Why can't the CBC get rid of Suhana Meharchand?

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Why can't the CBC get rid of Suhana Meharchand?

Could we start a petition or something? I find her boisterous and flippant interjections particularly irritating, especially after getting too little sleep. Perhaps the now inevitable CBC budget cuts will provide me the relief I am looking for.

knownothing knownothing's picture

They will getting rid of everyone soon!

SRB

Yes, and she's often extremely rude during her interviews.  Perhaps it's unwitting, but that's what I find most disappointing.

Buddy Kat

Really ...think about it ..the supporters of the opposition won't be opposing to much when it comes to getting rid of the CBC .

There are too many right wing propaganda TV networks the last thing we all need is..one pretending to be the voice of a country , when all it did was promote conservative ideology....be it solomon or the dragon ass..or the rudeness of marchand ..which I have a special name that can't be placed on a public forum by the way...

  Well they to are going to find out, just like the middle and low class will , that like Iggy said .."The conservatives ,play for keeps"...probably the only quote worth repeating and no doubt will be etched in the minds of many unemployed people,who will be paying for the biggest deficit in Canadian history ...which means the biggest hell in Canadina history to be bestowed upon them.

So how do unemployed people pay for the deficit people may ask?  By not getting any financial support from the tax payer and government...the spoilt young no shows are going to "hard klnock school " and the CBCwill be showing them the way..

knownothing knownothing's picture

I think the CBC is further proof that all top down institutions are corrupt and coercive and although it CBC Radio is still really good Anna maria Tremonti and some others, most of the CBC needs a serious overhaul. The Vote Compass was the nail in the coffin for me!

Buddy Kat

Yep I agree the only thing worth retaining is the radio portion..am/fm/shortwave...and that's it. Ha lucky you ..you got to actually use the voting compass...I could barely even make it on to the CBC website on dialup..never mind accessing anything on it...they sure did a good job on comments by excluding everyone with dialup from participating....out in the boonies in Sask it's a $500 tower with $700 service  calls and contracts that drag yer speed down too dialup speeds during peak times..

All soon to be rectified but I'll never forget the hell of cbc websites...what a waste of taxpayer money....

Most of the female journalists were quite good ..too bad there excellant journalistic skills were ruined by the their male conterparts...probably a conservative trickle down affect due to male dominance and ideology getting in the way..

Brontefox

SRB wrote:

Yes, and she's often extremely rude during her interviews.  Perhaps it's unwitting, but that's what I find most disappointing.

Not to mention her brash, loud delivery, totally devoid of class and professionalism.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Why can't the CBC get rid of Evan Solomon, Peter Mansbridge, Kevin O'Leary, or Don Cherry? Could it be that they are white men? Why target the only visibile woman of colour employed by CBC? Because she's "irritating"?

remind remind's picture

Excellent point catchfire was just going to say something similar.

But you forgot  another white male, Rex  Murphy, who has  loud rudeness and anti-profesional behaviour that by far supercedes Suhana. Just as the others you mention are worse, by far.

 

SRB

I would put Evan in the same category as Suhana actually.  I wasn't picking on her because she is a woman of colour; I mentioned her because this is a thread under her name.  If you want a positive example, I rather like Reshmi Nair actually;  she seems professional and well spoken.

As for O'Leary and Cherry, they are unspeakable:  I prefer not to mention them or even to think about them.

Slumberjack

Entirely different reasons exist of course between tea party activists and progressives who voted in the last US presidential election, for wanting to usher Obama on his way out of office.  Why should anyone get a pass if their assigned role is to perpetuate the same nonsense.  It really says nothing about ones grasp of systemic issues when it comes to wishing people away, unless in considering the very long list of perpetual irritants at the CBC, one finds that Meharchand is more deserving of a place at the front of the line, as evidenced by a thread dedicated to her ouster.

Slumberjack

SRB wrote:
I rather like Reshmi Nair actually;  she seems professional and well spoken.

Compared to who?

SRB

Slumberjack wrote:

SRB wrote:
I rather like Reshmi Nair actually;  she seems professional and well spoken.

Compared to who?

Suhana.  Isn't that who this thread is about? I'm confused.

Unionist

Incorrect wrote:

I find her boisterous and flippant interjections particularly irritating, especially after getting too little sleep.

Have you tried getting a little more sleep?

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Perhaps the now inevitable CBC budget cuts will provide me the relief I am looking for.

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On a more serious note, I guess I found this thread offensive and diversionary, for some of the reasons mentioned by others above, the moment I read the thread title. I'm sure that wasn't the poster's intent, but there it is all the same.

Slumberjack

If we're confining ourselves to a discussion about the establishment of a new paradigm at the CBC through cleaning house, I'm afraid even some of the 'articulate' ones might simply have to go, but not before Murphy, Cherry and that ilk.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Criticize whoever you like, whenever you like. But always check your privilege before you do so--especially when no thread asks to get rid of Murphy, Cherry or Solomon because they are "irrititating" or "rude." Of course I don't think Incorrect was targetting Meharchand because she is a woman of colour, but we should try, always, to ground our criticism in an anti-oppression analysis. That's kind of the point of babble.

