Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How Far Has The No-Longer-So Giant '98 Fallen?


This far:

What was posed as a joke on CKNW’s morning show today ended up greatly offending many people listening.

“What are the three names on the “F***, kill or marry? Rona Ambrose, yes, Laurine Harper – so disrespectful – they can’t do that – and Michaëlle Jean.”

That’s what listeners heard this morning on a simulcast with CFOX host Jeff O’Neill...

{snippety doo-dah}

CKNW Brand Director Ian Koenigsfest has apologized for the comments heard on the simulcast.

“I personally don’t find that funny….I think it’s offensive to women, and at the first opportunity I have now I want to apologize to women, and men, who listen to CKNW who heard that this morning.”

Please note, that the cross-over zoo-jock concerned is the same fine fellow that was previously involved in....


And you want to know what is doubly egregious?....Well, if you go and read the entire piece linked to and quoted from above, which is from CKNW itself, you will see that the writer of the piece has actually attempted to dress this up as a news story with comments from members of public interest groups for 'context' and everything...Heckfire, as late as last night they were even labelling it as 'Breaking News', bolded and encased in red....Shameful in my opinion.... Really shameful.



North Van's Grumps said...


North Van's Grumps said...

Do advertisers really want their names, products, bottom line associated with CKNW that are so DOWN on women?

Anonymous said...


Sad to say, Bill Good's pitiful sojourn at NW, was its "high" point, post the Golden Ages of Webster and Mair.

Without fail, the dour Friday pontifications of the Three Amigos, re-confirmed my beliefs about the right. Faithfully. O ver and over. So, amusing.

Now it's just a bore.

Lew said...

Koenigsfest should take everyone who was listening out to dinner as a gesture of goodwill.

It would only cost him about $200.

Anonymous said...

Might just have to let go Campbell for savings