A veteran news producer for the CBC said she quit, disgusted with the national network, abandoning “journalistic integrity” for a “radical political agenda” awakened.
In an editorial for the National Post, Tara Henley said she left following a flood of complaints about the dramatic change at CBC over the past 18 months.
âWhen I started working for the national public broadcaster in 2013, the network was producing some of the best newspapers in the country,â she wrote in an equally shared tirade on her new Substack.
âBy the time I stepped down last month, this embodied some of the worst trends in mainstream media,â wrote Henley, a 20-year news veteran.
Working on the network now means having to âgive up journalistic integrity,â Henley insisted.
“It is embracing, with enthusiasm, a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses in the United States and has spread to American social media platforms that monetize outrage and stoke people. societal divisions.
“It is to pretend that the ‘waking’ worldview is almost universal – although it is far from popular with those you know, talk to, interview and read,” she said. .
CBC staff must “accept the idea that race is the most important thing in a person and that some races are more relevant to public conversation than others.”
âIt’s about, in my newsroom, filling out racial profile forms for every guest you book; to actively book more people of some races and less of others, âshe said.
She said the drastic change at the broadcaster led to a flood of complaints in the months leading up to her resignation.
“People want to know why, for example, non-binary Filipinos concerned about the lack of LGBT terms in Tagalog are an editorial priority for the CBC, when local issues of general interest go unreported,” he said. she writes.
“Or why the coverage of our pop culture radio show from the Dave Chappelle Netflix special didn’t include any of the legions of fans, or comics, who didn’t find it offensive.”
Instead, a “growing list of topics is off the table” and staff members are forced to “keep their mouths shut, not to ask questions, not to rock the boat.”
âThis, while the world is on fire,â she wrote.
The CBC did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.