Veteran CBC journalist Tara Henley abruptly resigned from the CBC today, citing the news agency "embodied some of the worst trends in mainstream media" as a reason for her departure.
"In a short period of time, the CBC went from being a trusted source of news to churning out clickbait that reads like a parody of the student press," Henley mentioned.
Henley added how the news agency has shifted to the left. "It used to be that I was the one furthest to the left in any newsroom," she said. "I am now easily the most conservative, frequently sparking tension by questioning identity politics."
"To work at the CBC now is to accept the idea that race is the most significant thing about a person, and that some races are more relevant to the public conversation than others," she goes on.
She attributes the CBC's infiltration by woke culture to the American university education system. "It is to sign on, enthusiastically, to a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses in the United States and spread through American social media platforms that monetize outrage and stoke societal divisions. It is to pretend that the “woke” worldview is near universal — even if it is far from popular with those you know, and speak to, and interview, and read," she notes.
She described working at the CBC as the following:
It is to become less adversarial to government and corporations and more hostile to ordinary people with ideas that Twitter doesn’t like.
It is to endlessly document microaggressions but pay little attention to evictions; to spotlight company’s political platitudes but have little interest in wages or working conditions.
It is to allow sweeping societal changes like lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and school closures to roll out — with little debate. To see billionaires amass extraordinary wealth and bureaucrats amass enormous power — with little scrutiny. And to watch the most vulnerable among us die of drug overdoses — with little comment.
It is to consent to the idea that a growing list of subjects are off the table, that dialogue itself can be harmful. That the big issues of our time are all already settled.
It is to capitulate to certainty, to shut down critical thinking, to stamp out curiosity. To keep one’s mouth shut, to not ask questions, to not rock the boat.
Henley is set to further continue her discussion of woke media in a podcast with Newsweek’s Batya Ungar-Sargon, who authored Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy.