This week's podcast with CHML's Scott Thompson (listen here) gets into the fallout from the CBC pickups and rejections, including the all-too-predictable, knee-jerk joke-of-the-week: ACTRA calling on the government to step in and make CBC uncancel jPod, MVP and Intelligence. Read their boneheaded release here and notice how they can't even get the name of one of these three one word title shows right.
Sure, jobs are at stake, but does the government step in and make people buy more Dodge Magnums when the Chrysler plant in Brampton, Ont., discontinues the line due to poor sales? No it does not. You can't legislate taste and force people to buy cars just like you can't force them to watch tv shows just to save jobs. This is Canada at its most ridiculous and embarrassing, the Welfare State run amok. No broadcaster, even a public one, has a mandate or a duty to air shows that, for whatever reason, fail to find a sustainable audience. Only ACTRA could take Intelligence and make it sound so bloody illogical.