Slumberjack

Wise words.

DaveW

oh gawd, yes, those guys are obnoxious and yes, they (esp. Murphy and Cherry) have been criticized loads and loads of times here for that (there is even an ironic award named after Murphy);

so what is the Identity Politics dogma above: you cannot criticize anybody about anything until ethnic/gender quotas are fully exhausted? that does not make sense ...

I don't know this person (never see CBC these days, living overseas), but she is uncriticizable until everyone else is finally dealt with?? that is not doing anyone any favours, esp. CBC's demanding viewers

DaveW

Catchfire wrote:

Criticize whoever you like, whenever you like. But always check your privilege before you do so--especially when no thread asks to get rid of Murphy, Cherry or Solomon because they are "irritating" or "rude."

 

huh???

 fact: there have been LOTS of such comments here, lots, esp. calling to get rid of Murphy and Cherry

one more time: GET RID OF DON CHERRY!! stale stale stale act!!!

 

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

DaveW, I know you don't have much use for anti-oppression analysis, and you don't have to agree with me. But don't pretend that the criticisms of Murphy and Cherry do not differ quite substantially from the one offered in the OP and in subsequent posts. Is Meharchand a bad journalist? Is she a mouthpiece for power? Is she politically right wing? No: she is "flippant," "irritiating" and a bit "rude." So why can't the CBC get rid of her?

Caissa, your comment is not helpful or appropriate to the subject. No one called anyone racist or sexist in this thread.

Caissa

My comment had a Wink. Very clear that humour was intended, something that appears to be in sure supply on the Canadian left since Tuesday night. 

Caissa

Only anti-semites would attack Evan Solomon. Wink

George Victor

Anyone calling for destruction of the CBC for any reason can't seriously call themselves "progressive," let alone Canadian. What navel-gazing  claptrap.

Slumberjack

Indeed.  What on Earth would we do without the leadership, guidance and wisdom of that great bastion of progressiveness, the CBC?

Caissa

You'd have Sun TV.

Slumberjack

Say, maybe Solomon and Mansbridge with and their respective political panels could find a home there.  It's not just about throwing people out of work for the hell of it.

Le T Le T's picture

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Anyone calling for destruction of the CBC for any reason can't seriously call themselves "progressive," let alone Canadian. What navel-gazing claptrap.

Anyone who would say such a thing would have to be fairly removed from the social movements in this country.

Slumberjack

Either that, or physically carted away from such movements.

George Victor

Yeah, I suppose commercial radio would leap to fill the linguistic gap of a half-dozen dialects  across the north.  Selling refrigerators, etc.

Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler's picture

CBC TV will not be gotten rid of.  Harper may starve it but not kill it.  Having a state media that shills for the elite moneyed interests is a fine tradition all over the globe.  Hell it even allows his party faithful to still talk about left wing bias in the media.  The present arrangement has way to many benefits to the Canadian oligarchy for Harper to get rid of it.  

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Suhana Meharchand may be a bit perky and rude, but that's no reason to even think of removing her. I actually enjoy listening to her - her pronounciation is better than some, and she's easy for me to lip read. I'm extremely hard of hearing, and I enjoy being able to understand someone without using closed-captioning all the time - Peter Mansbridge and Evan Solomon are others easy for me to lip read. Something else to consider when joining the anti-CBC chorus.

Slumberjack

There's no need to maintain a moribund organization in its entirety simply because they're able to hide behind a unique capability that could otherwise be independently funded.  If it wasn't such an anchor for their legitimacy in the first place they would have cut out the service years ago, like local content everywhere else.

Slumberjack

I think many of us have been reduced to reading their lips occasionally as we're flicking by to somewhere else, out of the psychological necessity of tuning out the audible nonsense.

Uncle John

I like Suhana :D

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I consider myself a CBC supporter - I have it on every day. The major change I'd like to see is getting rid of Don Cherry.

Does he really have a lot of support from the HNiC audience?

Uncle John

As an HNiC audience member I would not miss the eyesore known as Don Cherry.

I am not sure if he has promoted equanimity and sportsmanship for the Sport of Kings.

His attire should be expropriated without compensation, as he is especially hard to look at in 1080p.

 

Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler's picture

I would like to see the CBC fire its upper management and most of its middle management.  I think that the talking heads are just that. We need to get rid of the people who are setting the direction and tone of the content from the boardrooms.  I do not know the inner workings of the CBC but I'll bet there are people who can name a few of the neo-cons running the show and promoting the people most engaged with the CBC's mandate to manufacture consent for the NAFTA NATO status quo.  

Any names of upper management that come to mind to those babblers who might know.  Lets out them and start talking about offing their heads.

Farmpunk

@ Catchfire re. no threads calling for the end of white men.  Read the media forum and thorin's thread on Evan Solomon.

@ Slumberjack...  funds for independent broadcasters would come from where exactly?  The same generous souls making rabble and the tyee overflow with cash?  Are you a french speaking Candian living outside of Quebec?  

