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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 02:21 PM
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CBCs ombudsman says Kevin OLearys heated remarks during an interview with author Chris Hedges violated the public broadcasters journalistic standards.

The watchdog says hundreds of complaints were filed after Mr. OLeary called the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist a nutbar during CBC News Networks The Lang & OLeary Exchange on Oct. 6. The remark came during a seven-minute segment about the Occupy Wall Street protests unfolding in the United States.

There is room at the inn for a range of views, but there is no room for name-calling a guest, CBC ombudsman Kirk LaPointe writes in a decision dated Oct. 13.

OLeary might have been genuinely curious about Hedgess views, but his opening salvo only fed contempt, which breached policy. /

Chris Hedges smacks down Kevin O'Leary < CBC>

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