Sunday, May 02, 2010

This Just In: Conservatives Dislike the CBC

Last week, Stephen Taylor posted a fundraising letter where Doug Finley used the Frank Graves CBC controversy to fill the Tory coffers.

I've been able to get my hands on their latest CBC-attack fundraising letter, which I share with you here:

Here we go again.

Yes, I am writing to you about the CBC. Canada’s national public broadcaster. A Crown Corporation that receives over one billion dollars per year from taxpayers. A network with a mandate to serve all Canadians.

Like you, Conservative Party members have been closely watching this year’s NHL playoffs, while drinking their Tim Hortons. And we have come to a shocking realization – Hockey Night in Canada has not shown a single game involving Alberta teams these playoffs.

Rather, they continue to show the games of Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa – cities that routinely elect MPs from the Liberal Party and their coalition partners, the separatists and the socialists.

The Ottawa Senators games they broadcast were nothing more than subversive attempts to act as the media arm of the Liberal Party, propagating their support for an unelected and undemocratic senate.

Furthermore, Liberal MP Ken Dryden, who enjoys telling you how you should raise your own children, has been mentioned 6 times these playoffs by CBC commentators. Do you know how many times Tony Clement has been mentioned? Zero. Way to stay “neutral” CBC.

This NEP-style slap in the face demonstrates – once again – that we Conservatives are up against a powerful array of vested interests. Vested interests who want to go back to the days of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. Back to higher taxes. Back to a weakened military. Back to political correctness. And they’re willing to support a highly divisive “Culture War” to take us back. This episode will make for a sad chapter in Stephen Harper’s hockey history book.

I am asking you to do two things.

First, write to the CBC and tell them it’s unacceptable that they ignore NHL teams from conservative regions for the remainder of the playoffs. You can reach the CBC’s ombudsman by email at ombudsman@cbc.ca, or by phone at 1-416-205-2978.

Second, please make a contribution to the Conservative Party of $200 or $100 right now by following this link. Unlike the Liberals, we can’t count on the vested interests. We rely on donations from proud patriotic Canadians like you.

Doug Finley
Campaign Director


PS – Is it just me, or does George Stroumboulopoulos look like a Dipper? I’m just saying.

17 Comments:

  • I don't think I've laughed more in my life.

    It even looks like something Stephen Taylor would right.

    By Blogger Volkov, at 4:01 PM  

  • Write*

    Laughing too hard to type properly.

    By Blogger Volkov, at 4:01 PM  

  • Good grief - this is pitiful, absolutely pitiful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:11 PM  

  • Vested interests who want to go back to the days of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. Back to higher taxes. Back to a weakened military. Back to political correctness. And they’re willing to support a highly divisive “Culture War” to take us back.
    I thought this part was a little too heavy-handed of you. Then I read the link and found that it was word-for-word what the actual letter wrote. Jeez.

    By Blogger Jacob, at 4:57 PM  

  • Doug Finley
    Campaign Director


    Senator Doug Finley
    Taxpayer-funded Conservative Party Campaign Director

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:13 PM  

  • I love this post. Maybe the CBC could show an NHL playoff game between the Oilers and the Flames.

    How about Tuesday's game? LOL!

    By Blogger Larry Hubich, at 5:19 PM  

  • Go Senators...

    By Blogger James Bowie, at 5:31 PM  

  • Always good to see a healthy sense of humour.

    By Blogger Paul, at 5:54 PM  

  • You used to be funny.

    And BTW, if you are trying to improve your vote share in Alberta, pointing out that neither of the two hockey teams made the play-offs is really the way to go.

    By Blogger jad, at 6:20 PM  

  • What was amusing after reading the comments is that not one of the "cons" actually mentioned that they used EKOS for polling. So they are blasting Graves for his comments but the govt still uses them for polling? Anything wrong wrong with this picture?

    What about Ipsos-Reid? Why are their polling numbers so different from the others?


    BTW Jad, if you are so hypersensitive about the Alberta teams, may I remind you that Toronto and Ottawa are also out.

    By Blogger Big Winnie, at 7:32 PM  

  • btw, Leger had a poll out yesterday largely in line with the Ipsos one. They asked the leader names in the question and did it online, so there are definitely some methodological differences.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:10 PM  

  • Fun. Bravo.

    w.v. 'mulart'

    By Blogger fern hill, at 8:24 PM  

  • Postgame, Sidney Crosby said "I #blamethecbc "

    By Blogger Eugene Forsey Liberal, at 10:38 PM  

  • Nice one Dan :)

    By Anonymous Jacques Beau Verte, at 10:53 AM  

  • nice blog friend..
    i like this

    cheers,
    english country cottages

    By Blogger english country cottages, at 2:00 PM  

  • "Vested interests who want to go back to the days of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. Back to higher taxes. Back to a weakened military. Back to political correctness. And they’re willing to support a highly divisive “Culture War” to take us back."

    Yeah, the days when we had a surplus, when looking into the cost in lives, dollars, and national standing, of military operations wasn't called "treason." When the government was called out when it ducked accountability. When the government actually started its own independant investigation into government wrongdoing ...

    Save us from that, eh?

    By Blogger Metro, at 1:55 PM  

  • Conservatives offer us few choices
    - shut down ( public committees)
    - shut out ( parliament)
    - shut up ( if you dare to disagree)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:02 PM  

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