference to a liberal Democratic candidate who was crushed in the 1972 presidential campaign, and served as some weird political foe to US neocon Newt Gingrich in the 1990’s. Newt looks like he’s making a comeback; wonder if he’ll be hired as a commentator by Sun TV?

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