Lang and O'Leary Exchange, CBC Newsworld

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Sean in Ottawa

This show is another replacement for something worthwhile with pure entertainment with  side order of propaganda.

thorin_bane

Bring back counter spin and inside media

remind remind's picture

O'Leary has now made his way to the Discovery Channel and fixing the environment by "commercial" means.

al-Qa'bong

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You'd like to get your own greedy paws on his money though, eh?


Yes, but only to equitably redistribute it to those comrades in need.


Sean in Ottawa

I'd be fine if we taxed the crap out of that (epithet of choice) so he had nothing left-- a new O'Leary bracket at 100%.

remind remind's picture

You mean you are not on board for the world citizens paying for a fleet of remote controled ships spewing out salt water steam into the clouds to cool the atmospere to the tune of several trillion dollars, Sean?

O'Leary liked it because; "it is such a simple" solution.

As opposed to the other solution, put forth by O'Leary and his team of scientists, of building a big deflector sheild made out of 9 trillion little lenses to deflect the sun rays, at a estimated cost of 17 trillion, or so. This shield would orbit around the planet. No mention made of space debris, or the yearly meteor showers and how it would impact the shield. Nor actually anything rational.

But...I suppose we could take heart though, at least O'Leary acknowleges there is global warming occuring and fixing it needs to occur.

Sean in Ottawa

Not so fast Remind-- He has identified a concern for global warming and is trying to figure out a way to make money from it-- doesn't mean he actually believes in it...

remind remind's picture

True enough.....

George Victor

Doubting Thomases  Laughing

thorin_bane

No just stealing from peter to pay paul :)

Fidel

O'Leery sounds like he is of the same mentality of those who might see an oil spill as a windfall opportunity to make money. Bogus green technologies, environmental disasters, it makes little diff to them where profit is concerned.

thorin_bane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhE57NFuYxE

He describes himself and starts to cry about the one day he HAD to work. Complete narcissist. And yes anything for money Fidel.

peejay

Cute video.  Too bad his experience didn't humble him but only made him a bitter self absorbed man.  To use words he'd understand

"Kevin, you add no value".  Too bad the CBC can't see that.

 

Hope he never loses his money, he doesn't have any redeeming qualities to fall back on.

thorin_bane

 I have a feeling he may be one of those people with a swiss bank account. Though we probably will never know as the feds don't look like they want that list to be published too bad.  Now spending some time in jail would be humbling for this pompus ass.

The CBC kinda surprises me by still having Craig Simpson on HNiC. He and Jamie Sale left their spouses because of battle of the blades. I guess they are having some problems with these couples getting to intimate during their skates. If it breaks up another marriage will they continue with it? I mean it goes against the whole wholesome family imagine they are trying to cultivate for HNiC-you kjnow cuz right whinner Cherry says so.

Right is Right

You're dissapointed that CBC is publicly owned and giving O'Leary airtime?  Since when is CBC a exclusive platform for the "poor guy?"  Maybe we should exclude short people, and what the hell, lets exclude women too! You're just jealous that your're not some (smart) rich business guy!

Slumberjack

Right is Right wrote:
You're dissapointed that CBC is publicly owned and giving O'Leary airtime? 

Disappointed, at the risk of a spelling flame war, is one of the mildest words that could be used to describe ones thoughts about Kevin O'Leary appearing anywhere.  And while there's plenty of smarts and a few people in business around here, no one to my knowledge would ever admit to being rich, especially during fundraising week.

Maysie Maysie's picture

Right is Right is a troll and is now banned.

gina

remind wrote:

Yep,that show sucks and i resent the public'smoney being used to pay his wage and give us such stupid right wing rhetoric...

 

CBC News Network is funded by cable subscriber fees and commercial advertising. Unlike the CBC's main television network, the channel cannot directly receive operational funds from the corporation's public funding allotment - although it does benefit from synergies with other CBC services, such as the ability to share reporters and programs with the main network.[1]

Caissa

One of my guilty pleasures is Dragons' Den. I refer to O'Leary as Ms. C's boyfriend.

 

Buddy Kat

I don't know ..I think it's good for Canadians to see the true side of the cut throat neocon business man...They might even learn something ..and Lang seems to always take the side of the union worker or the common folk so you see the heart felt emotional side contrasting with the evil "give me all your money, at all cost" side of O'leary.

Blow torching unions and salting the earth the workers stood on...if a lefty started talking blow torching and salting they wouldn't get the time of day and right wing intellects (if there is such a thing) and basket cases would be screaming criminal charge till they were hoarse. So yeah I think it's good for Canadians to see the kind of snakes that rip off their pension and investment money....

Of course this could backfire on the CBC...when the newly converted simpleton conservative follower looks at the CBC as a waste of tax payer money that should be sold for a profit...following the - money at all cost philosophy.

 

 

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

I must admit that I'm not an anti-business socialist'.

People should have the freedom to become as wealthy as they like...I don't see anything fundamentally wrong with selling a service or a good.

But it's HOW someone becomes wealthy that I have a problem with.

If your obscene profit margins can only be sustained at the cost of those who are only enjoying mere crumbs from the financial pie and your wealth is from the capitalization of poverty,I have a problem.

I also find that many businesses (banks,insurance firms,petroleum giants,credit vendors and big pharma need not be mentioned) are more dishonest and crooked than say 30 years ago...There is alot of scamming going on.

