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Wednesday, February 04, 2004
I just watched the news on the CBC and they had this idiotic segment about Don Cherry's recent comments concerning the wearing of visors. According to the CBC a controversy has arisen over his assertion that the majority of those who wear visors in the National Hockey League are Europeans and "French guys". The segment had a bunch of whiners complaining about how they were offended by the comments and it also said that some sort of government 'language commission' would be investigating his comments. What the hell is this language commission that they were talking about? Please tell me we don't have any such thing here in Canada.
Why can't the CBC leave Don alone? Sure he's controversial, that's the point. If someone goes on the CBC and calls George W. Bush - Hitler, or Jews - Nazis, no one at the CBC raises an eyebrow so why the segment on this.
This whole thing is similar to his comments last year about the booing of the American national anthem at a game in Montreal. He blamed French Canadians for booing the American anthem and once again the CBC and the 'language police' were all over him. Well the game was being played in Montreal so it was a safe bet that most of the people doing the booing were French. What he said was pretty obvious.
Basically Canadians have become a bunch of over sensitive whiners. To think we are the same country that fought so bravely in WWI and WWII. Is this what we've become?