The CBC did too.
As Gavin told us, and the CBC, he is married to an Aboriginal woman.
She’s a status Indian, and so are his kids, who even have Indian names.
Gavin’s interview was the most interesting ten minutes on CBC television since the Jian Ghomeshi fiasco.
But I’ll show you the rest of the Media Party’s reaction to his appearance on the state broadcaster.
You’ll notice that none of these journalists criticized anything Gavin actually said or did. They just tweet their own wild fantasies — that he might dress like a Klansman; that he “hates Jews.”
(Note: That video is based on a comedy routine. Gavin performed it when we were in Tel Aviv. The 200-strong Jewish audience loved it…)
But even if Gavin was any of those things, so what?
Wouldn’t a real journalist want to have a controversial person on the show to answer for themselves?
No. Instead, the CBC quickly issued an apology for having on a conservative guest.
I guess the state broadcaster got a phone call from the Prime Minister’s office…
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