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Talking about CBC.ca – The Hour

04-May-05 11:58 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Not sure who gets content together for this program, but tonight’s show was totally over-the-top on the fluff-o-meter.


CBC.ca – The Hour: Pop culture guru George Stroumboulopoulos’ performance in the CBC’s search for the Greatest Canadian was typical of what fans have come to expect: No BS.

"No BS"?  How about renaming the show The Glue Factory…to reflect the content and cumulative effects of watching it?

Tonight’s show went further to cast pop-inspired fiction as news, but the guestlist included the leader of the Church of Satan and some Nostradamus groupie predicting the end of the world was upon us with the subject of "peak oil".

Yes, the world is in trouble.  But getting someone who wrote a book about how there’s gonna be some kind of convulsive change because the oil’s gonna run out soon is just too much.  The issue of energy supply is way more complicated than George or his guest made it appear and I think it qualifies as really, really bad television – even for the CBC.

I like George’s style generally; although his sense of humour is sometimes a little off my dial.  So I’m gonna blame the show’s producers for its numerous flaws.  But someone oughtta get their act together and "keep it real" lest those of us with a capacity for even the most forgiving criticism find ourselves channel surfing our way back to Leno.

Yes, Leno.  There I said it….

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