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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada's public broadcaster. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1936, the government-owned company provides services in both of Canada's official languages, English and French. All told, the CBC operates two television networks, four radio networks, a cable television service, an international shortwave radio service and a commercial-free audio service. CBC operates approximately 100 radio and television stations across Canada.[1]

Involvement in Gamergate

On October 1, 2014, CBC ran a piece[5] on their community blog by John Bowman. On October 3, 2014, Bowman contacted Jennifer Dawe to conduct a "reaction" pre-interview to be followed up by another interview later, but the second interview was cancelled by his producers who were not interested in that "topic", despite running more pieces on GamerGate afterward. Bowman eventually released his pre-interview[6] on sound cloud.

On October 15, 2014, CBC News participated in the now failed StopGamerGate2014 hashtag campaign by tweeting "the internet has had enough of Gamergate." [2] On October 16, 2014 CBC apparently reconsidered their stance after a wave of pro GamerGate tweets they were supposedly setting up an interview with Jennie Bharaj,[3] no such interview has taken place as of this writing. On October 21 the CBC radio show Q did an interview with Brianna Wu and former host Jian Ghomeshi.[4][1][2]

Sometime in May 8, 2015, Stephen Quinn, the host of On the Coast, brought up GG to Shannon Sun-Higginson, a guest on his show,[3] She made a documentary title GTFO, which covers female gamers and harassment in the gaming industry. According to his guest, she stated that "This film was finished before Gamergate - And That was of course where anonymous players threatened to rape and murder female game developers, a comple of whome was actually featured in the [documentary]."


This can be libel and slander, since a non-gamer, Adam Baldwin, coined the termed, also he was not sending rape or death threats to anyone, let alone female game developers and gamers. The actor used the hashtag just to point out the scandal involving unethical journalism by the games media. Lorna Haeber, the CBC RAdio's director of programming, defended Stephen Quiin's accusatory statement. "As part of the preamble to the question, Mr. Quinn did try to put the issue of GamerGate into some context for the listener describing it as "When anonymous players threatened to rape and murder female game developers." You took exception to that phrase saying there is "No evidence linking Gamergate supporters to any such incidents." Again, the interview was not intended to explore Gamergate, and the phrase was intended to remind people quickly what it was about so the question being asked made sense."[4]

In July 27, 2015, despite CBC's journalistic policy which states, "While CBC expects coverage to balance differenting points of view, it also acknowledges that balance doesn't necessarily mean some sort of mathematical equivalency."[5] They even added, Balance doesn not, for instance, mean that every voice critical of Gamergate must be immediately juxtaposed with an equally strong voice supporting Gamergate.[6] According to Lunar Archivist, a concerned viewer, he calculated that the CBC's entire time covering Gamergate (most of the coverage is negative) had been estimated to be a "grand [total] of 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds...Just in a course of the year." Also, this came from Pierre Tourangeau, a French-Canadian Ombudsman, who even acknowledged that one of the writers from ICI ARTV published very inaccurate information about GG, though opted out to say that they didn't do any ethical breaching of the JSP's standards. The Ombudsman made a defense of Beausoleil, who made the inaccurate claimed in one of his articles that Assassin's Creed: Syndiate was the very first time to playing as a woman. Dismissing the existence of Aveline de Grandpré and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation as "...Liberation is not a sequel to previous entries, but a side story (spin off)." And "[...] even if these versions offered the possibility of playing as a female character, it can be argued that Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the first time that the main series has offered a female central character."

In October 7, 2016, Usher of One Angry Gamer tried to reach out to Bambury and CBC regarding if there's any more updates or follow-ups on their Crash Override Network,[7][8], they remained silent or didn't respond to Usher's questions. Since it was revealed in that Crash Override Network is more than a network supposed to be helping those that suffered from harassment or doxxing. CON's chat logs shows that they, the members, performed opposition research and even doxxed individuals, just to bring them to ruin financially or defund them at any costs.

