Update: CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals

CBC has fired marquee host Evan Solomon after the Star reported that he was taking secret commission payments related to art sales involving people he dealt with as a host.

“I regret to inform you that CBC News has ended its relationship with Evan Solomon,” executive Jennifer McGuire said in a brief statement issued late Tuesday, a day after the Star presented the findings of its investigation to the network.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I fuckin’ love this story!
    I love it so much that I even read an article at the red star.

    • Ha!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        You usually do it so I don’t have to.
        Birdie Num Num.
        Thank you very much.

  • mauser 98

    wow!…the Star threw a CBC comrade under the bus!? … whew.. way more going on here ..
    …crack me a Stella Artois
    …real butter on my popcorn..

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I put so much butter on my popcorn I have to eat it with a spoon.

      • mauser 98

        margarine … yuk … will die with the real stuff

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          You have to binge in moderation.

          • Clausewitz

            Lol, binge in moderation. I like the concept, just can’t do it.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I only binge eat two pounds of bacon at a sitting a couple of times a year.
            Nowadays I have to cook four because of the kids.
            Hey, kids, we have eggs, too.
            I weigh a hundred and fifty pounds.

      • Frances

        So you just have popcorn with your butter 😉

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Sometimes the condiment is the main attraction.
          Pumpkin pie is merely a delivery vehicle for whipped cream.
          Breakfast sausages are the main port for HP or Worcestershire sauce.
          Toast is great but if it wasn’t for bacon grease, tomatoes and salt and pepper I wouldn’t normally eat it.
          Things like that.

          • mauser 98

            grease required to take edge off hangover

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I use Clamato salted with Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, tabasco and celery salt to take that edge off.
            If you need to rehydrate, the salt is what you’re also missing.

    • Waffle

      Maybe Gil’s cleaning house. I think you’re right — something going on.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Intriguing.

  • mauser 98

    Frank Magazine says Solomon made $225k + speaking fee’s /year
    https://frankmag.ca/2015/01/cbc-for-ale-top-moonlighting-meatpuppets/

    ….seems light

    • He’s gonna need it he just got canned.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        He’s always been a greasy bastard.
        How long have we been kremlin watching his show?

  • Clear Thinker

    flamboyant or flaming?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Is there a difference?

  • Frau Katze

    Second scandal within a few months.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What did he do last time?

      • mauser 98

        charming, smooth talkin’ Gohmeshi Ms Katz referring to i think

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Oh, well, I thought it was something like Solomon assaulting the truth every day on his show.

      • Frau Katze

        I’m thinking of CBC and Ghomeshi.

  • He’s fired now.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Fer sher, fer sher?
      Don’t play with me, man!
      I’m super cereal, here.

    • That creates an opportunity for Haroon Coren.

  • Rama44
    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Excelsior!

  • DMB

    At the CBC art dealing gets you fired faster than sexual harassment & assault.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Yeah, well you know, modern art is a crime.

    • Indeed!

  • Millie_Woods

    Another episode of ‘pain in the arts’.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That took me a minute Millie.

  • Ho Hum
    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Doesn’t that picture of Ghomeshi now look so incredibly fucking creepy?
      Maybe it always did but we were told not to know any better.

    • Ha!

  • Helios Megistos

    One more reason for Stephen Milquetoast to immediately dissolve the CBC; fire everybody overnight; sell all of the buildings and all of the equipment; you can do it; time has come for a cultural counter-revolution; the Left deserves no mercy!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I think they’re doing a good enough job on their own.
      Give them enough rope.

      • Helios Megistos

        63 years of spouting leftist tripe is far too long; if the shoe was on the other side, they would shut us down at once!

  • Ho Hum
    • Helios Megistos

      The CBC stands for Trudeaupia; its destruction would go a long way toward getting our country back!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      He got sandbagged!

    • Thanks.

  • And I thought Jian Ghomeshi was the only one.

    (sarcasm function disabled)

    • Gary

      Sheema Khan from CAIR and Jian were the CBC’s Poster person for Diversity to fight islamophobia and bigotry by non-muslims that paint islam as linked to Terrorism and Misogyny .
      Then , CAIR gets exposed for funding hamas terrorism with Donations in 2009 by the FBI for which Khan jumped ship from CAIR and pretends she had noting to do with it , next comes the Iranni background racist misogynist Jian that beat up White non-muslim women for kicks .
      Funny how Evan loves to dig-up dirt on people and makes blanket statement for some people about their short comings prior to a Court case , yet will now be a victim of his poison that the CBC embraced to attacks non-liberal leftist progressives.
      The CBC and STAR ripped apart Rob Ford for merely allegations and yet George Smitherman , Michael Bryant , Svend Robinson and Ben Levin were given a pass on their proven crimes or drug addiction issue.
      In fact, Smithermen had that really odd Domestic abuse case where his husband fled the violence and yet the Police just return him to Furious George and in just 3 months right after Christmas the husband committed suicide which was very vague in the Media while few people want to talk about it.
      Rob Ford was only alleged to have had a 9-1-1 call for a domestic issue where the Media painted him as guilty , if HIS wife had left do you really thin k the Police would drag her back home….and if she killed her self later on do you think for a moment that Feminists and the female Coun.’s at City Hall wouldn’t demand an Inquiry for why the Police return an alleged batter spouse.

      Today it looks like Gay, Feminist , Black and Muslim trumps the Law.

      • The only reason why the CBC cut Ghomeshi and Solomon loose is because someone in the Toronto Star hated them.

        I have come to terms with that.

  • truthdareisay

    Next!

  • Clausewitz

    Heard the news driving home from coaching baseball tonight. One less smug jackwad at the People Network, so many to go. I’m sure Hubie will keep throwing his employee’s overboard until there is no one left to cover his sorry aristocratic ass.

    • k1962

      I found him smug too. Glad to see him go!

  • Tom Forsythe

    I doubt that we are getting anything close to the whole story here.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Please can Neil MacDonald be next?