On airing the Dion interview out takes:
"We decided that it was important that CTV News not hide anything during an election campaign," said Robert Hurst, president of CTV News (October 16, 2008)
On the kidnapping of CBC reporter Mellissa Fung (from Canadian Press article):
“Other Canadian reporters in Afghanistan learned of the Oct. 12 kidnapping shortly after it happened. Hours later, journalists travelling on the prime minister's election campaign also heard about it.
But both the CBC and the Prime Minister's Office asked Canadian news organizations to hold off reporting the story, saying any publicity would jeopardize chances of a safe and speedy resolution of the kidnapping.
The CBC contacted international news organizations, including The Associated Press and Reuters, and asked them to not report on it.”
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 7:34 PM