CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media

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CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media

#1 Post by groundpilot » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:45 pm

http://dcta.boardingarea.com/2017/09/wo ... anada-cbc/

WOW – Drama with Air Canada and CBC!

by DCTA on September 15, 2017

If you follow the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada’s public broadcaster, you’ve probably noted a significant number of articles that rag on Air Canada. In my opinion, often times these stories are warranted since Air Canada did “do bad.” However, it is notable how frequent these stories are (it feels almost weekly), and they are consistent in their condemnation of Air Canada.

Air Canada just posted this on their Facebook (seems like a rogue employee to me – I bet it will be deleted soon):



I gather that CBC The Sunday Edition producer, Talin Vartanian, wrote to Air Canada asking about Air Canada’s boarding procedures. Talin did not get a response after a number of follow-up emails. Eventually, Air Canada replied to Talin with detailed (and professional) responses. Then the bomb drops…

In what appears to be an accidental “reply all” email, Michael Enright, the host of The Sunday Edition, wrote:

We can skip all the bullshit. The bottom line is we say “Air Canada continues to employ the least efficient and most time consuming boarding system.”

This seems, on its face, to be a serious issue regarding journalistic integrity, and certainly demonstrates a bias against Air Canada at the CBC. While I’m surprised Air Canada posted this in a rather unprofessional way on their Facebook account, it is enlightening indeed.
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#2 Post by digits_ » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:59 pm

This post has more layers than Inception.

Avcanada copying an online article mentioning an Air Canada facebook post that quoted a CBC email.
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#3 Post by Parkex » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:03 pm

I was surprised that Air Canada didn't censor "bullshit". Had to double check and make sure that facebook page was the real one.

I don't care, profanity doesn't bother me. But still, I don't know if this was the most professional move on Air Canada's part and if it will accomplish anything.

Clearly, unprofessional on the CBC's part as well, just another reason we don't need a publicly funded (1.6b$/year) broadcasting company in 2017.
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#4 Post by currysonic » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:34 pm

digits_ wrote:This post has more layers than Inception.

Avcanada copying an online article mentioning an Air Canada facebook post that quoted a CBC email.
Might be the first time a forum post made me laugh so hard! But yes... I've always felt Air Canada takes the restrained, professional air when it came to negative news about its self. Kind of surprising and disappointed that they went this route.
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#5 Post by rookiepilot » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:38 pm

Parkex wrote:I was surprised that Air Canada didn't censor "bullshit". Had to double check and make sure that facebook page was the real one.

I don't care, profanity doesn't bother me. But still, I don't know if this was the most professional move on Air Canada's part and if it will accomplish anything.

Clearly, unprofessional on the CBC's part as well, just another reason we don't need a publicly funded (1.6b$/year) broadcasting company in 2017.
+1 on all. Whining about media bias never helps.

Definitely a + 1 on killing off the communist broadcasting corp. What a waste of air.
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#6 Post by photofly » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:52 pm

Are there any Canadian institutions that meet with your approval? Not having a dig - just curious.
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#7 Post by altiplano » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:24 pm

CBC Radio is great...

CBC News is bullshit...

Here's the evidence...

CBC TV? Who watches TV anymore?
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#8 Post by Rowdy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:45 pm

Whats TV!?! If it aint on netflix or youtube.. it aint worth my time ;)
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#9 Post by complexintentions » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:30 pm

Quoted profanity has always been acceptable in the context of a news story. Some publications will redact it slightly for their more sensitive readers, but if people can't understand the difference between quoted expletives and those written by the author of a piece, well...can't help you.

And yes, it is definitely a story when a supposedly impartial journalist (does such a thing exist anymore? I feel like I could use my "whore bus" meme here again) lays out the biased editorial line that will be taken.

But I'm not sure I could call revealing CBC bias "news". They're only slightly right of Mao and Castro.

And I don't think it's unprofessional of Air Canada to expose a sleazy journo. Using social media to fight bias propagated by other media - including social - isn't whining, it's smart. Fighting fire with fire and all that.

