04.12.2011 07:51 PM

Hey, Steve Paikin is reading viewer emails

Here’s one: “Why insist on putting a white supremacist on TVO, Steve?”

6 Comments

  1. Phil says:

    I didn’t watch it, who was the white supremacist?

  2. Elisa says:

    Harper,../Heritage Front and Northern Foundation..look it up….

  3. Nasty Bob says:

    Phil – it was a while back on his Agenda show. He invited a racist blogger to speak about something. Apparently, his research staff didn’t know about all the tripe she’s spewed. WK and several other people brought that to the show’s attention. They called on him to cancel the invite because it would give a veneer of credibility to a really odious person . Rather than do the right thing he took the – It’s my show and I’m a really pro journalist and I can have whoever I want on the show-position.

    To me it sounded like he was saying ” Had I known about her before she never would be on my show BUT for the sake of journalistic integrity I’m still going to invite someone with no integrity (thereby treating her as someone with integrity) because it makes me look like I have integrity because journalistic integrity demands I not be pushed around even if the journalistic integrity of the show is ultimately compromised.

    If I recall correctly, the really pro journalist didn’t even ask her a question her about her vile views and, given them, why anything she was saying should be taken seriously.

  4. smelter rat says:

    Who’s Steve Paikin? Never heard of him, but I don’t get out much.

  5. Lipman says:

    I’m glad you won’t let that KS thing go, because it is very important, and anyone with an interest in promoting a hate-free society should agree. Why on earth would Paikin (or his people at TVO) invite a reprehensible person like her on their publicly-funded show. It simply gives a platform to a dangerous demagogue and his failure to account for the mistake speaks volumes about his ego.

  6. Dude Love says:

    Steve Paikin is an overpaid broadcaster. And worst of all, paid with taxpayer funds.

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