• Drunk_by_Noon

    Is that real?

    • You bet.

      I gave up on the CBC long ago – too many on air blow jobs for Justin.

      I also cancelled my subscription to the Globe for the same reason.

      The Star and the Sun have both ceased allowing reader comments.

      The NatPo allows comments but only via Facebook which I refuse to use.

      Canada’s MSM was daily eviscerated in the comments, the poor things can’t take it anymore.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Holy crap!
        That is so wrong.

        • Welcome to the Communist Republic of Canada. Although I was raised in a patriotic Italo-French-Canadian family, proudly Liberal-Catholic, always taught about our “superiority” over Americans, I am now finally ready to admit that if Canada did not have the U.S. as our neighbours on its southern border, then we would have been taken over by the former Soviet Union during the cold war. And the Canadian public would have welcomed the dictators with open arms. Whatever freedoms that Canadians still enjoy today are due solely to the Yanks. (My dearly departed mother — although an erstwhile “freedom fighter” in her own right — is probably rolling over in her grave with my statement).

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Yeah, I never really understood Canadian anti-Americanism.
            Would you rather have Mexico as a neighbor?

          • I rather have both — I’d rather be born in the U.S. OR Latin America! Reason being, Latin Americans aren’t self-destructive where core family values are concerned. My kids were born and raised in Latin America — our family life was ruined by Canadian culture when I decided to return here.

          • mauser 98

            media here is a incestuous gang of eastern liberal inbreds.
            who tell the rest how to live
            opposing views not allowed

          • That’s me at the head of the running mob. As a conservative, escaping the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau. And escaping to Mexico and beyond — especially after Trudeau screws up Canadian emigration to the U.S. under Trump, turning Canada into an Islamist safe house. 😉

          • Blacksmith

            Damn what a beautiful dream.

          • Exile1981

            That’s easy the Canadian liberals are just upset about their sexual disfunctions.

      • I used to be a delivery boy for the Globe and Mail when I was a kid — I bought my first electric guitar with the money I made. But back then the G&B was considered a conservative newspaper, renowned for its financial news.

        • terrence

          Yup, the good old days

  • Ho Hum

    What a great experiment! The person who did this should submit a complaint to the CBC ombudsman.

    Most of the comments that I try to post on the CBC end up “content disabled”

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Don’t post on the CBC.
      Why give them oxygen?

      • Ho Hum

        To expose their lies. Sometimes stories are not moderated and you can post anything. For example the other day the CBC interviewed the keynote speaker for the “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” conference that took place this weekend in Toronto.

        I was able to point out that he was a hate preacher who endorses killing US military and has called for the new caliphate to wage jihad against non-Muslim states. I was able to open the eyes to a lot of readers.

        Also I was able to point out that the CBC producer behind the story is a Sunni Muslim who has long been involved with Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as ISNA. He is the top producer for the Toronto news which explains why there is so much Muslim garbage on the CBC.

        Here is a link to that story (look for comments from “Kevin Brown” one of my many online aliases)

        http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/muslims-toronto-conference-imam-1.3378990

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          You are a more determined person than I am to suffer wading through their crap.

    • Tom Forsythe

      The CBC Ombudsman doesn’t deal with complaints about comment moderation. She forwards your concerns to the editor, Jennifer McGuire, who ignores them.

  • Ho Hum

    I used to call the CBC the Communist Broadcasting Corporation but today Caliphate Broadcasting Corporation is much more appropriate.

    • terrence

      I prefer to call it the Communist Brainwashing Collective; but, I might change and call it the Caliphate Brainwashing Collective. It really is brainwashing, and a lot of people who listen/watch it do so precisely because it is.

  • Xavier

    Closing comments should be illegal.
    You publish it, you live with it.

    • Tom Forsythe

      There are times where commenting needs to be blocked, for legal reasons, but generally you are right.

  • marty_p

    The liberal left media censor and skew the news to suit their agenda. As a regular reader of the Toronto Star (I have a locked in lifetime subscription at a ridiculously low price) – I find it both frustrating and humorous to read an endless stream of articles gushing about Muslims, Trudope, Blacks and public housing residents. My wife and I play a game each day called “Count the Mo’s” … tallying up the daily number of articles and photos of everything Islam.
    The Star also censors the news. Police are always looking for “a man” – regardless of the fact that anyone with half a brain can figure out the description of the guy who “wearing dreadlocks, shot up the Roti restaurant at Jane and Finch”.
    We also chortle at the Star’s slant on reporting the news related to Jews and Israel who can never do anything right, or don’t exist. The recent spate of stabbings in Israel – not happening in StarLand….not a mention.
    And of course let’s not forget Harper is the New Mike Harris…. anything and everything bad is Harper’s fault.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Comment moderation isn’t even done by the CBC; they outsource it. It is still horribly biased, though. I have done tests similar to this one, with similar results.

