With CTV bending to Saudi legal pressure and pulling the EthicalOil.org ad followed then by news anchor Jacqueline Milczarek’s sneering comment that Canada is not any more ethical than the Saudis and her very lame attempt at deflecting, has put its relationship with the Saudi government in question.
First, check out this story about the Saudis holding an election for the first time allowing women to vote and this quote from the Saudi King Abdullah was used:
“We refuse to marginalize the role of women in Saudi society and in every aspect, within the rules of Sharia”
Oh please…You’ll notice that there is no mention by CTV that this new government body has no real legislative power and that only 28% of the people bothered voting in this phony election.
Now take a look at Ezra Levant’s column from today:
“CTV is also owned by Bell Canada, which has done an enormous amount of work in Saudi Arabia, building their telephone infrastructure. Did the Saudi sheiks pressure Bell Canada to shut up their CTV television station? I asked CTV’s spokesman and he wrote back to me. He didn’t confirm it — but he didn’t deny it, either.”
Surely CTV wouldn’t run glowing news stories and pull an ad critical of the Saudi government to help keep their parent company in the good books of this dictatorship right?