Last fall, in October 2008,I posted this entry
in my blog discussing the Dion interview.
It came about in class, when Centennial journalism students discussed this controversial interview done by ATV showing hiccups and false starts by then Liberal leader Stephane Dion. Our journalism students felt strongly that Stephane Dion should have known better, as a seasoned politician, and should have responded using his media training to be "on message" no matter how confusing or convoluted the question was.
Other students felt that CTV had broken an implied promise not to air the bloopers.
But most put the blame on Dion himself, because there are standards which journalists apply to public figures, and he should have handled himself better.
Now, it appears, CTV has had its knuckles rapped by the Canadian Broadcast Standards agency.