She’s a CBC reporter. She wrote to me in October, when I was feeling pretty down.
I saw it as a nice note. Human to human.
At this point, I think I’d be forgiven for thinking this exchange was wholly personal. Perhaps she had had experience with depression, too, perhaps she was simply being nice. But she sure wasn’t being a CBC reporter. I asked her about that.
She was living in New York. After that exchange, I thought nothing more of it.
Until I heard from former Daisy Group staff that she was calling them, that is. I was a bit stunned by that: had she actually been pretending to be nice to me, so I’d lower my guard? Wasn’t that unethical?
I told her I thought she had engaged in deception. I also said to her: “Anyone looking at [those messages] would feel as I do – that you were not being straight with me. At all.”
I felt she had breached CBC’s journalistic standards and practices. I felt she had breached their code of conduct. But I didn’t make a complaint.
Seeing now the story she has produced – in which she and Andrea Bellemare gratuitously, and without any relationship whatsoever to the story, mentioned that my marriage had broken up (winning her the tweeted support of CBC meat puppets Harry Forestell and Lucy van Oldenbarnev) – I wonder if I should have.
Kaleigh Rogers is an unethical reporter. Stay away from her (and the others).