  • Tom Forsythe

    One of the more bizarre things that was repeatedly blocked was my attempt to comment that fuel prices are low because China’s economy is in a slump. I don’t know why that would be offensive to anyone, other than the Chinese government.

  • Archimedes

    CBC moderation of reader comments is getting worse as every day goes by. Canadians who pay a billion dollars a year for this organization are getting a poor return on their investment, and while our Charter or Rights allows us the privilege of free speech, and one would think the national broadcaster’s stories would be an opportunity for Canadians to engage in a dialogue, the opportunity has been throttled back to a trickle. How do they do this? (1) by imposing a highly censored filter on anything which challenges the ideas being put forward by the main published story itself. If it is any way critical of content of the CBC story, for example by pointing to elements that have a contentious nature, or by challenging the ‘sources’ of their story, chances are you’ll be filtered out. (2) by slowing the publishing of comments to a point that it takes hours (4,5,6) for comments to even appear. By doing this they deliberately discourage interest and the following of the conversation among Canadians that follows the story. It has perhaps gotten worse since some of the implementation of Harper’s C-51 began to kick in, and so any challenging of the official story (which has been proven so many times to be absolutely false, misleading disinformation and propaganda), any contest to the narrative which is presented by the story, is quickly removed. Mark Twain once said that “If you don’t read the news paper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” The appearance of alternative sources of news has been a major challenge to the MSM, but they have been the cause of their own demise through the telling of their false narratives. Many readers responding on this issue have said that the ‘reader comments’ were the best part of CBC stories, because it was in there that one could read the pulse of the Canadian people. It’s true; the comments have often been the best part of the story, with frequently better crafted, more insightful, intelligent writing. It’s criminal that Canadians are moderated by a company in another part of the world, too (I.C.U.C.) .. this company is utterly failing in it’s responsibility to Canadians ‘and’ the CBC .. their moderation is driving readers away. CBC fails Canadians once again by imposing this draconian control over the publishing of reader comments, and this militant censoring of reader feedback. It’s offensive, and a lot of people are abandoning the broadcaster for this reason alone. I certainly am. Canadians would be far better served if the billion dollars a year that goes into this white elephant were spent on something more worthwhile. Shut CBC down; they are not worth it any more

  • Archimedes

    CBC moderation of reader comments is getting worse as every day goes by. Canadians who pay a billion dollars a year for this organization are getting a poor return on their investment, and while our Charter or Rights allows us the privilege of free speech, and one would think the national broadcaster’s stories would be an opportunity for Canadians to engage in a dialogue, the opportunity has been throttled back to a trickle. How do they do this? (1) by imposing a highly censored filter on anything which challenges the ideas being put forward by the main published story itself. If it is any way critical of content of the CBC story, for example by pointing to elements that have a contentious nature, or by challenging the ‘sources’ of their story, chances are you’ll be filtered out. (2) by slowing the publishing of comments to a point that it takes hours (4,5,6) for comments to even appear. By doing this they deliberately discourage interest and the following of the conversation among Canadians that follows the story. It has perhaps gotten worse since some of the implementation of Harper’s C-51 began to kick in, and so any challenging of the official story (which has been proven so many times to be absolutely false, misleading disinformation and propaganda), any contest to the narrative which is presented by the story, is quickly removed. Mark Twain once said that “If you don’t read the news paper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” The appearance of alternative sources of news has been a major challenge to the MSM, but they have been the cause of their own demise through the telling of their false narratives. Many readers responding on this issue have said that the ‘reader comments’ were the best part of CBC stories, because it was in there that one could read the pulse of the Canadian people. It’s true; the comments have often been the best part of the story, with frequently better crafted, more insightful, intelligent writing. It’s criminal that Canadians are moderated by a company in another part of the world, too (I.C.U.C.) .. this company is utterly failing in it’s responsibility to Canadians ‘and’ the CBC .. their moderation is driving readers away. CBC fails Canadians once again by imposing this draconian control over the publishing of reader comments, and this militant censoring of reader feedback. It’s offensive, and a lot of people are abandoning the broadcaster for this reason alone. I certainly am. Canadians would be far better served if the billion dollars a year that goes into this white elephant were spent on something more worthwhile. Shut CBC down; they are not worth it any more.