In the news: More reaction to ‘beleaguered’ CBC

From Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star:

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    “According to a report on the week of Jan. 15-21 by Canadian Media Research Inc., ‘Even with episode two of Little Mosque on the Prairie, CBC TV (4.7 per cent) had its lowest weekly audience share in three months, while CTV (13.8 per cent) had its best week of the TV season and Global was well back at an 8.5 per cent weekly share. CBC’s share in prime time, 6.9 per cent, was its lowest in two months.’ “
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3 thoughts on “In the news: More reaction to ‘beleaguered’ CBC”

  1. “Little Mosque” depends of offensive stereotypes for its humour.

    Also, while at times funny, I do wonder about how “real” the situation is. I once saw a show about how the Nazis made two propaganda films about the conflict between the British and the Irish. The films, at least according to those who were interviewed who had seen them were quite good. The only problem was that the people in the movies were not Irish. What I mean by that was that the culture of the Irish portrayed in the films in no way reflected actual Irish culture as I guess the Germans who wrote, produced, and acted in the movies never took the time to get to understand the traditions and feel of the Irish people. It just wasn’t important to them because in the end it had nothing to do with the Irish. It was as one commentator of the movies said “Germans talking to Germans”.

    And that is kind of what I am getting with the “Little Mosque” show. In the end it isn’t really about small town Saskatchewan or Muslim communities living within small town Saskatchewan. In the end what it comes down to is just Liberal Urban Canadians talking to Liberal Urban Canadians, with their political message being far more important to them than whether or not the situation reflects a real situation in the country accurately enough.

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