Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Whining on behalf of the "artists"

Heh, apparently, SNN's Krista Erickson's interview with Canadian dancer Margie Gillis generated a record number of complaints to CBSC:

Viewers have sent in more than 4,350 complaints since the interview aired on the Sun News program Canada Live on June 1. The CBSC receives on average 2,000 complaints in total in any given year.
Ms. Erickson challenged Ms. Gillis to explain why artists like her deserve public funding.  ...
... the company [SNN] pointed out that a campaign was launched on Facebook, encouraging people to complain about the interview.
Good show Krista!  I wouldn't be surprised if Margaret Atwood organized that blowback to the CBSC. Anyway, here's the interview:



Note Krista's tastefully long sleeves (compared to Margie's). Think there'll be any lefty comments about 'skanky dresses'?

Update: Here's Hunter's takeBC Blue's and SDA's today and yesterday. Brian Lilley with Ezra today.

19 comments:

Alain said...

Well now, having given this tempest in a teapot a bit more thought, I think I should perhaps also complain about Krista's interviewing style. After all she did refer to swan hands as an artist, and that is really going too far.

On a more serious note it is astounding how these groups and individuals think they have some divine right to our money. I don't care how silly or ridiculous they wish to express their "artistic" side, provided they do it on their own dime or have enough people willing to pay for it.

RJ65 said...

I watched the interview live. Krista gave a tough interview and Margie Gillis held her own to the best of her ability. It was quite an informative interview, but not anything near worthy of complaint.

Anonymous said...

4,350 complaints?

They've already received their grant for this year.

Next year not so sure.........

dmorris said...

Erickson was set up by Gillis' arts community. The 4500 complaints to an agency that usually gets about 2000 complaints per YEAR, make that pretty obvious.

Didn't appreciate Erickson's arm waving interview style, but Gillis was one big load of bafflegab. Her claim to interpretive dance helping world peace is nonsensical and outrageously egotistical.

Gillis confirmed what many of us already thought about arts grants;a waste of taxpayer's money,welfare by another name.

Anonymous said...

I got a kick out of Gillis' remark about money for "research".

It's iterpretive "dance" for fux sake! What is there to research?

"Gee if I sit on my ass & wave my hand like this instead of that I might get a bigger grant."

Thucydides said...

Well, if the lefties can muster 4000 complaints against the interview, we should be able to send 400,000 letters of complaint to our MPs protesting funding of this sort of nonsense through tax dollars.

With the US default looming, it is time for us to jettison all useless tax expenditures and get ready for a real economic storm. Margie Gillis provides a great place to start the cutting.

The_Iceman said...

Who is Maggie Gillis? Never heard of her before.

Anonymous said...

The last time I paid money to watch "interpretive dance" the women weren't wearing any clothes.

Powell lucas said...

These conceited, self-absorbed artistes seem to believe Canadians owe them a free lunch. Plain and simple--if your artistic endeavors can't pay for themselves perhaps you may have to lower yourself to doing commercial work. I know...it's so demeaning, but most of the public has to toil at tasks for which they think they are over-qualified. But that's life.

JR said...

Yeah, I thought Gillis held her own too. So why should anyone bellyache about the interview. But then we all know how the arts "community" likes to circle the wagons.

Also, no one I asked knew who Margie Gillis was. I've never heard of her either. So, really, what does make her worth $1.2 million in gov't grants?

Dance...dance to the radio said...

Loving it!
About time someone held their feet to the fire.

oxygentax said...

One of the biggest deflections was Gillis trying to spread 1.2 million in government funding over 35 years rather than 13. What I would be curious about is how much Gillis or her foundation has received in grants and awards PRIOR to 1998.

It's too bad that Krista couldn't have got that information prior to the interview so that she could point out that it was XX million over 35.

Frances said...

Maybe we should all be writing in lauding the interview. Should be able to get at least 4000 through the Blogging Tories.

Anonymous said...

if Erickson had of been grilling a minister as to why they didn't get their funding the so called arts community would have said how courageous she was

JR said...

Frances has an excellent point. Tell the CBSC what a great job Krista Erickson did in her interview. EXCEPT, they only have a form to accept "complaints" and if you use that form they'll likely ignore it since, according to CBSC, they're overloaded and don't want anymore input.

Anonymous said...

If every one of those 4350 folks on her Facebook page donated just...

Anonymous said...

Idiots support idiots, so of course the lefties all got together in a mob as they always do when someone dares to oppose their moronic lefty way of thinking. They believe that they outnumber us just because they're louder. The fact is we just don't feel the need to scream and throw temper tantrums when something doesn't go our way. Being cool headed and logical beats overreacting psycho emotion any day.

Anonymous said...

The project has been awarded a $7 million grant under Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. [url=http://www.vanessasac.com]vanessa bruno sacs[/url] Im trying to clear some books out of my room over 200 (shit all over the floor). He's finishing a technical proposal on how to goose a charge out of Ghana's garbage. So we shall learn each other to know enjoyable.
Flocks of gannets would follow the ship and eat the food remains that were discarded into the sea. [url=http://www.icanadagooseca.com]canada goose jacket[/url] - Musically Inclined Type Of Person. [url=http://officialcanadagoosesoutlet.ca]canada goose outlet[/url]
[url=http://flyballbags.com]canada goose toronto factory[/url] The unique functionSlow running footwear, human body into the Swiss sneakers, leisure shoes, shoe, can exercising your spine, much better impact, each tough and also quite moderate, Employing the biomechanics of style can increase your physical, and help you boost muscle and joint use of pick and acquire a pair of excellent. [url=http://www.onlinebeatsbydreoutlet.com]cheap zebra print beats by dre[/url]

Anonymous said...

That it attracts such bitterness is not surprising. [url=http://www.vanessasac.com]vanessa bruno pas cher[/url] Gallstones Zyprexa Get high zyprexa. And thanks for your kind support of The Bolt Report on Sunday. Great crested grebe, cormorants (on nests in tall trees not far from Grand Weir, heron, swan, greylag goose, Canada goose, mallard, tufted duck, buzzard, hobby, coot, black-headed gull, lesser black-backed gull, common tern, woodpigeon, several dozen swifts, kingfisher (heard), great spotted woodpecker, house martin, pied wagtail, wren (heard), dunnock (heard), blackbird, whitethroat, garden warbler, blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, long-tailed tit, blue tit, great tit, jay, magpie, crow, chaffinch.
If the house needs work, they want to make a smaller down payment with an FHA loan, and hold some of their own cash for repairs. [url=http://www.icanadagooseca.com]canada goose[/url] Abutting on qing-yan motorway heshan city road, it really is mainly business clothing large markets, since its business in 1984 after three times expansion, has been formed covers a location of 140 mu, the bosses area of 60000 block meters, 6480 booth, 2019 inside room of the sites between primary wholesale sector. [url=http://officialcanadagoosesoutlet.ca]canada goose[/url]
[url=http://flyballbags.com]canada goose toronto factory[/url] If you can say it'll suck this far before it opens then I too can make bold statements in the opposite direction!! Bane looks good, Batman looks good, considering we haven't seen this particular scene with the post lighting FX and the actual camera angle intended I think it looks pretty awesome. [url=http://www.onlinebeatsbydreoutlet.com]beats by dre pro skins[/url]