CBC TV | Mar. 24, 2003 | Eugene Harasymiw
Janice Stein on Iraq coverage

From: Eugene Harasymiw [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 2:23 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Iraq war panel - Janice Stein

Dear CBC executives:

I would like to register this organization's profound displeasure with the CBC's use of Janice Stein on your ongoing Iraq war coverage.

Not only has Ms. Stein exhibited bigotry and racism in her nonsensical commentary, she is apparently intellecutally challenged. For instance, last week she made a preposterous statement concerning the timing of an Iraqi TV appearance by Saddam Hussein. Even Mr. Mansbridge tried to rescue her from this laughable non sequitur.

What is most unacceptable is Ms. Stein's open glee at the prospect of Iraq's destruction, and her unmistakable grinning pleasure at the inevitable annihilation of Palestinian statehood. We doubt anyone could call Ms. Stein objective, in any sense.

Just get this poor excuse for a human being off the air and save yourself the embarrassment of knowing that the People's Network actually advanced the interests of racism and the propagation of genocide, a la Ms. Stein.


Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.
Civil Liberties Standing Committee
Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League
10611 - 110 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5H 1H7

From: CBC Ombudsman [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:03 AM
To: [email protected]
Cc: Tony Burman
Subject: Re: FW: Iraq war panel - Janice Stein

Dear Sir,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your communication, which I have shared with CBC's senior information programmers.

Yours truly,

David Bazay