Ghomeshi “merely a symptom of a larger problem at the CBC”

Janice Rubin’s report looking into the way top CBC brass handled Jian Ghomeshi’s lewd and inappropriate behavior was released this week, and led to the firing of two senior executives.

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  • tom_billesley

    A climate of consent prompts others to abuse the vulnerable.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You got it!

  • simus1

    Successful suppression exercises of facts deemed unhelpful to the left is the daily routine a successful and upwardly mobile media party executive. This scenario of stifling an in house scandal would seem even more of a slam dunk for such egotists.

    • They have have done a good job of mitigating the damage, the scapegoats have been dealt with, the rest are free.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Let the sexual shenanigans continue…which is precisely what will happen.

      • Frances

        Yes, and how golden was their handshake?

  • David Murrell

    Meanwhile, over at the Globe and Mail (Canada’s pro-Corruption Newspaper), the much-wrhsiped paper could only come up with one follow-up article by pro-CBC shoeshine-girl Kate Taylor:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/cbcs-new-q-has-tough-assignments-including-erasing-ghomeshi-memories/article24016024/

    breathlessly worrying about how CBC Radio’s “Q” will do, with its new host, the wonderful, highly-worshiped rapper Shadrach Kabango. Now Mr. Kabango has all the CBC-cred needed to be a fantastic success (he is non-white, left-wing) — vismin traits that made Jian Ghomeshi the wondrous star he was — so things are looking up at “Q” and CBC Radio, Kate Taylor writes.
    Needless to say, the Globe and Mail opinion makers are silent over at the Globe’s “Debate” web page (huh? Does the Globe every publish two sides of an argument? Where’s the debate?). Nah. No need the discuss the abject corruption under the highly-esteemed Ghomeshi and his producers. Better to keep silent about that. Mustn’t criticize the wonderful, money-giving CBC, can we?
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    • Ed

      I won’t read a paper that turns off comments. Especially like the Globe, where comments are closed only where the opinions are likely to undermine the liberal slant of any article. Patronize me? Screw you.

    • Pitiful

    • WalterBannon

      I, like many conservatives, have stopped reading the Globe

  • canminuteman

    Ghomeshi is a symbol of the crap that women are prepared to take from men if they think it will further their careers. Does anyone seriously think that they would put up with what he did from the janitorial staff?

    • You make a point, in some instances career advancement cannot be ruled out.

      • BillyHW

        Women sure like their douchebags, in the sack, and also in the voting booth.

        • Well, if it was consensual there wouldn’t be an issue. My impression is that these women agreed to go to bed with Ghomeshi, but not to be beaten black and blue by him.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I’ve a cousin who enjoyed a very successful off-camera career in the media. He was also among the top Master’s Degree graduates in both Communications Theory and Journalism. This was the mid-1970s, the economy was awful across Canada, and employment opportunities for new grads were few and far between. The dean of the Journalism School took him aside and asked him where he aimed to work. His response – “The CBC, I guess, if I can get in.” – prompted the dean to ask my cousin whether he was gay. When the dean learned that my cousin had just married and become a dad, he slowly explained that “…these days, only gay people can get into the CBC, and not just on merit, follow?”

    The rot at the CBC goes back decades and also goes a long way in explaining the sustained leftism and programming mediocrity that is characteristic of the CBC.

    • That does not surprise me in the least.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …moi aussi…

      • BillyHW

        I’m sure the only reason Ghomeshi got hired in the first places is that everyone thought he was gay.

        • WalterBannon

          I assumed that was why his show was called ‘Q’

    • BillyHW

      This totally explains why Michael Coren is back doing stuff at the CBC.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Oi!
        Leave Michael Coren alone.

        • BillyHW

          If we just give him some rope, he’ll hang himself.

      • Justin St.Denis

        That was unnecessarily slanderous. I’m no crazed Coren fan, but the man is not gay and implying same is simply childish and silly.

        • simus1

          Even if he was, or is, which seems unlikely, friendly Mr Wobble has more seriously unnerving qualities which would appeal to the CBC . Like standing up foursquare in support for unpopular freedom of speech issues on the one hand then promptly trying to shield his defeat prone anti free speech ultra liberal semi fascist mindset friends when they are excoriated in debate for their folly on the same issues.

        • BillyHW

          Michael Coren is going to be sucking Judas’ cock in hell just like he’s sucking cocks at the CBC to try and get his old job back.

          http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/ID/2664214688/

  • BillyHW

    Michael Coren has been appearing on the CBC again. Maybe he likes the rough sex the way he likes the gay sex?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What’s yer beef wif Michael Coren?

      • BillyHW

        You haven’t been paying attention, have you?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          No, I guess I haven’t.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I don’t ge these people either! COREN is an really, really good writer. I’ve read at least 10 of his historical works. Fantastic author and researcher! His politics aren’t always in agreement with my own, but he presents his perspectives very well.

        I guess some cannot handle ANYTHING/ONE they do not ENTIRELY agree with. Must get lonely…just like the feminists and their cats.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I’m a conservative but I don’t expect to agree with all conservatives on everything.
          For instance, I’ve had gay guys hit on me but it doesn’t bother me.
          I think it’s a compliment to be so favoured.
          Doesn’t mean they can talk me into it.

          • Justin St.Denis

            That hasn’t ever happened to me. I am one of those genuinely identifiable cisgendered heterosexuals who has never been uncomfortable around gay or effeminate men. My mom was a fashion designer, so I was fairly comfortable around gay people from a young age. I also had a “girlfriend” from the age of 14 onwards because I just knew I liked girls! Funny, that. 😉 I think the gay people around me saw that. My wife and I have gay friends who laugh about how “cluelessly straight” I am. 😉

  • WalterBannon

    This is no different from Rotherham UK. The CBC execs did not want to be “racist” by challenging this muslim on his abusive assaults on women, they wanted to “respect” his culture.

  • Gary

    Rubin had ties to the CBc and I expected her to get a big bag of public money for her report that is much like one from a traffic cop after the car crash.
    She reported that people were harmed, a mess was left on the road , witnesses gave evidence from their perspective , cars were damaged and taken away while the scene was cleaned by road crews.
    End of the Report…..where’s my MONEY.

    Oh , Wynne said that the CBC isn’t perfect , can it get better…yes , and all the system are now in place so it won’t happen again so go back to your homes …the great OZ has everything under control .

    • Justin St.Denis

      As long as the faucets run with cold cash, sex and perversion will find a cozy comfortable home at the CBC. It has been that way for decades now. You can pretty much assume that CBC employees are in the skin trade and for sale. They just don’t hang the price tags on their ears like they used to do in Holland.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    CBC is rotten to the core.