When I hear Rex Murphy, it's all Liberal and conservative views (the 2 parties he actually ran for). It started off when he declared Jack Layton the most overrated federal party leader, and in the years since, I've never once heard him compliment the NDP or it's policies.
According to Rex, once soldiers are sent to the battlefield, parliamentary debate about the mission must stop, otherwise we'll deflate the troops and the mission. That's a typical Republican / Conservative view.
According to Rex, Danny Williams is not to be questioned about his chosen medical treatment path. But what if Canadian healthcare has been harmed by Conservative and Liberal cuts ...... shouldn't and wouldn't that be an integral factor in the issue and in the decision of Williams ?
According to Rex, we can't overstate damage to the earth as anything related to the holocaust. Rex, again, sabotages progressive views by saying the danger is in overrating environmental damage, when in reality, Canada consistently UNDERRATES environmental damage and under Liberal and Conservative governments, Canada sacrifices the soil, water and air for short term capitalist greed. This can be seen in BC, Ontario and especially in Alberta.
Then, there's Andrew Coyne - who is more rightwing than Rex.
Then, there's Kevin O'Leary, who's even farther to the right than Coyne, and the ruthless, capitalist whacko just keeps getting more and more airtime.
So, lets just watch Don Cherry for some opposing views, eh ?
The ultimate question is, if the NDP had federally governed for the last 10 years, would there be more left-leaning, progressive views and less repetitive rightwing dogma on CBC TV ? As it is, the Canadian populace is getting a TRUCKLOAD of capitalism, militarism and social conservatism from CBC television, and I'd bet the Liberals and Conservatives haven't even taken note of it, or if they have, they've quite enjoyed it.