Video of the interview will be posted shortly
Glenn read quite an interesting ad played by the Canadian government during their children’s broadcast on CBC asking for anyone of any race (except caucasian) apply. Would that be legal in the United States? Apparently it’s totally cool in Canada. Glenn interviewed Sun News's Brian Lilley on radio this morning about the story.
Transcript of Interview is below:
GLENN: Brian Lilley from Sun News, kind of our sister in spirit, Sun News, to TheBlaze up in Canada, been taking on the monstrosity that is the CBC for quite some time and a good, decent, good, decent man. Brian, how are you, sir?
CALLER: I'm doing well, Glenn. Doing well.
GLENN: Good. I'm glad we can talk to you over the vast space between Texas and Canada, especially from the NRA convention which is surprising to probably most Canadians, actually was founded based on the Canadian shooting organization back in the 1800s because Canada had one of the best shooting organizations in the world at the time and the American Civil War generals came up to Canada and said, "Hey, can you help us? Because we suck at shooting down here."
LILLEY: You know, it's funny that you're speaking at the NRA because I'm on my way to speak to the National Firearms Association kind of a sister in spirit group here in Canada, although a lot smaller, and that's one of the things that I'm going to be telling them along with the fact that we've got to keep fighting back against the crazy gun control that we have. And, you know, I'm one of the few voices up here that will say that, unlike the CBC, which is all about more gun control, more gun control, more gun control. We used to be as free as you, and we're far away from it now, but I'm worried you're heading down our path.
GLENN: No, I think we are. I think the cart may get in front of the horse here and we may be rolling down that hill and catching up and passing you very soon. We wanted to talk to you a little bit about Kids CBC. And we don't even know if this is legal in the United States. We wanted to know how everybody in Canada feels about this. There was an ad for the Kids CBC that says, "Hello, if you're here to find instructions regarding a self tape audition submission for the Male Kids CBC host, you're in the right place. Below you'll find a PDF with the audition material and all of the instructions. Please only submit if you match the following criteria: Male between the ages of 23 to 35 years and any race except Caucasian."
LILLEY: But you forgot the most important criteria, the one that comes after that: Nonunion. I mean, that's really the one that's causing consternation on the left. Nonunion. How dare they.
GLENN: Nonunion? Let me ask you this: Are people actually in Canada, has everybody in Canada - because this is where we're kind of headed, so many Americans are just kind of going dead inside and you're like, oh, the president allowed another ambassador to be shot and killed and this time they carved up his body and carved him into steaks and roasted him there at the embassy and ate him on live television. Huh. And we move on. You guys, is this causing any kind of stir up there?
LILLEY: Well, you know, it's causing a stir with my audience. I talked about this on Sun News the other day, I wrote about it on the website. It's causing a stir on talk radio. So all the same usual suspects that would create a stir with in the U.S., it's creating a stir here. But CBC is this billion dollar PBS on steroids. It is the state broadcaster, although the current state, the current Canadian government is headed by conservatives. So they hate their pay masters because they are an extreme leftwing organization. So all the other media, the big newspapers that also lean left, they are kind of mentioning this but they don't want to push it too much and, you know, oh, well, kind of got caught. The officials at CBC said, well, it was a mistake; it shouldn't have happened that way. We just wanted diversity.
LILLEY: And, of course, that's code word for don't hire whitey.
PAT: Yeah, anybody but a Caucasian like they specified now in the ad. Now
GLENN: We just wanted diversity. Think of that: We just wanted diversity. But what you did was you were honest and you said no Caucasian. So there's no diversity
LILLEY: Just hiring one guy. So how are you going to get diversity?
PAT: Wry an, we were saying that
GLENN: You could hire our president.
STU: There you go.
GLENN: And we'd be willing to let you have him.
GLENN: Cheap. We're willing to let him go cheap.
STU: We'll pay you.
PAT: While it is, it is illegal in the U.S. to discriminate based on race, we were figuring that nobody would make a big deal out of it here in America. So nothing would probably be done. Is it illegal in Canada to do that?
LILLEY: Well, like you guys, you know, we don't have the Bill of Rights. We've got the Charter of Rights. And it says you shall not discriminate based on race, creed, color, blah, blah blah, all the usual things that we're supposed to all hate.
LILLEY: But hey, progressives don't play by the same rules. And when progressives do it, it's different.
PAT: Yes, it is.
LILLEY: So, you know
PAT: Yes, it is.
LILLEY: affirmative action programs should be unconstitutional in your country but I'm pretty sure state law, or University of Michigan law, you know, they've got a very extensive affirmative action program that made a lot of headlines a little while ago. This is the same sort of thing. Our federal government still has programs where they will say certain jobs are only for women or only Aboriginals or Indians can apply. We've got a, you know, only visible minorities can apply for this one.
Just yesterday our largest province, Ontario tabled its budget. Here's another example of progressives don't play by the same rules. Our uber left premiere brought out a budget. This is a government that has attacked the big tobacco. Big tobacco's evil and we've got to stomp out smoking and get farmers to stop growing tobacco and you're not allowed to even see cigarettes when you walk in the store anymore. They all have to be hidden behind a curtain or a door.
GLENN: Sounds like Michael Bloomberg.
LILLEY: Well, if Indian smokes, they're going to help you sow it better because Indian smokes are health food, I think.
PAT: That's amazing.
GLENN: All right. Brian, God bless you, man. Thanks so much. And please say hello to everybody at Sun News because you guys are doing a tremendous job. How is your expansion going?
LILLEY: Well, we went before our regulator. Here in Canada everything's regulated. And it was a little rough this week but we hope to hear in about two months time whether we get to go forward or whether we get to, I don't know, look for (inaudible).
GLENN: So what does it mean, how does it work up there? What do you mean you look towards you had to meet with your regulator? What do they do? How does this work?
LILLEY: We're trying to get an improved license. We've got to we've got such a concentrated industry that's in bed with government in ways we could not do what you've done at TheBlaze up here. You could not start an online network and then go to the cable companies and say, "Hey, carry us." You'd have to get a license first to broadcast.
LILLEY: And then you'd have to meet all these crazy conditions including promoting multiculturalism and yada, yada.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Just when I think that maybe someday you'll have to
PAT: Just when you think it's gotten as bad as it can, you realize.
GLENN: You look up to Canada and say holy cow.
GLENN: Well, Brian, thank you very much. And as always, anything we can do to help you and help the expansion. We have, you know, we have been friends and our networks are friends, but more importantly our countries are friends and anything we can do to help Canada, you just let us know. Thanks, Brian.
LILLEY: All right. Thanks, Glenn, all the best.
GLENN: Bye bye. I'm thinking about I'm thinking about applying at the CBC.