Okay, so Rick Mercer seems a little choked up that the Tories can afford to buy advertising between elections, and on prime time television no less. I suppose that begs the question, should we allow political advertising in a non-election period? Is it unfair that the Conservative donor base continues to donate money to the party while the Liberal base dwindles? Personally I don't care and have never cared about the timing of political ads. While I don't watch the CBC as much as I used to, I can say that hundreds of ads have been purchased on CTV newsworld. These ads are helping pay the salaries of Taber, Oliver, and friends.
My motto used to be "watching the CBC so you don't have to", but really their news channel has become unwatchable. I'll watch snippets of the Soloman Show, At Issue, and some O'Leary, but I'm out on the rest of it. CTV has its problems, but at least they go straight news more often. CBC has become too cute with its documentaries and specialty programming.