While successfully embarrassing the US Government Wikileaks has caused some embarrassment to the CBC as well. John Ivison of the National Post revealed today that the US Embassy in Ottawa believes the CBC to be biased. Leaked memo's to The White House describe the CBC programming as “insidious negative popular stereotyping.”
Gee you don't say? I thought an independent state broadcaster could do no wrong.
The US Embassy quotes go on like an early Christmas present saying that the CBC has “long gone to great pains to highlight the distinction between Americans and Canadians in its programming, generally at our (American) expense.”
To fight the CBC anti-American propaganda the US Embassy recommends that “We need to do everything we can to make it more difficult for Canadians to fall into the trap of seeing all U.S. policies as the result of nefarious faceless U.S. bureaucrats anxious to squeeze their northern neighbour.”