It must get tiresome being constantly attacked by folks whose perceptions are still in the 1960's while the company has moved on considerably.
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#10 Post by fish4life » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:52 pm

I think it's awesome they fired back this way. It's true Air Canada can never do anything right compared to the competition in the media.
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#11 Post by rookiepilot » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:28 am

photofly wrote:Are there any Canadian institutions that meet with your approval? Not having a dig - just curious.
Still a Timmy's fan......
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#12 Post by 7ECA » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:32 am

rookiepilot wrote:
photofly wrote:Are there any Canadian institutions that meet with your approval? Not having a dig - just curious.
Still a Timmy's fan......
What a surprise, being that they've been owned by Burger King since 2014. :lol:
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#13 Post by altiplano » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:19 am

Brazilian now I think...
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#14 Post by 7ECA » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:12 pm

altiplano wrote:Brazilian now I think...
Interesting... Purchased by Burger King August 26, 2014. Then December 15, 2015, became a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International (nominally of Oakville, Ontario) - which is majority owned by 3G Capital, of Brazil.
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#15 Post by photofly » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:52 pm

They're still selling all those weird meat breakfast things they introduced, though.
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#17 Post by Alcoholism » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:53 pm

The Communist Broadcasting Corporation is of the highest, and most respected accurate source of news sir
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#18 Post by Old fella » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:09 pm

rookiepilot wrote:
Parkex wrote:I was surprised that Air Canada didn't censor "bullshit". Had to double check and make sure that facebook page was the real one.

I don't care, profanity doesn't bother me. But still, I don't know if this was the most professional move on Air Canada's part and if it will accomplish anything.

Clearly, unprofessional on the CBC's part as well, just another reason we don't need a publicly funded (1.6b$/year) broadcasting company in 2017.
+1 on all. Whining about media bias never helps.

Definitely a + 1 on killing off the communist broadcasting corp. What a waste of air.
I remember watching"the Friendly Giant" when it started on the CBC way back in 1958 on the ole black and white set with the test patterns also remember that show in the 60's This Hour has Seven Days although probably didn't look at it............. fond memories of the ole CBC.
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#19 Post by Rockie » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 pm

Well, despite this latest fiasco for which those responsible should lose their jobs I like the CBC. But then I'm a quiche eating socialist according to some.....
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#20 Post by complexintentions » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:45 pm

I too have fond memories of Mr. Dressup, The Beachcombers, and HNIC, but that nostalgic version of the CBC has been dead and buried for a long time.

You could say I like the IDEA of the CBC, I just wish it were fit to carry the BBC's shoes. I like the idea of a national broadcaster that could help inform and bring a country together, but that's impossible when it leans so far in one direction that it just falls over.

It's present-day iteration? Ugh. Just a propaganda arm now.
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#21 Post by photofly » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:48 pm

It's so funny to hear people look up to the BBC, which comes in for even more stick in the UK than does the CBC in Canada.
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#22 Post by NunavutPA-12 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm

CBC, the public relations arm of the Liberal Party of Canada.
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#23 Post by complexintentions » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:21 pm

photofly wrote:It's so funny to hear people look up to the BBC, which comes in for even more stick in the UK than does the CBC in Canada.
Check your logic there, champ. The reference was only that the CBC is a pathetic shadow of the BBC, not lauding the latter. If you aren't enamoured of the Beebs then you must really loathe the colonial pretender. :mrgreen:
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#24 Post by rookiepilot » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:36 pm

NunavutPA-12 wrote:CBC, the public relations arm of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Ding! :lol:
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#25 Post by photofly » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:03 pm

complexintentions wrote:
photofly wrote:It's so funny to hear people look up to the BBC, which comes in for even more stick in the UK than does the CBC in Canada.
Check your logic there, champ. The reference was only that the CBC is a pathetic shadow of the BBC, not lauding the latter. If you aren't enamoured of the Beebs then you must really loathe the colonial pretender. :mrgreen:
complxintentions wrote:You could say I like the IDEA of the CBC, I just wish it were fit to carry the BBC's shoes.
Sure sounds like a statement of respect for the BBC, to me. But do you actually spend much time listening reading or watching its output, to know?

I quite like the BBC myself, in its place, and as long as you can forgive it its biases.

It's the same for the NHS - gets a lot of plaudits in Canada, when most Brits have nothing nice to say about it.
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