Thursday, June 17, 2010

The same could be said about Ed Stelmach's cabinet

Canadian TV 'crap': Alberta culture minister

Alberta Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett was backpedalling Wednesday after his disparaging comments about the quality of Canadian television sparked an outcry.

Blackett was listening to a panel discussion at the Banff World Television Festival on Monday when he made the remarks in a question and answer session.

"I sit here as a government representative for film and television in the province of Alberta and I look at what we produce, and if we're honest with ourselves … I look at it and say, 'Why do I produce so much shit? Why do I fund so much crap?'" Blackett told the panel, to ripples of laughter.



  • "Why do I produce so much shit?"

    Maybe if you ate more vegetables, Minister?

    By Blogger Don, at 9:37 AM  

  • The truth hurts. :(

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 12:27 PM  

  • Oh, and CG's headline is true, too. :)

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 12:28 PM  

  • 90% of everything is shit.

    The alternative to the production of bad things isn't necessarily the production of good things. It could very well be mere passive consumption.

    By Blogger leonsp, at 1:03 PM  

  • Maybe you should look into what a 40 year veteran of Canadian film, radio and TV industry has to say:

    And take a look at his other posts, for they are...Legion.

    By Blogger JA Goneaux, at 4:40 PM  

  • I agree with Blackett :( So much is unnecassirily bad... and there's very little that's "so good" it makes the bad forgettable, that's the sad part

    By Anonymous Jacques Beau Verte, at 2:52 PM  

  • Thanks so much for your post, really effective data.

    By Anonymous, at 2:27 AM  

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