Radio & Television

Broadcast condoning violence breaches code, but calling women “bitches” and “skanks” allowed: CBSC

OTTAWA – A conversation between a listener and the hosts of CFNY-FM’s Dean Blundell Show about a fist fight that had broken out at a Toronto Remembrance Day ceremony breached the CAB’s Code of Ethics because it sanctioned violence.  In its decision released today, the Ontario regional panel of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) found the conversation, which was broadcast on November 13, 2012, “sanctioned, promoted and glamorized violence” contrary to Clause 9(a) of the CAB Code of Ethics. A listener filed a complaint about the conversation, in which Blundell and his co-hosts spoke with a man who had gotten into a fight with another...
 

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