So, what do you think: did Don Newman jump into early retirement or was he pushed? Apparently, senior CBC sources have confirmed the plan to cancel CBC Newsworld’s Politics television show. So, no show, no Don or was it no Don, no show?
I tend to watch Power Play at 5:00 p.m. over at CTV, but do tune in to Politics quite often (I record it for later viewing). I have been a fan of host Don Newman for several years, but there is no denying the left-Lib bias of the show. This constant bias is rather irritating and I find Power Play less so.
For years the situation was reversed: I regularly watched Newman’s show and recorded Mike Duffy for later viewing. But the irrelevant punditry, with pundits, politicians and others with vested interests virtually reading from their scripted talking points became too much for me. Politics too often went for the easy story even when the issues involved really didn’t matter a whole lot.
According to the CBC Web site, Don Newman has “opted for the voluntary retirement incentive.” I wonder if he opted out because he knew of the fate awaiting his show?