Christie Blatchford: Ghomeshi verdict was magnificent, compared to trial by press or social media

It was with a blessed minimum of horse manure and obeisance to cultural politics that Ontario Court Judge William Horkins Thursday acquitted former CBC golden boy Jian Ghomeshi of a raft of historic sexual assault charges.

And Horkins, properly but nonetheless bravely in the current climate, placed the responsibility for the collapse of the case squarely where it belongs – with the three women who were Ghomeshi’s accusers.

  • Waffle

    So, will Jian finally come out of the closet?

  • Ron MacDonald

    The Devil made me do it.

  • Ed

    The protester’n ‘er tits…

    Why the media squemishness of showing them off? Remember “Gwen” whatserface in Guelph marching up and down the road on behalf of her bare tits?

    A right is a right. Let’s have a look see…

  • Alain

    Contrary to what so many have commented, an acquittal was actually justice being dealt property, so rare nowadays in Canada. For me Ghomeshi is most certainly a pervert, but then I say the same for these women who no only consented but came back for more. A real rape victim does not return for more of the same. Whatever motivation the women later claimed, the truth remains that one visit, one experience was not enough. All parties here were consenting adults. End of story.

    • Waffle

      After all the rhetoric and all the words that have been written and said, I can only conclude that Ghomeshi, at best, is extremely ambivalent about women. With all the new language being bandied about — what does “sexual assault” really mean these days? That someone got her hair extensions pulled while performing a b.j.? I have no idea, neither does anybody else. Yeah, if somebody came back for more of the same, it’s hard not to take that as consent.

    • Will Quest

      A sewage of ugly & violent neurotics hooking up …..their bound to be broken hearts……..

      • Will Quest


  • BillyHW

    Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • Do I believe that Jian Ghomeshi is a pig and there was a sick culture festering in the CBC?


    It didn’t help that these women made themselves unbelievable.