Will The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Please Explain Why A Blatant Racist (and unfettered free market pig) Is Paid To Voice His Vile World View On Your Network?
"The CBC's Ombudsman has blasted businessman and commentator Kevin O'Leary for using the term ''Indian giver'' on his CBC News Network show, denouncing the term as "unambiguously offensive."
The executive producer for the show, The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, has apologized directly to Alex Jamieson, an aboriginal man who complained, but Mr. O'Leary is a contract commentator and cannot be forced to express regret, ombudsman Kirk LaPointe writes in the report, published last week.
Mr. O'Leary, known for his brash, provocative commentary, heads up global investment firm O'Leary Funds.
He cancelled an interview with the National Post Monday because, according to his assistant, he was ''advised'' not to speak publicly about the issue.
On Monday, the CBC was looking at making an on-air apology for the comment and has yet to speak with Mr. O'Leary about potentially doing the same, according to spokesperson Jeff Keay."
O'Leary Apologizes For Offensive Remark ...
"In the heat of a debate over the privatization of potash in Saskatchewan, I used an inappropriate phrase. As the CBC's independent ombudsman pointed out ... the phrase was offensive and inappropriate. I agree. I withdraw the remark and apologize to those who were offended."