I don't know about the rest of you, but I would rather have my Prime Minister doing his job than watching television. If there is a hostage crisis, I want the PM to get his news directly from the RCMP Officer in Command of the incident that Julie Van Duusen does not have access to. God forbid a kid get stuck in a balloon in Canada, I'm not convinced that I'd want my leader following the situation live on CBC Newsworld. I have seen that movie before. Granted, I don't watch much American news either, unless I am in America. Dennis Miller on the O'Reilly Factor is must see TV. The day CNN hired DL Hugley to "do the news", I turned them off forever. I know DL from his many appearances on the Bill Maher Show. He really should not have a public opinion, and I have no time for a network who believes he should.
My two primary sources for real Canadian news are the National Post and the Globe and Mail. I buy their newspapers for the op-eds, and visit their websites for regular coverage. I reach for the Post first, but buy the Globe when the Post is sold out.
I watch CBC Newsworld a lot because they tell me what is happening in Canada right now, and I like to focus on Canadian content. As a taxpayer I am also paying for it, so what the hell, right? You just need to learn how to filter what they send you. Do I care if my PM watches Canadian news? Not in the least! As my HEAD OF STATE, in any real time current breaking story Stephen Harper gets his news from the people on the ground working the situation. That's why we have something called "Cabinet". Any leader doing his job should be very busy conducting government business. I want him doing his job, not watching the tube. If he is winding down at the end of the day, is it important for the Prime Minister to watch Mansbridge do the National? Is that a must? Because the rest of the day he is busy running the country! Infact, the less spare time he has to watch TV, the harder he is working to run Canada!
Remind me why this is a controversy?