Tell me this doesn't read like CTV is doubling down on its sexism/ageism/misogyny w/ what amounts to veiled threats against corporations, etc. who side w/ Lisa LaFlamme... https://t.co/kRKlGKJE8s #cdnpoli— somecanuckchick 🍁 (@somecanuckchick) August 26, 2022
Maybe brands like @BellMediaPR should be wary of supporting sexism, misogyny & ageism. Just sayin.— Covid's Not Done With Us Yet 💉😷🐝 (@Jennymd1) August 26, 2022
So let me get this straight. A media outlet owned by Bell media puts out a piece essentially say that other brands should be wary of taking a position on what Bell has done. Congrats @CP24 your corporate overlords will be very pleased.— CFLFan@sevendeucemgw (@fan_cfl) August 26, 2022
@tara_deschamps just gotta wonder how you were pressured into writing this article. In my opinion, it is absolutely mind-blowing 🤯 that any @CTVNews female employee would agree to write such bullshit. @BellMediaPR #FireMichaelMelling https://t.co/HVpLZDk2q2— D♠️R (@Dale_Roth22) August 26, 2022
New headline: In wake of firing LaFlamme, the public should be wary of Bell Media trying to censor brands that speak out against its discriminatory practices #LisaLaFlamme #KeepTheGrey #LetsTalkAboutBell https://t.co/BAAXGhtxxf— Priya Sam (@PriyaSam) August 26, 2022
Behind the scenes, CTV News journalists across the country were profoundly angry.
This is beyond hilarious. It’s the op-ed version of three kids - stacked up in a raincoat - pretending to be a grownup to buy beer. https://t.co/o3qmpeB8vW— Bob Mackowycz (@BobMackowycz) August 26, 2022
I'll bet today's news story was the final straw. It's not surprising that the next thing we heard was that Michael Melling, the CTV executive who has been blamed for firing Lisa LaFlamme, was suddently on leave -- "to spend more time with his family".
“On Monday, journalists within the CTV newsroom…sent a letter to Bell Canada chief executive Mirko Bibic, Bell’s board of directors and Wade Oosterman, the president of Bell Media, expressing a lack of confidence in Mr. Melling’s leadership.” https://t.co/A5yqP5Nbiw— Mark Medley (@itsmarkmedley) August 27, 2022
NEW: CTV News executive who fired Lisa LaFlamme taking leave "to spend time with his family." pic.twitter.com/i3wzhGySSl— CANADALAND (@CANADALAND) August 26, 2022
This is probably the preliminary step while they work out his termination. There's no recovering from this own. He got nuked by a *soap brand* and now a *burger joint*. #DarkWendy got him in the end.— Jackie Blue (@MsFuddleDuddle) August 26, 2022
"Taking leave", of course, being a euphemism for "had the riot act read to".— Vee Terra🌈 (@vee_terra) August 26, 2022
Especially in light of today's Wendy's story....https://t.co/Omfb7pwIlj
Michael Melling I know you want to write an op-ed about cancel culture and how unfair people can be.— James McLeod (@jamespmcleod) August 26, 2022
I know it's been running through your head for weeks.
You should go for it. I really think people would appreciate it.
More Lisa LaFlamme support:
BCE Top boss tries to dig the telecom giant out of the bumbling firing of @LisaLaFlamme_ CEO Is still unable to explain why Canada’s #1 anchor was abruptly fired. The debacle continues … https://t.co/r0H0FHg1Yl— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) August 27, 2022
In other news the Trump Treason search affidavit was released today, with redactions. Lots of tweets about it but these ones struck me as interesting:
We're going grey with @Dove in support of women aging confidently on their own terms. We were so proud to feature @mayemusk on our May '22 swimsuit cover - living proof that beauty only gets better with age. #KeepTheGrey https://t.co/I2YHbonELn pic.twitter.com/oIcJ36JKkE— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) August 25, 2022
Dept of Justice is being emphatic and unequivocal in its explanation for redactions of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 26, 2022
Safety of civilian witnesses
Kash Patel going to jail could be the silver lining of this entire fiasco https://t.co/5M3s9lWvSw— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 26, 2022
The Trump legal team was arrogant enough to tell DOJ that even if Trump did have classified records there was nothing they were permitted to do about it.— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) August 26, 2022
Really seems like a relevant story today. https://t.co/vw7tsEv5WI— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) August 26, 2022
Kind of loving that the DOJ is calling Trump "FPOTUS"— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) August 26, 2022
Feels like more of a *grade* than I title. :)
As the day has gone by, I'm seeing more tweets that are taking this much more seriously.
Flying drones around the border looking for transgendered prayer rugs. https://t.co/GcV8N1ogwY— Jort-Michel Connard 🐘 (@torriangray) August 26, 2022
People are putting it together:
There’s no way Trump selected those Confidential, Secret, Top Secret and "HCS” documents on his own.— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 26, 2022
Who HELPED him commit espionage? 🤨
The implication of this NYT story is that Trump may have sold classified information that later got informants killed. It's important to note that's exactly what Robert Hanssen did and the Justice Department called it "the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history." https://t.co/LNxLRFx6tT— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 27, 2022
New York Times piece from 10/7/21:https://t.co/jGrX7Xrxp7— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) August 27, 2022
Mar-a-Lago was targeted by foreign spies … Trump stashed codeword, top secret information there … DOJ / Secret Service have real concerns about the facility’s security.— Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) August 26, 2022
This isn’t about “documents.” It’s about Trump putting America in danger.
Karl Rove says he believes the informant against Trump was a Secret Service Agent: “They are sworn Fed law enforcement officers, and they have a responsibility to report a crime.” pic.twitter.com/co7WkUkgJS— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 27, 2022
People go to jail for this. https://t.co/nL3oaADXxN— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 27, 2022
Yes definitely. I was estimating over 100 Trumpomobsters vs 47 Watergate, before Jan 6th. and Maralago espionage still adds more— Tomi T Ahonen Stands With Ukraine (@tomiahonen) August 26, 2022
The Trump family is terrified. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch:
This photo was taken in 2021, while Trump had boxes full of stolen Classified secrets at Mar-a-Lago.— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 26, 2022
The FBI is investigating how 33-year-old Russian-speaker Inna Yashchyshyn infiltrated the club, gaining access to Trump and @LindseyGrahamSC while posing as "Anna de Rothschild." pic.twitter.com/XFHRtYawdD
Junior is one sick dude. pic.twitter.com/eFQRcaU9nL— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 26, 2022
Every time a MAGA Republican Congress Member whines about something good that Biden did, an angel gets its wings. pic.twitter.com/pAxeF76JpA— B. Janine Morison 🇺🇦😷🏴☠️ (@bjaninemorison) August 26, 2022
Dark Brandon has street-fighter instincts. Who knew? https://t.co/E4klRnbyDZ— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) August 25, 2022
“I know you think you’re being funny, but honestly Dave, it’s just hurtful.” pic.twitter.com/L2bDsMvLPA— Uncle Duke (@UncleDuke1969) August 26, 2022
I don't want the ball...I just want to feel included— Jess 🌻 (@its_jessi_grace) August 25, 2022
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absolutely the best thing you'll see all day, month, year, century pic.twitter.com/lOT0cFdie6— what kind of dog is this (@genius_dogs) August 22, 2022