 

thorin_bane

LOL yeah I have been calling for Soloman to be replaced by Barton(who sometimes shills for the liberals like on election night, but is superior in everyway to soloman otherwise) We have ALL asked for the CBC to get rid of rex for the same reason-he is rude.This doesn't pass the sniff test of chauvinism, and I am not even sure how it got turned into that at all. I also agree that I don't like Meharchand. Never have. For me it the way she dismissed NDPers in the 2008 elections when she was doing her 30 minute show. She is an NDP basher like rex, so to me that puts her in the same boat. They both have an irritating style, so get rid of both and throw in Mansbridge, soloman, cherry and even ron maclean for being an enabler all these years.

pookie

I hate Suhana for the same reason I hate Hanna Gartner (sp).  She has the worst voice - unbelievably grating.  How people like these get such prominent roles in broadcast journalism never ceases to amaze.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Again, I never said there were no threads calling for the end of white men's careers. I said there were no threads calling for the end of white men's careers because they were "rude" and "irritating." Apparently we can add "grating" to the list. Shall we go ahead and add "shrill" while we're at it?

Checking privilege is difficult, of course. But it would be nice if strangers to the practice would try it on for size once and a while.

Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler's picture

Rick Cluff is my personal favourite for immediate termination on CBC Radio.  

I find it odd that everyone attacks the talking heads and no one wants to attack the brains who keep employing them.   The MBA class sure has us where they want us.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

I hates Rick Cluff so much. And he fancies himself progressive, I think.

knownothing knownothing's picture

Please don't replace Solomon with Barton she is the worst. The CBC will undergo changes but I don't think there is any way they will make it better. The Tories will gut it and mold it to their liking.

pookie

Um, I have no "privilege" to check as far as Suhana Meharchand is concerned.

Frankly, the application of anti-oppression analysis to a thread that seems to be quite tongue in cheek is beyond dreary. Unless, of course, this ia a mod directive.

 

Freedom 55

I didn't realize that anti-oppression was situational.

Buddy Kat

Well I'll qualify my dislike by saying...interrupting a left view one time raises the eye brow ..2 times..Ok there is a commercial coming ..3 times. I'm watching and listening. and after a while the constant interruptions border on rude and totally obnoxious...but conservative speakers are given all the time. no interruptions till there point is made and then you get the smile of approval...it aint rocket science, and Evan S. he gets the golden globe for it ..don cherry gets the pink whatever and mansbridge he gets what ever he wants and probably end up with a senate appointment for being conservative butt kisser of the decade. I won't even touch the dragon...but put it this way he would love to torch unions and salt the earth where they have been....

So yep they draw some name calling ...till there is a nation wide TV network dedicated to interrupting cons and letting lefty's get there point across that's the way it's gonna be...this the post 9-11 era ..few may be responsible but entire groups must pay the price...in this case CBC TV is the one that must pay..

Sometimes I wonder if csis isn't part of the cbc..I remember there were reports way back that they did have moles in the cbc during the cold war era, watching and reporting communist or socialist activity..wonder if the practice still exists?...especially with the way cons are promoted and others not using these rude, crude and obnoxious methods that pass for journalism...food for thought.. Saying that there are some I just adore on the CBC.

 

 

Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler's picture

Free55 Maybe its just like sexism.  Okay in the locker room among the boys because they are only having a little fun and besides not all the jokes are about women some of them involve gay men.

Unionist

Freedom 55 wrote:

I didn't realize that anti-oppression was situational.

But of course! You're allowed to use misogynistic memes as long as it's all in good fun and it's just us guys.

 

 

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

pookie wrote:
Um, I have no "privilege" to check as far as Suhana Meharchand is concerned.

Frankly, the application of anti-oppression analysis to a thread that seems to be quite tongue in cheek is beyond dreary. Unless, of course, this ia a mod directive.

 

It's my opinion that if we participate in the discourse which marginalizes female public figures, regardless of our own position, by calling their style "irritating" and their voices "grating," than we risk complicity in it--regardless if the situation itself is humorous or not. As for direction, I'm only suggesting that we consider the language and motivation which prompts us to make that criticism. I'm sorry that this is "dreary," but it's my job. You may think that "tongue-in-cheek" threads are innocent, or don't deserve political analysis, but I've learned to see it differently.

 

Searosia

Northern Shoveler wrote:

Rick Cluff is my personal favourite for immediate termination on CBC Radio.  

I find it odd that everyone attacks the talking heads and no one wants to attack the brains who keep employing them.   The MBA class sure has us where they want us.

 

Agreed NS, this is why I beleive the CBC needs to be disbanded...we can shuffle around a few faces up front all we want, but it's the behind the scene people that need the purging.  I don't think we need to fire the likes of Don Cherry, we need to fire the ass that keeps employing them...er..then Cherry soon after.  During any HNiC broadcast, the second the first intermission comes up, my tv gets turned off.

 

 

(as a ETA, I agree with catchfire...it's a systematic mentality that needs to be addressed everywhere regardless, not just in a single forum).

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