So here's the thing.
Over the holidays, I was looking for a bit of news on something, so I turned to CBC Newsworld, only to catch this Kevin O'Leary guy pustulating not just right wing blither blather, but hackneyed right wing blither blather.
I recognize O'Leary from the Discovery chanel, and know of him from Dragon's Den commercials. But all I really know is that he's some rich business guy. Which is okay, I don't automatically take a dislike to business people, even right wing ones. We all have our perspectives.
But what irked me was that CBC is publically owned, and they are subsidizing this bloviator a podium that he can well afford to buy on his own. With, amoung other people's, my money.
I find that loathesome.
But wait! There's More!
Like I said above, I don't automatically dislike someone who has been sucessfull in business just because they've been sucessfull in business. Hey, knock yourself out if that's what you want to do.
But O'Leary isn't a business person, per se. He's an entrepenuer, which is spin for speculator, which is spin for parasite. All he's done is buy and sell companies. Maybe he adds value to them. Maybe not. I know Matel inc., has thoughts on the subject.
For just Shipping and Handling, I can also tell you O'Leary serves on many boards and such of private equity firms, and it's difficult for me to understand how his "reports" on business are reliably free from conflict of interest.
But, if you act now, you can see the importation of Fox's "HANNITY and (colmes) " act, where O'Leary spouts outrageous outrageries and Lang looks on, nods and looks pretty.
So, if you've seen it, am I on track here? Or am I just an old crank looking for excuses to be upset?