Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Memo to CBC: Fire Scott Moore Now And All Will Be Forgiven

In March, 2007, Scott Moore was hired by the CBC as the executive director of Sports. Here's what he had to say about budget constraints:

"You have to be (fiscally) responsible whether you work for a private company or a public company," he said. "I don't think we'll ever use (money) as an excuse."

Here's what he had to say on
InsideTheCbc just a few days ago:

“We are proud of the association with the former theme song and are saddened that we were unable to reach a deal, especially when we presented an offer which we believe was not substantively different from what the rights holders had proposed to us."

Interesting... Here's what he had to say
the day after CTV scooped the rights to the HNIC theme:

“The owner’s demand of $2.5 to 3 million is well beyond—actually, three or four times as much as—what we consider to be a reasonable valuation,” said Scott Moore, executive director, Television Sports. “As a public broadcaster, it would have been irresponsible to have offered that amount.”

It's bad enough that Scott Moore is wholly incompetent, now we have to listen to his contradictions as well? What garbage! I hope this guy drowns in his own fantasy pool.

Is CBC not governed by a mandate to ensure the identity and culture of Canadians? What could be more Canadian than the HNIC theme song? An "American Idol" style contest? Really, I don't approve of foul language, but in this case, Scott, why don't you go fuck yourself!

Fire Scott Moore now, CBC, and all will be forgiven. Have a contest to replace him. Insult him personally, and his profession at the same time, by finding an ordinary Canadian amateur sports director to do his job. Offer the contest winner a cash prize of, oh I don't know, 1/10th the value of the position. Just please, don't tell Canadians that the opposite of what they want will be "exciting".

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