May 16, 2016

“A garbage person at a garbage network”: How Jian Ghomeshi helped the CBC fulfill its mandate for once

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger

If the CBC wasn't an unaccountable sacred cow, worshipped by progressives and handled with kid gloves by conservatives, then the whole disgusting Ghomeshi affair would never have happened.

But this is Canada.

Where asking tough questions is looked at as rudeness. Where nobody likes to tell the truth because that makes people feel uncomfortable. Where we make a virtue out of tolerating abuse, because we think that that gives us the moral authority to judge others.

And so, despite knowing that they could have gone public about Ghomeshi's actions at any time, cut ties, and be forgiven — because the CBC and its precious "mandate" is and always will be above reproach, no matter how lousy the ratings are or how much their employees break the public trust —  the network decided that he would be allowed to continue his reign of terror, and would escape scrutiny time and time again.

They even drafted press releases in his defence -- and perhaps theirs -- just before the story broke.  

For if they admitted that they fostered an actual rape culture at the CBC, then....well, any number of progressive nightmares would come true.

The HarperCon barbarians would have had a pretext to subject the network to horrible, horrible market forces. Our international reputation would suffer yet another blow. The fragile fabric of our nation would be torn. Virtue signalling male feminists would have yet another thing to apologize for in their quest to get some from their easily triggered female counterparts.

And so Jian Ghomeshi, a garbage person at a garbage network that produces garbage passed off as Canadian content in a garbage-y wasteful fashion did garbage things while other garbage people calling themselves managers did a garbage job at managing this garbage situation, until finally the stench from all this garbage in its various forms got too stinky to be ignored any longer.

And what is more -- the CBC tolerated Ghomeshi's behaviour for as long as it did because the people working there KNOW that they are a waste of space no matter how loudly they proclaim to be offended by the suggestion.

They were so desperate for a Canadian Success Story -- something that would justify the complete lack of value taxpayers get for their money -- that they took the frontman of a minor band called Moxy Fruvous and made him into a cultural touchstone just because he had a glimmer of charisma.

And for his part, Ghomeshi wanted an army of bedazzled bumpkins who would fawn over him and distract him from his overwhelming sense of unworthiness.

A needy, insecure public broadcaster and a needy, insecure host found one another and it was love at first sight. And a needy, insecure country accepted the charade because it was -- in the words of one of Ghomeshi's accusers -- "too sparkly."

So I suppose that by letting Ghomeshi con Canadians like the common rubes they are, the CBC actually did fulfill on its mandate for once. They did "contribute to shared national consciousness and identity" showing us who we really are.

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commented 2016-05-20 12:57:18 -0400
Al you seem to have a shocking degree of ignorance of our nations legal traditions and charter rights:
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
11. Any person charged with an offence has the right …
(d) to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal;

Not guilty is the same as innocent since there is a preexisting assumption of innocence. It may be common for people to reserve judgement until the trial is finished, since it is possible they sill be found guilty in the future. Now that the trial is finished I present you with 11(h) if finally acquitted of the offence, not to be tried for it again and, if finally found guilty and punished for the offence, not to be tried or punished for it again;

