The CBC's French-language broadcaster says it "got the message loud and clear" after more than 1,300 people complained about a New Year's Eve show that told racial jokes about Barack Obama and labelled Stephen Harper a "lobotomy on legs."...More from the Ottawa Sun.
CBC and Radio-Canada are subsidized by taxpayers to the tune of about $1.1 billion annually. Kevin Gaudet of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation said it is a challenge for a publicly funded broadcaster to stay on the right side of the line with satirical programs, because it does not answer to shareholders.
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