I'd also like to point out that the economy,our debt and our enemic job market can and should be blamed on the top 1% who continue to receive subsidies(welfare) and tax cuts and see their profits multiply with each and every quarter of every year while continuingly down sizing,outsourcing and laying off employees.

The whole 'Dragon's Den' show epitomizes our financial and social woes and from what I see when it comes to 'news'programs,it's corporate lawyers and business elites with a soap box to pervert public opinion.

Look no further that the U.S. where alot of Congress members APOLOGIZED to BP during the Gulf disaster.

As much as I think people should be free to accumulate wealth,this corporate supremacy of the last 30 years needs to be regulated.

CBC Newsworld,like our elected members of Parliament,need voices of INTELLECTUALS and less self serving corporate elitists.

Avido2

OLeary (patronizingly as usual) "try life without cash".

Lang's fast retort "Try cash without life, dude".

Frankly I don't know how Lang remains sane having to work with that pretentions, condescending boor whose one code in life is to get as much money as possible regardless of scruples.  He's a pig.

Noah_Scape

I have seen the Lang and O'Leary show, and at first I too thought it was loathesome... but then I heard Lang's retorts to O'Leary and I thought it seemed more like "a way to show how silly the Uber Right is".

So many of the Randcid Right's [I just thought that one up] standard lines are being shown to be utterly false, and this is, or could be, a showcase for exploding those myths. 

Like what?

- nuclear is safe

- chemicals are not toxic

- CO2 is all good

- EMF does not affect human health

- evolution is

- oil is all we need

- pain is never really so bad, and nobody actually goes to bed hungry.

[too many to list]

MegB

O'Leary is being taken to task for his treatment of Chris Hodges in the Occupy Wall Street interview on the Lang O'Leary Exchange.

MegB

Here's the actual interview on YouTube.  Thanks Maysie!

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Gaian

Thanks for that, kn. I can testify that Kirk LaPointe has also heard about it by telephone. Tone of voice can be so much more indicative of outrage.

knownothing knownothing's picture

They wouldn't do anything about Don Cherry calling them pukes or the thousands of complaints about the "Vote Compass" but at least they did something about O'Leary.

Gaian

Let's hope they fire the bastards when the public understands that far, far worse waits in the wings in the form of Pierre Karl Peladeau. Check out what those people have to say about the CBC every night in a continuous, propagandistic rant. But maybe the CBC's attempt at assuaging conservative public opinion will work to stave off destruction. Or did you think that CBC programming for the right was a product of a recessive gene that has somehow found its way into a community with many artists...all of whom know that conservatives in power means the death of artistic aspirations.

Aristotleded24

Gaian wrote:
Let's hope they fire the bastards when the public understands that far, far worse waits in the wings in the form of Pierre Karl Peladeau. Check out what those people have to say about the CBC every night in a continuous, propagandistic rant. But maybe the CBC's attempt at assuaging conservative public opinion will work to stave off destruction. Or did you think that CBC programming for the right was a product of a recessive gene that has somehow found its way into a community with many artists...all of whom know that conservatives in power means the death of artistic aspirations.

I think there is, and has been for a long time, an orchestrated campaign to deliberately alienate the CBC's target audience to the point that they stop watching the CBC, thus the CBC's opponents can say, "see nobody wants the CBC" and it will make it easier to eliminate.

6079_Smith_W

Frankly, I blame the producers and management more than I do O'Leary. After all, a snake is a snake.

But what were the producers thinking putting someone with no journalistic experience behind the microphone doing interviews? No one would  have tossed O'Leary into an operating room with a scapel in his hand. The fact that this is not seen in the same light points to the ignorance of the people who are running the CBC.

 

MegB

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Frankly, I blame the producers and management more than I do O'Leary. After all, a snake is a snake.

On behalf of snakes everywhere, I am outraged by the comparison.

6079_Smith_W

@ Rebecca

Ooookaaaaayyyyy.....

Let's pick something that's not in the Chinese Calendar, like bottom-feeding suckerfish. Too bad they aren't carniverous predators, and they serve a useful function.

Gaian

All comparisons so far are too high on the taxonomy of life.

Get down.

CanadaApple

Aristotleded24 wrote:

I think there is, and has been for a long time, an orchestrated campaign to deliberately alienate the CBC's target audience to the point that they stop watching the CBC, thus the CBC's opponents can say, "see nobody wants the CBC" and it will make it easier to eliminate.

I don't know. The CBC seems like it could be to valuable as a scapegoat. Get rid of it, and you'd also get rid of alot of things you could blame on it.

 

Gaian

The campaign by Pierre Karl Peladeau in league with the Steve's den is aimed at elimination of public programming, period. It is ideological anathema, an insult to their sense of right and wrong. Fear for our future.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

I don't think I've ever mentioned this, but for some reason, rabble gets a significant amount of complaint email addressed to the Lang and O"leary exchange. I suspect that this thread might be why. That or in our heart of hearts, we share the same political motives.

Gaian

Sorry, I'm even slower than usual today, CF. Who receives the complaints, and what is the tenor of those complaints?

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

rabble's editor gets emails and people use the contact form (top right of your screen) to complain about the show in all manner of ways. Usually: Leary is a blowhard, etc. But they're not addressed to rabble. They're addressed as if to the producers of the show. And it happens frequently. It confused the bejeezus out of the staff for awhile. 

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