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Offline SirJohn

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Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:37:44 am »
I had to turn it off after a couple of minutes, frankly. I'm not sure you can even call it the news any more.

The revamped newscast is not a newscast as a newscast is known to you and me. It's a chatty, visually bewildering assessment of some news stories of the day. That's not the news, per se. It's a not even a summary of what happened. It's a lot of "sharing" and a lot of "voices" being heard and it is chatty, chatty, chatty.

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/revamped-the-national-is-a-harebrained-muddle/article36907586/
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Offline MH

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 10:11:44 am »
I haven't watched the National in many years.  I did hear that they didn't really change it much ?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/the-national-for-november-10-2017-1.4398818

Just took 15 minutes to watch it.  Strange to think we used to get our news this way.  The direction to the anchor now seems to urge them to INTONE more.  Strange.  There's the adorable puffball and hugely intelligent last journalist at about the 14/15 minute mark. 

Too bad but the death of this format will come, slowly.

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 09:22:55 pm »
Love it - this is the format for the online world. 

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:35:42 am »
How so ?  I watched the first bit of the clip I posted.  They just seem to pass the ball from anchor to anchor ?

That's neither "not like news anymore" nor is it "like the online world".

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 01:16:33 pm »
Its the way public broadcasting should be done.  It's more about the indepth, and far less about the headlines.

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 04:20:56 pm »
Its the way public broadcasting should be done.  It's more about the indepth, and far less about the headlines.

It seems to be more about feelings and less about facts.
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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 05:16:58 pm »
Not right wing enough for you?

Can't you just accept the comment without making something partisan of it ?  I have Nick Filmore, a left-of-centre journalist in my feed, and he has said the same thing about the CBC, ie. long on emotion and short on substsance

I don't accept that assertion without questioning it on several levels, but it's not about partisanship in every case.
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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 05:57:15 pm »
Can't you just accept the comment without making something partisan of it ?  I have Nick Filmore, a left-of-centre journalist in my feed, and he has said the same thing about the CBC, ie. long on emotion and short on substsance

I don't accept that assertion without questioning it on several levels, but it's not about partisanship in every case.

I could, if I didn't know I was replying to an already partisan comment.

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 06:01:01 pm »
I think I already addressed why it's not partisan.

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Re: Anyone seen the new CBC news?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 06:39:25 pm »
This thread is closed until morning.  I expect better of some of you.
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