An Inconvenient Question

No one at the CBC reads The Tea Makers.
Right?
I asked a simple question – “where is the opinion piece that you say Jian Ghomeshi wrote for The Guardian?”
And that Jian Ghomeshi himself says that he wrote for The Guardian.

The answer to that question would reveal a lot about today’s CBC.
Even the way it’s being dealt with, when posed to Jeff Keay and Jian, reveals a lot about the current state of the CBC.
It seems that they hope the question will simply go away, and that Maclean’s doesn’t get wind of it.
Better to trivialize the issue, starting by simply ignoring it.
It’s only a minor detail, but of course there are larger implications.

What’s the CBC afraid of?
The truth?

18 comments:

  1. Allan
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 9:07 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Thereby leaving journalism teachers telling their students and the public things that aren’t truthful, because they relied on the integrity of the CBC.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:36 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The CBC lets Jian write his own bio regardless of whether it is inaccurate or misleading. Jian’s CBC bio is a copy/paste of his bio on his own website Jian.ca .

    That more responsible news and information source “Wikipedia” recently corrected and made a few clarifications in their Jian bio (which up until that point had been a copy/paste of the Jian.ca bio).

    Perhaps the CBC should be alerted that, according to Wikipedia, the CBC’s bio of Jian is innacurate (Jian.ca is standing firm on the claims made in Jian’s bio – Jian hasn’t changed a thing).

    Or we could just forget the whole thing. Which considering the parties involved (Jian and the CBC – neither is known for their honesty or objectivity at this point), may be the more logical choice.

  3. Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:26 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Hey, just because they didn’t run the piece he wrote for them doesn’t mean he didn’t write it. Note that they never say it was published.

    This is the type of technicality the CBC thrives on!

    But somewhat more seriously, does UGC count as opinion? Because I think we’re all generating wonderful opinion pieces on this site right now — put it on your resume!

  4. PoonGirljoined December 31, 2009
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 12:22 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Sounds like Exposee! speak from experience ?

  5. Exposee!
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 11:02 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Sorry – as silly as Jian is for embellishing his bio – is this post saying that CBC is running scared or stonewalling because they didn’t write you back and answer your question?

    Don’t you think they didn’t write you back because you’re a lonely nut-job? Because they don’t tend to respond to the nut-jobs.

  6. PoonGirljoined December 31, 2009
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I think Jian is desperate to give the illusion he is famous in the States and in London. When really, he’s barely tolerated in Canada.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    If you’re looking for more inaccuracies…….

    Jian’s website jian.ca has an article from More Magazine in which he mooches for cottage visits. It states that “The magazine, with cover girl Sharon Stone, is available now.” In fact, that is the American More Magazine, in which said article does NOT appear. It is in the Canadian More Magazine (I think Belinda Stronach will be on the cover…)

    On another note, why doesn’t he just rent one like the rest of us? Looks cheap. Doesn’t the CBC pay him enough?

  8. Anonymous
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The CBC just hired a lawyer for head of comedy. He’ll have a lot of time on his hands, so maybe he should write the tell-all book.

  9. Anonymous
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    OMG YOU DELETED MY COMMENT BCUZ YOUR THE MOST TRHUTHINESS IN THE WORLD ANDF YOU HAVE EGO THAT SAYS DELETE COMMENT MAKES ME LOOK STUPID SO PEOPLE DONT KNOW HOW STOOOPID I ARE OMG

  10. Anonymous
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 8:06 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    OMG YOU REALLY GOT EM GOOD WITH THIS ONE THEY WROTER OPINION PIEVCE INSTEAD OF ARTICLE MAN THE CBC S GONNA BE EXPLODED FOR EVER WITH EVIL WRONGNESS CUZOF THIS YOU ARE THE BEST OF GOOD INVESTIGATERS.

  11. anonymous
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Would it be selected for Canada Reads?

  12. Enik Sleastak
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Yeah, but who would read it–apart from the people named in it? (And let’s face it, they’d only read the pages about themselves, the people they’d slept with, and the people they hate.)

  13. anonymous
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 7:37 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Someone needs to write a book on the CBC with all the shenanigans from bosses sleeping with hosts, actors, and news hosts, to newsroom dirt, to hosts who are incredibly narcissistic and difficult to work with, and who bend the truth in order to make themselves seem more interesting.


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