Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Cat fight

On tonight's National, the CBC basically accused CTV and the Globe & Mail of shilling for VANOC's spin on the luge story.
I guess we're supposed to think that CTV's news judgement is suspect because they carried the Olympics last year -- but we're not supposed to wonder whether perhaps the CBC still feels some resentment because they lost the Olympic broadcast rights.
That said, John Furlong's statement in the March 24, 2009 email is chilling --"the track is in their view too fast and someone could get badly hurt. An athlete gets badly injured or worse, and I think the case could be made we were warned and did nothing."
Less than eleven months later, Nodar Kumaritashvili died.

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