CBC’s story on Rob Ford’s 911 call proved false

Toronto Police Chief William Blair has put out a press release (see here) stating that not only did Mayor Rob Ford not use the word “bitches” during his 911 call, there has been no complaints by the operators involved.

There is now a huge plate of crow to be shared by a lot of people (that includes you, Warren Kinsella) across Canada including at the CBC for their false article. Not only did they allow this personal attack dressed up as news to run in the first place, they doubled down by backing their “sources”:

“There were multiple sources who gave us information about the 911 call. We have re-confirmed with our sources and they stand behind what they have told us.”

Will heads now roll at MotherCorp?

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24 Responses to “CBC’s story on Rob Ford’s 911 call proved false”

  1. Alain Says:

    They are convinced that laws and regulations do not apply to them and that they are untouchable; meaning the government cannot shut them down.

  2. Roger Says:

    CTV also ran this “news” story last night on their national news with Lisa LaFlamme. I was surprised, but I guess I shouldn’t have been.

    • wilson Says:

      CTV ran the smear job on the National,
      but have buried the Chief’s statement backing up Ford, in the Toronto news.
      (statement released at 5 pm, too late for the political shows )

      How long does it take for a 911 response in Toronto.??
      Any stats out there?

  3. Fat Tony Says:

    I hop Ezra continues to follow this

  4. Liz J Says:

    So much for “sources” eh? This is huge for Ford and he really should take full advantage of it. So should we as citizens of this country who pay these CBC clowns to act like smart asses, doing one sided political satire at the expense of all Canadians.

    Lets all give James Moore a little heads-up on just the sort of stuff he’s continuing to fund and bragging about it. We must demand and deserve better. His contact info is readily available, send him an email, I intend to do so.

  5. dillon Says:

    This is mindboggling.Surely this breaks ever regulation of broadcasting in Canada. Lying must be actionable.

    • BC Blue Says:

      Of course it is but you and I pay for any CBC legal costs and they will never admit to having phony information, hiding behind “protecting their sources”

      • Anonymous Says:

        It is still the responsibility ot the editors at the CBC to confirm their sources information. Instead, driven by the left wing agenda that infests the CBC, they published the story with absoulutely no confirmation. This story, along with the slanderous publication of false information regarding Sun TV, is enough, or should be enough, for the government to curtail any further funding of this corrupt corporation.

      • platty Says:

        It is still the responsibility ot the editors at the CBC to confirm their sources information. Instead, driven by the left wing agenda that infests the CBC, they published the story with absoulutely no confirmation. This story, along with the slanderous publication of false information regarding Sun TV, is enough, or should be enough, for the government to curtail any further funding of this corrupt corporation.

  6. Bec Says:

    So who should be the one to ‘pull the cotton from their (his) ears and stuff it in their(his) mouth’?
    And if we can make it permanent, all the better!

  7. Jen Says:

    CBC is a garbage disposal for anyone who want use them for their own personal gain nothing who could be a taliban detainee knowing that cbc supports him than the canadian public.

  8. Rod Says:

    Are these the same sources that Jane Taber uses for most of her “articles”?

  9. ohboy Says:

    The old adage about given enough rope and they will hang themselves seems to be the end game here.
    The CBC is starting to fold (IMO)…
    If we have to foot their final legal bills; well so be it.
    Distasteful but worth it if it gets the desired results.
    The rats are scurrying and making bad tactical choices. Mop up with the majority of taxpayer’s blessings would be the best strategy.

  10. Sean M Says:

    CBC bureaucrats are a pack of liars! I would be willing to bet that there has never been any “sources”, anonymous or otherwise. The lefty rats are just making that up, in a preposterous attempt at covering their arses. CBC bureaucrats are out of control, their minds are diseased and their using our money to attack their perceived enemies, ( the taxpayer). The maliciousness emanating from that diseased corporation is only outdone by their total contempt for Canadians. This all goes back to the CBC’s willful act of breaking the law and wasting millions on lawyers to stay unaccountable. The corruption that goes on at that taxpayer funded organization will make Adscam look like a day at the park. Disgraceful! Well past the time for Minister Moore and the Government to grow a pair and stop this out of control beast now!

    • Frances Says:

      There may well have been sources – disgruntled civic employees who saw a way of seriously embarrassing the mayor. Anyone can make a phone call, especially from someone else’s desk.

  11. Fay Says:

    Please Minister Moore… it is time to shut the CBC down. Canadians deserve better.

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  13. Anonymous Says:

    I know of a way to force the CBC to inject a bit of honesty and fairness into their newscasts and cut 15% of the national deficit at the same time.
    Shut off the $3.3B public milk bag that they suck on everyday and make them survive on advertising revenues and donations like every other broadcaster in the country has to.

  14. Roger Says:

    Sounds like libel to me! Time for the CBC to take a big funding cut.

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