Terry Milewski of the CBC decided to start doing some proper reporting by asking Michael Ignatieff why he is doing a one-on-one interview with the editor of a newspaper which praised the beating of Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh.
From the CBC article:
“Hansra wrote an editorial praising the brutal beating of Ujjal Dosanjh in 1985 and calling his attackers “the Guru’s Beloved” for giving him a “good thrashing.” Dosanjh, now a Liberal MP, called in the RCMP.
“Hansra was editor of the weekly Sanjh Savera when it ran a front-page colour illustration of Sikh bodyguards’ 1984 machine-gun assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi under the headline, “honour the martyrs who killed the sinner.”
Iggy, obviously caught off guard, stumbled and bumbled before lamely trying to deflect with his poorly memorized, and untrue lines about Harper demanding cultural costumes in photo ops.
For added amusement watch the uncomfortable bobble-head Liberal candidate standing behind Iggy. (see here)
Update: Iggy went ahead with interview
“To be sure, Mr. Hansra has said controversial things in the past, but he has an established mainstream presence both in his capacity as a journalist, [and] as a regular contributor in other mainstream media, including the CBC radio (As it Happens, The House and The Sunday Edition) and other respected media outlets,” the statement said. (see here)