Another example of bias at CBC?

From the CBC website.

A tweet from Edmonton Oiler Nail Yakupov is causing some controversy among the city’s Sikhs after the right winger [not bold in original] professed surprise at CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast in Punjabi.

Shortly before he hit the ice for practice Sunday morning, the player tweeted a message in Russian that translates roughly as “How can this be?” or “How can this happen?”

Attached to the tweet was a picture of the hosts from CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi, which broadcasts two games every Saturday with commentary in the Punjabi language.

Yakupov tweeted a picture of the two hosts of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi with the message \

Yakupov tweeted a picture of the two hosts of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi with the message “How can this be?” (CBC)

Would CBC have reported this if the Yakupov was a left winger? Enquiring minds want to know!

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dmorris

I didn’t know there was a CBC HNIC broadcast in Punjabi. I’m all for it, might help Sikhs assimilate into the population. Considering their numbers, their community might also be a source for more young people taking up hockey. The only Sikh NHL’er I can think of was Robin Bawa,who played a few games for the Canucks.

The CBC wastes a lot of money, but this time I believe they may have a reasonable cause. Maybe they should start a HNIC broadcast in various Middle Eastern dialects, might help to inspire more Nazem Khadris than Omar Khadrs.

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