In 2017, an article in Facebook revealed that , a top CBC journalist, confirmed that the news station is bias against Air Canada.[9] Which confirmed what some are suspecting all a long.[10][11]

In March 2017, CBC ran an article criticizing and smearing the "red pill" happenings and the MRM, going as far to call the movement as a group that does men's rights allows pro-pick up artists. An unnamed professor stated that "as the more men's rights and pick artist movements have become more mainstreamed, relying on the naivety of decent Canadians" due to a Conservative politician tweeting "Red pill". [12] Rebecca Sullivan, a women's studies professor, told the CBC Calgary News at 6, that "I think we have been turning a blind eye, making excuses, calling it underground or a minor extremist movement or pathetic. It is pathetic but it is also dangerous and really, really scary." Also saying that the phrase "Red Pill" is also a coded language for something that goes deeper. Even going far to lied about the Calgary 2016 screening of "The Red Pill", which chronicles "The mysterious and polarizing world of the men's rights movement." CBC added that the film "had been condemned by both anti-feminist and anti-women."[13]

April 2, 2017, Jonathan Ore's article lamented the tale of Alexander Orlando, who recently discovered just how influential online personalities, including those in Youtube, on younger kids and pre-teens one dinner night. Being concerned since her younger cousin was discussing a talking points from another Youtuber arguing that women don't belong in the video games industry.[14] She was shocked, thinking that "What other YouTube videos is he watching?" These conversations are happening more and more, due to the ever increasing awareness that some online personalities can go into controversial topics. - Such as sexism and racism. Ore's article even smeared Jon Jafari, who the latter criticized the anti-Trump protesters and supported Steve King, the Iowa Republican congressman (who believes that immigration is a threat to American culture and has said "we can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. The article was even calling for Youtube policing, Matthew Johnson, a director of education for Media Smarts, which is a Canadian non-profit for media and digital literacy, agrees also, "challenging when we are in [policing content], essentially, a universe with a million channels."

In August 18, 2017 One Angry Gamer article, in CBC Radio episode, titled "Why the Anti-Diversity Google 'Manifesto' Misses the Point", Anna Maria Tremonti, misidentified Gamergate as a harassment campaign purposely. This piece was made in August 16, 2017, which even began with criticisms of James Damore's internel anti-SJW manifesto at Google and eventually moved to Gamergate. "Wu, who is now running for Congress in Massachusettes, was a vicious target of online trolls in 2014 when Gamergate, an online movement, launched a harassment campaign against women in gaming."[15][16]

It was then revealed sometime in December 16, 2017, that CBC pulled the documentary about transgender kids, titled "Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best" minutes before it aired because of complaints from the Trans Media Watch, despite the fact that the documentary was surprisingly accurate. [17] Even though the documentary had Kenneth Zucker, who is one of the leading figures of the sexual psychology field. Since the documentary also questions whether "gender affirmative" approach was even correct. [18][19] Later CBC issued a small statement. "In light of our own further review of the doc, coupled with the audience reaction we're seeing today, we have decided not to air Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best. We think that there are other docs that better offer insight into the realities of the transgender community and we look forward to airing those in the future." Sam Bagnall, the executive producer of the documentary, believes that the network's decision to pull it was due to political interference, he even tweeted why would CBC even bothered to schedule the film at all.[20][21][22][23]

August 13, 2018, the CBC pushed out a hit piece blaming video games and calling Matthew Vincent Raymond a "recluse" and stayed in his mother's basement, despite riding his bike everywhere and even attending Fredericton High School. Carter, one of Raymond's friends stated that the young Matthew was never violent but was very addicted to video games, like "Call of Duty".[24][25]

On October 8, 2018, CBC ran a hit piece accused fans that are dissatisfied with Disney's Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi's "diversity casting", even accusing the fans responsible for some of the Star Wars actors to shut down their social media accounts.[26] With Morten Bay, a Center for the Digital Future researcher, concludes that thirty-three accounts were from trolls. Stating that something similar occurred with the United State's 2016 presidential election. Bay also says that the twitter trolls are tapping to already existing racist and sexist beliefs that are held by anti-feminists to "try to push their agenda", the researcher then said to David Common, who was the The Current's guest.[27][28]

Lorrie Goldstein tweeted in Janurary 31, 2019, that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation "failed to comply with its own journalistic standards on accuracy and impartiality in two stories about climate change." Ombusman Asserting Essay [29][30][31][32]

Janurary 31, 2019, Tom Power interviewed Kate Gray, a Kotaku journalist, about her take about the Overwatch "Ellie" controversy; according to her, Punisher stating that his social experiment doesn't mean what he said exactly, she indicated that no one believed esports women about experimenting harrassment earlier and all it took was a troll and his friends to "prove that it was real." (Ignoring that it was , a female Overwatch streamer who caught Punisher and that his social experiment was to proof that Blizzard's Esports recruitment is very bias). In a way, according to her, there are two sides of the reaction, and what's worst was that the Overwatch fans are proven right with questioning Ellie, even Gray stating that question "Ellie" were harassing her. Then there's that other side, were "People who were really disappointed in how this is going to affect "Overwatch" and competitive games going forwards...The people who are saying, "This is going to make it a lot more difficult for women." And who's going to want to play "OW" when they know this is going to happen and it's going to be worse in the future?"[33][34][35][36]