So since Ghomeshi can not be retried for the crime, he can never be found guilty, he is by definition innocent. That is in fact a legal conclusion.
commented 2016-05-19 21:21:10 -0400
Brad you misunderstand. Not guilty is not the same as innocent. We have no verdict of innocent. That is your imposition not a legal conclusion. The man is a scumbag and I don’t want my tax dollar going to him, his ilk or the CBC.
commented 2016-05-18 06:02:37 -0400
Josephine, the OJ Simpson very controversial, many believed it was tainted by charges of racism and a city primed for violent riots. Riots where many people died under similar circumstances. That is, there was potential pressure for the jury not to evaluate the evidence objectively but to find OJ innocent so the city could move on in peace.
Any pressure that existed in the first Ghomeshi trial was to find him guilty in spite of the evidence. Like I said barring proof that Ghomeshi was never even alone with the women or audio/video evidence during the encounter, I don’t see how he could have proved his innocence more thoroughly in the court.
I don’t believe Ghomeshi has apologized to anyone other than Borel. He did not admit any criminal guilt, only that he was inappropriate at times as her boss. His motivation for doing so is clear, he was given the choice between a public apology; or a trail that would cost a quarter million in legal fees, and a chance of going to jail and being branded a sex offender for the rest of his life. Even if there was less than a one percent chance of being found guilty, you can see how he would be highly motivated to take the deal that leaves him with no criminal record.
commented 2016-05-18 00:26:24 -0400
If Ghomeshi is so ‘innocent’, then why has he now apologized to new witnesses that have come forward with more sexual harrassment allegations against Ghomeshimwhile he worked for the CBC? OJ Simpson was also acquitted at his murder trial and then found guilty during the civil suit.
commented 2016-05-17 11:52:06 -0400
Al, I get it you don’t have a high opinion of Jian. I can’t say I was a fan either, though I never listened to his show enough to form much of an opinion either way.
In truth I really don’t care about Jian, nor do I care what consenting adults do in their bedrooms, I care about our legal traditions and charter rights, which are under attack by radical leftists based on magical thinking and an extremely biased left-wing press.
The man was found not guilty (therefore innocent) in just about the most convincing, dramatic way that could be imagined, baring proof he wasn’t even alone with the women or video/audio recording. Yet the press pretends he is still somehow guilty, that the courts failed and we need to eliminate thousand year old legal traditions and charter rights.
The more important issue not Jian’s personal life, but the erosion of all our rights, the left wants us to board the crazy train to a Canadian Soviet Union, and Josh is still caught up in the schadenfreude of a radio host he doesn’t like having his kinky sex life exposed.
commented 2016-05-17 08:55:17 -0400
Brad Johnson, Your defence of Ghomeshi just made Josh’s point. Ghomeshi is a loathsome specimen as is the network that hired him. Perversion whether or not it is consensual, and being self-absorbed is still the sign of a low life.
commented 2016-05-17 02:42:14 -0400
Wow Josh, did you write this article a year ago? Seriously, this article seems to be dangerously undeterred by actual facts.
So far Ghomeshi seems to be guilty of nothing more than kinky consensual sex and being a bit of a moody narcissist. Considering nearly all major media personalities (perhaps even some at Rebel) are guilty of the same this is hardly a big deal.
Did you pay any attention to the first trial? Once one accepts he was in fact alone with these women and there is no video or audio recording it is hard to imagine how a man could prove himself more convincingly innocent. A woman with hair extensions accuses him of pulling her hair, a woman accusing him of choking writes a hand written love note closing with “I love your hands”, and the third invites him into her home, and … well lets just say she was the handsy one. You could not make this stuff up if you tried
This is not even getting into the women sending him pictures of themselves performing sex acts on beer bottles, bikini pics, and unequivocal overtures of intercourse. The fact that all three witnesses were found to be deceitful to the court.
If you think the last peace bond means anything, I beg to differ. It means nothing more than the Crown had a very weak case and Ghomeshi didn’t feel up to another quarter million dollars in legal fees and the chance of being branded a sex offender for the rest of his life no matter how small the chance of conviction. Considering that the main witness alleges an incident happened a full 18 months before her third party witness even worked at the CBC, that chance was vanishingly small.
You just ignore all that stick to your narrative immune to all facts and developments over the past year. Ignore the fact that the far left wants to overture thousand year old common law principles and charter rights over incorrect perceptions of injustice formed by inaccurate “Salem witch trial” style reporting. Don’t point out the gross failures of left wing media and the infiltration of extreme Marxist feminism into are courts, just stick to the article you wrote a year ago.
commented 2016-05-16 21:39:58 -0400
The stench coming from recycled garbage at mothercorpse is getting rank enough to expect another episode of taking out the trash – who will be the fallen Mothercorpse idol next? Stumblebumbolous, the Hockey hipster explodes channeling Foster Hewitt ? Maybe Marg Delahunty contracts terminal diarrhea doing a biography on Rob Ford? Peter Mansbridge’s sleep-over jammie parties at 24 Sussex? Rick Mercer turning out to be a closet tory?

Gee it’s almost like we pay attention to these Podunk luminaries..
commented 2016-05-16 16:47:44 -0400
Just call Ghomeshi “The CBC Strangler”.
commented 2016-05-16 15:51:17 -0400
All that needs being said is that the majority of Lieberals are morally & mentally bankrupt! Gender confused, ill thought out immigration, high taxes, fiscally irresponsible, arrogantly & willfully ignorant, deceitful, and extremely socialistic – pretty much sums up the average Lieberal.
commented 2016-05-16 14:07:10 -0400
I seem to recall David Suzuki reqiring an all female security team when he visited a university one time. Just sayin.
commented 2016-05-16 13:53:18 -0400
Here’s the real story:



Isn’t it apparent???


Would you be pissed off if your competitor was subsidized by the Canadian goobmint? Would you say something? I sure would.

So why is the media party so quiet on this matter??


That’s why all the news outlets write the same stories – ALL THE FUCKING TIME!!!!!