Thursday, October 30, 2014

Inviting CBC into the Bedroom is too kinky!


4 comments:

agirlnamedjake said...

Nice try. He didn't get fired for kinky sex. The CBC can't & isn't stupid enough to do that. Why would they? He's the host of their #1 rated show! It had JUST expanded into another 100 US Markets a month ago. He is literally their cash cow. Quite frankly, I dont think they'd care if he were having 'relations' with Big Ears Teddy in the privacy of his bedroom, as long as he still brought the listeners which still brought the ad revenue.
What you're forgetting is that not all of the women involved were part of his private life. At least one worked for him. That part has to have something to do with the CBC's decision.
I think there are a lot more stories yet to come, both from his personal and his professional life.
Originally the CBC Put him on a leave. Something changed between last Friday & Sunday that made them take the action to terminate. He is a super high profile person in a union. The CBC knows the repercussions & likely lawsuits to follow. I just don't think they'd flat out fire him without merit.
A crisis management firm that represented Rob Ford dropped him. A publicity firm he'd worked with for two years dropped him. That was while there was still a ton of favourable comments on his Facebook page!
The article in the Star was not going to be published because none of the women were comfortable putting their names to the story. Jian validated the Star's story for them by detailing his predilections on his Facebook page. That's when the 'kink' story started to spiral. He'd already been fired by then.
I think that once the smoke has cleared & the full story has been told, we'll find CBC was concerned not for what he did in his bedroom, but in their offices. As for the rest, I think it's obvious I believe Lucy, Reva & the other woman who have come forward.

E. Angelina said...

Indeed.

samborino said...

453You sound like an apologist for a rapist. 60% of rapes go unreported , does that mean they didnt happen? That number is probably even higher when its a person in a position of power that committed the crime.

If this was an old unattractive uncharismatic ceo this wouldn't even be a question every women in canada would have chastised him, but because the radio is so personal and we all felt like we knew Jian and so many women (including my own mother) swoon over him and his intelligence and his voice on the radio. There is a huge amount of women apologists for this guy, sure the first day or two but as more and more information comes out how is it possible that people are still defending this guy. You know that twitter account about big ears the teddy bear was created before he even introduced big ears teddy bear to the public, that means that person was someone he knew very well and someone that was probably in his home.

Either way, cbc made huge bank off of the licencing fee's they collected for every one of the 180 stations he was syndicated to. Their firing of Jian had to do with incidents within the workplace as he allegedly sexually abused (touching inappropriately , and saying unbecoming things to them) them.
Im not saying the public should be the judge jury and executioner of Jian im just saying if this was some CEO that you where unfamiliar and the exact same information came out, with a Teddy bear and all, you would be saying "what a creep, rapist , psycopath" w/e . The women (and men but it seems like far more women to me) still supporting Jian are falling into the exact same trap that his personality set for these women who where assaulted, and to me that is rather ironic.

Alan Pratt said...

There is more than one narrative being played out here. One of them of course is that Jian Ghomeshi is a serial sexual predator who will get what he deserves. Another is that the CBC – like any employer – has no business questioning private conduct of an employee. A third is that we should all wait for the facts to come out before condemning anybody.

Many people are rushing to judgment based on which of these is uppermost in their mind. For my part, I tend to be in the camp that says that there is the private sphere and then there is the employment sphere and they should be insulated from each other. On the other hand, Jian Ghomeshi is a public figure and an important symbol to the public for his employer. It seems to me that the CBC has a legitimate interest in its own image and when the public image of an employee and the employer have become intertwined, it is tough to see the issue in black and white terms.

The same thing is happening in professional sports. I have been dismayed by the actions of the National Football League when they throw players under the bus upon the slightest allegation of private misconduct. Having said this, the image of the NFL and the image of individual players can't really be completely disentangled. The same thing is true in the NBA where they forced out an owner for being a racist.

One might say, and I would say, that we have the right as individuals to hold opinions that might be racist and even that we have the right in our private life to engage in conduct that is deeply antisocial and harmful – such as the allegations made against Jian Ghomeshi, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others.

There are two things that I believe strongly that apply to the situation. First, unless there is a compelling reason to make private conduct unemployment matter, employees should have the right to be pricks and sociopaths in private. Second, nobody should rush to judgment based upon the spinning that is being done.

Having said all this, I am prepared to believe that the pattern of seriously disturbed behaviour that is emerging is not a conspiracy. There is now enough smoke to believe that there is a fire. Having said this, the proper way to deal with this type of allegation would include two elements – the application of criminal law and then some serious counselling for the disturbed individual who is perpetrating these acts.

If we try to put ourselves in the position of the CBC, they are in a way caught between a rock and a hard place. It seems that they tried to make the allegations go away in cooperation with Mr. Ghomeshi but then at some stage reached the point where they could no longer side with him. There was obviously a tipping point in their relationship that was reached rather suddenly within the last week. An attempt at joint crisis management turned into something else.

As the X-Files used to say: "The truth is out there." In time we are going to hear a lot of evidence for and against Mr. Ghomeshi but we might never know the truth.

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