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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Thank goodness the United States exist to give proper Canadian comedians an opportunity not to suck"

It’s not very good at all. It’s certainly not politically correct.  But I have to agree with some of the commenters cited in a follow-up CBC article noting the fevered online reaction to the original piece: The skit sounds like nothing so much as a terrible CBC comedy program. Maybe funnier.  
CBC-approved comedian Shaun Majumder disagrees. “When you are in the workplace — and especially if it is the military — it’s like you’ve got to have some kind of sensitivity to the current world that we live in,” he told the network.   
Right, right. In the workplace. Your local bank branch, for example, or florist or fishmonger, or … military base full of people relatively near the front lines of a war against, broadly speaking, Osama bin Laden and his followers. It’s totally the same thing!

Chris Selley in the National Post sums up why the CBC and it's lame-ass alleged comedians like Shaun Majumder should stop pretending they produce competent news or comedy programming.

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