In February 2, 2019, Kate Gray, a soon to be CBC's "expert" on all things video games, made an article illustrating the dark underside of the Overwatch fandom. Well, she "Knows as much about Overwatch as I do about sports, cars, or how to talk to my parents about what I write..." and bits about Overwatch porn [37] The article goes on how she was scarred and lost innocent, but also flaming the fan artists that made a lot of money off of their Rule 34 arts and videos. Claiming that those who made them even are homophobic and transphobia in some of these videos, being dismay that the porn fandom is dominated by a-holes more than one way, even almost ending with "Straight men aren't your only audience, you know."[38]

See Also

OPCanadian BaCon II

Honey Badger Brigade



  1. CBC Journalist Lauren O'Neil Has a Long History Of Pro-Gawker (KiA/archive) - [1]
  2. CBC Journalist Lauren O'Neil Has a Long History of Pro-Gawker (KiA) - [2]
  3. CBC Defends Stance That GG is About Rape, Murder Threats (OAG) - [3]
  4. CBC Defends Stance That GG is About Rape, Murder Threats (OAG/archive) - [4]
  5. GG Coverage Doesn't Need Balanced Reporting, Says CBC Radiot (OAG) - [5]
  6. GG Coverage Doesn't Need Balanced Reporting (OAG/archive) - [6]
  7. CBC, LA Times Keep Silent On CON Leaks (One Angry Gamer) - [7]
  8. CBC LA Times Kept Silent On CON (OAG/archive) - [8]
  9. Air Canada vs CBC (archive) - [9]
  10. Air Canada vs CBC (KiA/archive) - [10]
  11. Air Canada vs CBC - [11]
  12. Men's Rights Movement Infiltrates Political Parties (CBC/archive)- [12]
  13. CBC Outright Lies About Content of The Red Pill (KiA) - [13]
  14. Viewer Discretion Advised? Your Child's Favourite YTer May Be Posting Offensive Content (CBC News/archive) -[14]
  15. CBC's The Current Misidentifies Gamergate As A Harassment Campaign (OAG) - [15]
  16. CBC's The Current Misidentifies GG As A Harassment Campaign (OAG/archive) - [16]
  17. CBC Caves to Pressure From SJWs, Pulls Documentary on Transgender Kids (Dangerous/archive) - [17]
  18. CBC Scuttles Documentary -[18]
  19. CBC Public Scuttles Documentary (KiA) - [19]
  20. CBC Caves to Pressure From SJWs, Pulls Documetary on Transgender Kids (KiA) - [20]
  21. CBC Caves to Pressure From SJWs (KiA/archive) - [21]
  22. CBC Caves to Pressure From SJWs (Dangerous) - [22]
  23. CBC Docs (Tweet/archive) - [23]
  24. Federicton Man Accused in Shootings Was "Recluse" Addicted to VG (archive) - [24]
  25. Fredericton Man Accused in Shootings Was "Recluse" (KiA/archive) - [25]
  26. Russian Trolls Pushed Their Agenda (CBC/archive) -[26]
  27. Russian Trolls Pushed Their Agenda (KIA) - [27]
  28. Russian Trolls Pushed Their Agenda (KIA/archive) - [28]
  29. Lorrie Goldstein (Tweet/archive) - [29]
  30. CBC Ombudsman Says CBC Failed to Comply (KiA/archive)- [30]
  31. CBC Ombudsman Says CBC Failed To Comply (KiA) - [31]
  32. Lorrie Goldstein (Tweet) - [32]
  33. Operation Canadian BaCon 2 Motivation (KiA/archive) - [33]
  34. Operation Canadian BaCon 2 Motivation (KiA) - [34]
  35. CBC and Kotaku's Kate Gray Derogate GG, Gamers Regarding OW Fake News (One Angry Gamer) - [35]
  36. Kate Gray Derogate GG, Gamers Regarding OW Fake News (KiA) - [36]
  37. What I Learned From Watching A Great Deal of OW Porn (NSFW) (Kotaku/archive) - [37]
  38. Kate Gray and her Knowledge of OW (KiA) - [38]

  1. CBC History

  2. CBC #StopGamerGate2014 tweet

  3. CBC GG interview

  4. CBC "Q" interview 5 minutes in

  5. CBC "Women talking video games online risk abuse, threats"

  6. interview BOWMAN Dawe Gamergate
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