CBC’s Kevin O’Leary, whose model must surely be FOX’s Bill O’Reilly is evidently out of his depth here in this interview with Chris Hedges.
After what is now main stream media’s (which now appears to include CBC) obligatory introduction to the Occupy Wall Street protests, as confused and unfocused, or as O’Leary says, "low budget" and "pretty nothing burgers," Mr. O’Leary then responds to Hedges’ lucid explanation by calling him "a left wing nutbar".
Further in to the “interview,” with Mr. O’Leary unable or unwilling to follow the patient logic of Hedges, he again returns to the dismissive, accusatory, you’re left-wing…etc., form of debate. Hedges responds,
I would say that those who are protesting the rise of the corporate state are in fact on the political spectrum the true conservatives because they’re calling for the restoration of the rule of law. The radicals have seized power and they have trashed all regulations and legal impediments to a corporate reconfiguration of American society into a form of neo-feudalism. And that’s what we’re really asking for – is the restoration of the rule of law.
Here’s the complete CBC interview, which may also leave you wondering what has happened to CBC. Is it pressure, is our state broadcaster in competition with Sun News Network? Have we come to a place where debate has to do with discussing the finer distinctions between nutbar and nutcase?