Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Can we trust the CBC?

The CBC prides itself in being transparent and above board in their efforts to provide good public broadcasting to the nation.
But these ideals have yet to reach Tod Maffin.

At his officially sanctioned blog - insidecbc - he's free to use CBC logos and to present himself as speaking on behalf of the CBC.
He's also free to have an anonymous entity appear to have control over his privately owned and operated blog.
That entity is called "Blog Administrator" and the term is linked to, of all places - CBC.CA!
Yet Tod refuses to confirm that CBC administration is actively supervising the blog and making the comments attributed to this "Blog Administrator", let alone providing a name to this seemingly supervisory role.

In fact, any questions posed at the blog with regards to this are ignored.
As if no one asked.

Is this Tod's way of forcing the public to cough up $5 for access to information in order to learn the truth?

If we imagine for a moment that the CBC is indeed taking care of business at Tod's blog, then it would have to be the CBC that is ignoring any effort to clarify this new hierarchy of accountability, because several questions have been submitted in the past few days.
But that simply doesn't make sense.
Surely a Crown corporation is fully prepared to speak up and take responsibility for it's actions.
That's always been my understanding of the CBC.

My understanding of Tod, however, gives me reason to be concerned.
Tod erases things, his own words and those of others.
He enjoys as much control as he can possibly get.

Is the CBC now devoting resources - time and money - to reading all the comments submitted?
I find that hard to believe, but I'm prepared to be enlightened.

Tod Maffin reads this blog faithfully. It's one of his favorites.
And he leaves the most comments here of anyone.
How long before he gets into that proverbial scented bath of oil and soap, and comes clean?

No comments:

What's your problem?

Tod Maffin's version of absolute power.
I wrote a comment at a famous blog.
Tod didn't like it, and took the intial steps of legal action to have it removed.
He was successful.

It made me an unhappy camper.
And I happen to really like it here.