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Ok, it wasn't diplomatic, business saavy or polite, but I'm glad this guy said it out loud, and sorry his whole family and all of his employees and suppliers are having to pay for it. Anyone in Banff, Alberta need wholesale gourmet food?

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/fallout-from-transphobic-remarks-continues-for-valbella-gourmet-foods-1.6004966

Ok, it wasn't diplomatic, business saavy or polite, but I'm glad this guy said it out loud, and sorry his whole family and all of his employees and suppliers are having to pay for it. Anyone in Banff, Alberta need wholesale gourmet food? https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/fallout-from-transphobic-remarks-continues-for-valbella-gourmet-foods-1.6004966

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I know this particular link is to the story as reported by CTV, but I did write CBC’s ombudsman a sternly worded letter last night, about their framing and sourcing when reporting on this story. I pointed out how the writer did not interview any GC voices or include GC perspectives, just one TRA and left that as the default POV. I also said that he editorialized by stating as fact that the business owner repeated “untruths” (the journalist’s words, not someone he was quoting) about violent and/or predatory behavior by TIPs. I even included specific examples (Robert Kosilek, Bob Tur, the attempt on Dave Chappelle, the lawsuit against the state of California by female prisoners), and said that the writer should have done more thorough fact-checking instead of presenting a one-sided narrative that prejudiced the subject matter. I even played dumb a little bit and hedged that it was very well possible to make a decision about von Rotz’s comments and language in and of themselves, without the story being editorialized in favor of a particular slant rather than reported as hard news, and the audience told what and how to think by omitting key context.

We’ll see what he replies. My guess is that it’ll go about as well as my attempt to peak Wikipedia on gender Lysenkoism, but at least CBC has been made aware that what they are doing with this issue is political spin and ideological advocacy rather than journalism.

My hat's off to you! It'll be interesting to see what, if anything, they have to say.